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Education

Ph.D. Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University Bloomington, School of Education

ME.d. Educational Technology, Grand Valley State University, College of Education

B.A. English Language, Literature & Civilization, University of Sfax, Tunisia

Ahmed Lachheb

Learning Experience Designer

Why I Choose to Work at Academic Innovation

I choose to work at the Center for Academic Innovation because I can share my passion for design, innovation, and education with teams of designers and higher education professionals.

Current Roles/Previous Experience

As a Learning Experience Designer (LXD) in the Center for Academic Innovation, Ahmed uses his design expertise to design learner-centered learning experiences for diverse audiences of global learners. Central to this work is a commitment to employ rigorous design methods to create designs that value both diversity and inclusiveness. His designs are inspired by design precedents from different design disciplines, such as architecture and human-computer interaction, and informed by general design theories, learning theories, and instructional design theories. Ahmed’s research interests include design practice, designers’ design knowledge, design theory, and design pedagogy. He studies design practice in situ to inform design education, theory, and practice.

Ahmed is an experienced designer, an educator, and a scholar. His work experience spans over a decade in higher education, government, corporate and non-profit settings. He is a recent graduate of Indiana University (IU) Bloomington with a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology. Before coming to IU Bloomington, Ahmed worked for Fort Hays State University at the Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning Technologies as an Instructional Designer. Prior to working for Fort Hays State, Ahmed obtained his Masters’ in Educational Technology from Grand Valley State University, Michigan, and a BA in English Language, Literature, and Civilization from the University of Sfax. He is a native of Sfax, Tunisia, and a long-time Scout Leader/Ham-Radio operator.

Ask Me to Learn About

  • Design Methods
  • Design Practice
  • Instructional Systems Technology & Design
  • Design Tools
  • Design Theory
  • Design Failure
  • Cooking & Baking

Publications

Dissertation
Lchheb, A. (2020). Design Failure in Instructional Design Practice: Practitioners’ Perspective (Order No. 28091021). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (2445576286).

Journal Publications (Peer-Reviewed)
Lachheb, A., & Boling, E. (2018) Design tools in practice: instructional designers report which tools they use and why. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1-21. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12528-017-9165-x

Boling, E., Alangari, H., Hajdu, I. M., Guo, M., Gyabak, K., Khlaif, Z., Kizilboga, R., Tomita, K., Alsaif, M., Lachheb, A., (2017). Core judgments of instructional designers in practice. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 30(3), 199-219 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/piq.21250

Tomita, K., Alangari, H., Zhu, M., Ergulec, F., Lachheb, A., & Boling, E. (in press) Challenges Implementing Qualitative Research Methods in a Study of Design Practice. Tech Trends.

Book Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
Lachheb, A. & Boling (in press) The Role of Design Judgment and Reflection in Instructional Design. Instructional Design: An Introduction and Student Guide. https://edtechbooks.org/id

Abramenka-Lachheb, V., Lachheb, A., & Ozogul, G. (in press) Teaching Design to Public Health Majors: A Design Case of an Interdisciplinary Course. Design in Educational Technology, AECT Springer Publications.

Conference Proceedings (Peer-Reviewed)
Abramenka-Lachheb, V., Lachheb, A., & Ozogul, G. (2018) Supporting Educational Change in Tunisia: Instructional Design and Technology Training in Tunisian Higher Education Context. In Proceedings for Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). https://members.aect.org/pdf/Proceedings/proceedings18/2018/18_01.pdf

Lachheb, A. (2014, March). Information technology effects on Tunisian college students; Tunisian English majors as a case study. In Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1990-1995). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/131079/

Lancaster, S., & Lachheb, A. (2012, March). Student & Teacher Perceptions in a 1-to-1 Laptop Program. In Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3466-3469). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/40128/

Manuscripts in Preparation
Lachheb, A., & Boling, E. (manuscript in preparation) Instrumental Judgments in Action: Why Instructional Design Practitioners Use their Design Means?.

Conference Presentations
Lachheb, A. & Boling, E. (October 2019) Examining Instructional Design Practice: Practitioners’ Design Means and Judgments. Poster presented at the Annual AECT Convention, 2019.

Leung, J, Abramenka-Lachheb, V., Lachheb, A. & Zhou, G.(October 2019) Creating Opportunities for Accelerating ID Skills for Faculty Development Through Microlearning, Informal Learning, and OERs. Paper presented at the Annual AECT Convention, 2019.

Loucks, S., Ozogul., G., Lachheb, A., & Abramenka-Lachheb, V. (October 2019) Professional Learning in Action: Using Virtual Teams to Teach Leadership in an Online Business Course. Paper presented at the Annual AECT Convention, 2019.

Boling, E., Lachheb, A. & The Design Research Group (October 2019) Design precedent: Critical knowledge as it is defined and used across fields of design. Paper presented at the Annual AECT Convention, 2019. Abramenka-Lachheb, V.,

Lachheb, A., & Ozogul, G. (October 2018) Instructional Design and Technology
Training in a Tunisian Higher Education Context: Faculty Satisfaction, Learning, and Behavior. Paper presented at the Annual AECT Convention, 2018.

Ozogul, G., Loucks, S., Lachheb, A., (October 2018) Large Online Undergraduate Business Course: A study on Cascading Communication as an Instructional Strategy. Paper presented at the Annual AECT Convention, 2018

Boling, E., Lachheb, A., Alangari, H., Gyabak, K. & Tomita, K. (November 2017). Challenges in implementing methods in a study of ID practice. Paper presented at the AECT Annual Convention, 2017.

Lachheb, A. (November 2014) PowerPoint Design; Quality Matters. Workshop presented at the AECT Annual Convention, 2014

White Paper & Trade Publications
Lachheb, A. & Abramenka-Lachheb, V. (2015) Blended Course Design for Students in China: Challenges, Problems, and Design Solutions. Online Learning Consortium https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/blended-course-design-students-china-challenges-problems-design-solutions/

Lachheb, A. (2014). Laws of Interface Design Applied to Course Design in Blackboard LMS. C2C Digital Magazine, 1(2), 4. https://scholarspace.jccc.edu/c2c_online/vol1/iss2/4/

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