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Marcia Ashbaugh

Work Phone: (970) 214-2686
Home Phone: (208) 796-2208
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I live in beautiful Mountain Home, Idaho with my husband, adult daughter, and young grandson. We love to do long weekends visiting the mountains, hiking, fishing, rock hounding and seeing local points of interest. My education is in educational technology (PhD Ed: Instructional Design for Online Learning; MEd:e-Learning Technology & Design, BS: Computer Information Systems with MIS emphasis). In addition to teaching, training, and instruction on all academic levels in both profit and nonprofit organizations, my work experience includes accounting and IS/IT management. I am currently an instructor and course designer/reviewer for the University of Illinois ION/MVCR program. As an educational researcher and published author in peer-reviewed journals and academic books on issues of online education and learning, I present relevant research at international conferences. My passion is to pass on to others the amazing effectiveness of online learning when designed to engage and captivate the learner in this unique environment.