Currently exploring Penn State’s graduate offerings in pursuit of a doctoral degree in higher education and learning design.
M. Ed. Instructional Design & Technology, 2013
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
B.S. Secondary Education – English/Communications, 2012
Penn State University
Instructional Designer, Penn State
Penn State University, State College | 2015 – Present
- Developing and designing four-course sequence for Smeal’s first marketing analytics graduate certificate
- Developing online entrepreneurship introductory level courses for nonmajors with faculty from the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Smeal College of Business
- Design and development of new graduate level online course offerings in industrial engineering to complement supply chain management program
- Consult with residential instruction faculty on implementing educational technology in face-to-face courses
Drexel University, Philadelphia | 2013 – 2015
Provided support for faculty and students utilizing Blackboard Learn 9, consulted with first-time online teaching faculty who were transitioning their face-to-face courses into online courses, and on-boarded faculty new to Drexel with regard to the LMS and other instructional technological resources available to them.
I also worked with my team to develop and present regular training sessions on popular educational technology tools such as Poll Everywhere and VoiceThread, as well as pedagogical topics related to best teaching practice.
One of my major projects involved the planning and launch of a college-wide Knowledge Base, which I worked closely with our programming team to build and flesh out. The Knowledge Base contains articles, related to online and blended teaching as well as instructional strategies and also serves as a home for resources and presentation archives.
Blended Schools Network, Huntington | 2013
I worked as an independent contractor for Blended Schools Network, an online education solutions provider for K-12 institutions primarily in Pennsylvania. I was a dual-purpose contractor working as both instructional technology support and as a course developer.
I served as first point of contact for user base of 75,000 students, teachers, and parents accessing content via Blackboard Learn. I resolved user-submitted problems including technical questions, “how-to” questions, and LMS issues, and assigned unresolved tickets to the appropriate department contact.
As a course developer, I worked to build what was known at the time as a “mini MOOC” intended to be a crash course in online teaching for first-time online teachers. It was a seven module, self-paced program offered in the fall of 2013 to teachers within the Blended Schools Network of client school districts. Learn more about the Online Teaching Basics Mini MOOC in my portfolio.
Professional Achievements & Service
- Named to Masie’s Learning 2017 30 Under 30
- Completed Penn State’s Emerging Leaders 2017 Program
- Planning Committee, OLC Innovate Conferences
eLearn Institute, Quakertown | Summer 2013
During my graduate program, I had the unique experience of working with educational technology leaders at the eLearn Institute, Inc., a non-profit organization focused on helping school districts create online learning programs that best suit the needs of their students and faculty. As part of this experience, I:
- Attended conferences hosted by school districts who have transformed or are in the process of transforming the classroom to make better use of technology tools at the classroom level to improve instruction
- Observed during meetings with district and building-level technology staff who are at various stages in the technology integration process
- Assisted in social media management and branding
Rohrbach Library, Kutztown | 2012 – 2013
As part of my graduate program, I worked as a graduate assistant in the Curriculum Materials Center of the university library. In this position, I:
- Designed and produced multimedia for advertising library events and services, consult with faculty and staff to create instructional materials for use in the classroom and for Rorhbach Library’s website
- Maintained the Curriculum Materials Center of the library
- Assisted library patrons in locating web and print resources
- Conducted research on various topics for library data purposes
Wehr, K.M. Analytics for In-Time Course Adjustments. Presented at Learning Design Summer Camp at Penn State University, University Park, PA, July 20, 2017.
Wehr, K.M. Education Session: xAPI for Actionable Learner Data Collection. Presented at OLC Innovate 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 5, 2017.
Ollendyke, B.T. & Wehr, K.M. Hands-On Workshop: xAPI for Actionable Learner Data Collection. Facilitated at EDUCAUSE ELI Annual Meeting 2017, Houston, Texas, February 13, 2017.
Boyce, A.C. & Wehr, K.M. When Pedagogy Comes First: Making Technology Work For You. Presented at annual Elements: The Web Conference at Penn State, Penn State University, June 13, 2016
Boyce, A.C. & Wehr, K.M. Preserving Core Experiences in the Online Environment. Presented at OLC Innovate Conference. New Orleans, LA, April 22, 2016
Boyce, A.C., Collins, M.S., Hicks, M.J., Ollendyke, B.T., Potter, M.G., & Wehr, K.M. Redesigning the Online Presentation Space: An Example of Pedagogy Driving Technology. Presented at annual Teaching & Learning with Technology (TLT) Symposium, Penn State University, March 19, 2016
Gregory, M.W. & Wehr, K.M. Reclaim Class Time with VoiceThread. Presented at annual eLearning 3.0 Conference, Drexel University, March 26, 2015