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Bio of Laurie Ruberg

Lorena "Laurie" F. Ruberg is associate director of the Center for Educational Technologies.

2006Associate Director, Center for Educational Technologies, Wheeling Jesuit University
1995Senior Instructional Designer, Center for Educational Technologies, Wheeling Jesuit University
1987Research Associate/Assistant. Director, Interactive Design & Development, Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, Virginia Tech

Drexel UniversityPsychology; EducationB.S., 1974
University of IowaEnglish Literature: Expository WritingM.A., 1979
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)Curriculum & Instruction: Instructional Systems DevelopmentPh.D., 1994

Ruberg's research, publications, and presentations reflect her interest in writing, curriculum development, program evaluation, and innovative application of computer-mediated communication technologies to support science education. Her dissertation research provides an in-depth analysis of student participation and interaction that occurred during computer-mediated interactive writing activities conducted within the context of moving a lecture/lab course to a multimedia distance learning format. Her current research focuses on designing and testing how technology can be used to improve and enrich the social context of instruction.

Awards and Recognition
Recipient of AERA Division H School Evaluation and Program Development Outstanding Publications Competition on Program Evaluation Studies, 2008

Senior Instructional Designer/Project Lead for BioBLAST™ multimedia CD-ROM (1995-1999), which received the following awards:
  • Copper AXIEM (Absolute Excellence in Electronic Media) Award, 1999.
  • Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational PublishingóEducational Technology Curricular Software, Association of Educational Publishers, 1999, one of four finalists.

  • CODIE Award for School-based Education ProductóBest Product 1999, one of five finalists.
Professional Organizations
American Evaluation Association; American Education Research Association National Society for the Study of Education; National Science Teachers Association American Astronomical Society.