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Dr. Linda Kaiser
Academic Program Manager – Master of Education

Contact info:
Phone: 208.739.8210 
Email: lkaiser@post.edu 
Skype: lindakaiser8210


Academic Background:linda_kaiser

  • Ph.D. – Education: Instructional Design for Online Learning, Capella University (online)

  • M.Ed. – Instructional Technology,
    AIU (Online)

  • B.S. – Business Management of Information Technology, Kaplan University (online)

  • Dissertation:  Kaiser, L. (2011). Generational Differences in Preference for Interactivity.


Teaching Background:

Dr. Kaiser holds the position of Academic Program Manager of Post University’s Instructional Design & Technology program. Her previous position at Post University was as an Instructional Coach in the Instructional Design Department. Her course specialties at the university level are Educational Technology, Instructional Design, and Instructional Technology. She has taught courses in computer literacy, educational technology, and instructional design since 2005 at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in both online and on ground environments.

Professional Background:

  • Information Technology Helpdesk Supervisor - banking

  • Instructional Designer – in the private sector in the banking environment.

  • Learning Management System Administrator – in the banking environment

  • On Campus Adjunct Faculty – teaching computer literacy and educational technology at the community college level

  • Online Instructor – teaching Educational Technology and Design for both undergraduate and graduate degree programs

  • Manager of Online Learning – College of Western Idaho


Teaching Philosophy:

Dr. Kaiser believes that education is an ever-evolving process that serves to improve society on a global scale with the assistance of technology through a social constructivist approach to teaching and learning. She adheres to a process where learning takes place through active and relevant problem-solving using real world examples and utilizing an inquiry-based format to stimulate deeper thought and reflection. It is important to Dr. Kaiser that learning take place in an interactive environment where students not only learn from the content and the instructor, but from their peers as well.

Personal Background:

Dr. Kaiser has extensive background in both instructional design and educational technology in both the private business sector and academia. She served as the lead instructional designer for a community bank and then moved onto serving as the LMS Administrator for the same company. After successfully achieving her Ph.D. in Instructional Design for Online Learning, Dr. Kaiser was appointed as Manager of Online Learning for a new community college in Idaho where she currently resides with her husband and six grown children. In her spare time, Dr. Kaiser enjoys outdoor activities such as boating and fishing with her family and actively practices photography and videography.

Research/Academic Interests:

  • Interactivity in online learning environments, particularly learner-learner interactivity

  • Web 2.0 tools that assist learners in the collaborative process of constructivist learning

  • Personal Learning Network (PLN) development

  • Online course facilitation and moderation techniques to stimulate motivation and engagement

  • Online course interface design

  • Development of virtual world environments for immersive educational experiences

Presentations:

  • 2010 – Generational Differences in Preference for Interactivity – CWI Inservice

  • 2011 – Online Teaching Tips and Tricks – CWI Inservice

  • 2011 – Presenting with a Twist: Intro to Prezi – CWI Inservice

  • 2012 – Introduction to Online Teaching for New Instructors – CWI Inservice

  • 2012 - To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before: New Frontiers in Online Teaching – CWI Inservice

  • 2012 - Hindsight is 20/20 – What You’re Missing in the Online Instruction Course – CWI Inservice

Awards:

  • 2004 – Council of Excellence, Intermountain Community Bank

  • 2005 – Impact Player of the Year, Intermountain Community Bank

  • 2005 – Pride Award for Excellence in Customer Service

  • 2008 – Key Player of the Year, Intermountain Community Bank