The focus of Dr. Merillat's career has been the design and development of leading edge technology applications. She has worked on projects for large corporations, small businesses, and government agencies across a broad spectrum of functional areas. Her research focus is Educational Technology and Interaction Design.

Dr. Merillat is available to work with clients:

  • To develop effective online courses
  • To train faculty and staff on the best practices for online instruction
  • Provide information on integrating the latest technologies into your online curriculum

 

Web Portfolio

Faculty Support Center Faculty Support Center
Designed, developed, and currently manage this "virtual" faculty center providing training, tools, and technical support to any faculty member.
Thumbnail of NU-301 online course. NU-301 Online Course in D2L
Worked with adjunct faculty member to develop this fully online undergraduate nursing course in D2L (2017).
Thumbnail of TEAC-2922 online graduate workshop. TEAC-2922 Graduate Workshop
Designed, developed, and taught summer graduate workshop on developing online courses in Moodle (2013).
Friends University History Video
Completed storyboard, script, and creation of history video for Friends University (2012).
Technology in Education Resource Center Technology in Education Resource Center
Designed, developed, and formerly managed this site to showcase the efforts of the former Regional Technology in Education Corsortia.
(provided by the Way Back Machine)

Other sites of I helped design/develop:
ProfilerPro
Intel Education Assessing Projects (Way Back Machine)
University of Kansas IT Project Management (Way Back Machine)

 

Education

  • 1984 - B.S., Computer Science
  • 2002 - M.Ed., Curriulum Development, Educational Technology
  • 2008 - Ph.D., Curriculum & Teaching, Educational Technology and Interaction Design
Curriculum Vitae (.pdf, 66kb)

 

Selected Publications

Merillat, L. (2017). Leveraging the LMS to Provide a Student Resource Center. In J. Johnston (Ed.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2017 (pp. 1248-1252). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). https://www.learntechlib.org/p/178443/

Merillat, L. & Scheibmeir, M. (2016). Developing a Quality Improvement Process to Optimize Faculty Success. Online Learning, 20(3) 159-172. Retrieved from https://olj.onlinelearningconsortium.org/index.php/olj/article/view/977

Merillat, L. & Catanzaro, J. (2016). Using Standardized Templates to Meet Quality Matters Standards. C2C Digital Magazine, (Spring /Summer 2016), 4. Retrieved from http://scalar.usc.edu/works/c2c-digi-magazine-spring-summer-2016/using-standardized-templates-to-meet-quality-matters-standards

Merillat, L., Allen, M., Maendele, S., & Rivera, L. (2015). Using Lean Six Sigma and RealtimeBoard to Bring Order to Chaos. C2C Digital Magazine, (Fall 2015/Winter 2016), 3. Retrieved from http://scalar.usc.edu/works/c2c-digital-magazine-fall-winter-2016/using-lean-six-sigma-and-realtimeboard-to-bring-order-to-chaos

Merillat, L. & Scheibmeir, M. (2015). Developing a Systematic Approach for Faculty Enrichment Using Detailed Assessments as a Basis. In Proceedings of Global Learn 2015 (pp. 306-312). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 27, 2015 from http://www.editlib.org/p/150873

Merillat, L., Hofmeister, D., Scheibmeir, M. & Catanzaro, J. (2014). An Online Course Enhancement Process that Works. In Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2014 (pp. 1350-1355). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Merillat, L. (2012). Seven Great Ideas to Improve the Learning Experience for your Students. Retrieved from http://www.facultysupport.com.

Merillat, L. & Johnson-Leslie, N. (2010). Identifying target audiences for Blackboard professional development at a mid-south university. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (pp. 546-549). Chesapeake, VA: Associate for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Merillat, L. & Ault, M. (2010). Teaching and Learning about Rubrics using RubiStar. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (pp. 2783-2790). Chesapeake, VA: Associate for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Merillat, L. (2008). Differences between current and past users of RubiStar on the use of rubrics. Proceedings of E-Learn 2008 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education, Las Vegas, NV, November 17-21, 2008, pp. 3816-3823. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Merillat, L. (2008). Exploring the history of and the emotional attachment to a teacher tool using a theoretical framework for interactions. Dissertation Abstracts International, 69 (04). (UMI No. 3311319).

Merillat, L. & Holvoet, J. (2008). Five effective ways for using technology. In Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education (5th Ed., p. 247). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Merillat, L. (2007). Exploring the level of emotional attachment to a teacher tool to its use, perceived effectiveness, and level of evangelism. Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) 18th International Conference, San Antonio, TX, March 26-30, 2007, pp. 137-139. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Merillat, L., Holvoet, J., & Adams, D. (2007). Technology integration: What happens now? Learning and Leading with Technology, 34(6), 20-24.

Merillat, L. & Branham, R. (2005). Human-centered design case study for a workshop and Web repository. Proceedings of the fourth conference Doctoral Education in Design, Tempe, AZ, June 25-27, 2005, pp. 171-186. Tempe, AZ: College of Design, Arizona State University.

Paul, J. & Merillat, L. (2003). Moderating effects of ITV on relationships among learning and performance in management education. Proceedings of Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, August, 2003. Briarcliff Manor, NY: Academy of Management.

Merillat, L., & Daugherty, A. (2002). The use of relational blocks in teaching relational database concepts. Proceedings of E-Learn 2002 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education, Montreal Canada, October 15-19, 2002, pp. 2677-2678. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).