• PhD, Educational Psychology/Instructional Technology, The Ohio State University
  • MA, Instructional Technology, The Ohio State University
  • BS, Psychology, Bowling Green State University
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Evan Ogg Straub

Online Faculty Development Program Manager

Why I Choose to Work at Academic Innovation:

“I chose to come to the Center for Academic Innovation because too often technology comes before pedagogy. At AI, the conversations were about how to we design tools to support the way our faculty teach as well as how research-grounded pedagogies can support learning for all students. Being a part of an environment that is both innovative and making a difference is exhilarating.”

Current Roles/Previous Experience:

Evan has a long history of working in professional development around technology. She started in database design and systems administration, but found her true passion when she started teaching others how to use those systems. Since then, Evan has worked at a national level helping states build meaningful educational technology policy, as well as at the university level where she first started working in online and hybrid education almost 20 years ago.

As an educator, Evan has taught at the college level both face-to-face and online, as well as developed more professional development workshops than she cares to count. Prior to joining the Online and Hybrid Degree team, she worked with the GradeCraft project to support faculty designing motivation-first assessment structures. As a researcher, she is interested in the intersection of emotions, technology and the faculty experience. Evan is a member of OLC, AERA, and APA.

Ask me to learn about:
    • Online faculty development
    • Motivation and learning theories (or anything remotely attached to educational psychology)
    • Gameful course design
    • Instructional design
    • Anything related to cooking and baking – particularly obscure recipes/foods
    • Knitting
    • Vegetable gardening
Posts and Publications:
    • Andrzejewski, C., Wolf, S., Straub, E., & Parson, L. (2019). Facilitating student empowerment and agency through the “scaffolded autonomy” approach to curriculum design. In G. Strohschen & K. Lewis (Eds.), Competency-Based and Social-Situational Approaches for Facilitating Learning in Higher Education. IGI Global.
    • Straub, E. (2010) Active learning connections: Multimedia activities for educational psychology students. In A. Woolfolk. Educational Psychology (11 ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
    • Straub, E. (2009). Understanding Technology Adoption: Theory and Future Implications for Informal Education, Review of Educational Research, 79(2), 625–649.
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