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Blended and Online Learning: Welcome

This guide is intended for faculty teaching web-enhanced, hybrid and online courses at the post-secondary level.

Molloy University, Blended and Online Learning

The Office of Blended and Online Learning focuses on delivering high-quality teaching and learning experiences in web-enhanced, hybrid and online formats at Molloy University while keeping student success a priority. Best practices are based on research guided by the Quality Matters Rubric. As a member institution, our goal is to apply the most updated research to our instructional design offerings at the University to ensure students are reaching their educational goals. We look forward to partnering with you!

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Meet the Team

Amy Gaimaro, D.B.A., Dean of Innovative Delivery Methods

Dr. Amy Gaimaro leads a team of dedicated professionals who advance Molloy's mission of academic excellence. She oversees all blended and online learning initiatives for the Office of Academic Affairs. Amy is Co-Chair of the Blended and Online Learning Task Force. She researches and promotes innovative ways to deliver quality hybrid and online learning at the University.

Susan Watters, M.A., Associate Director of Blended & Online Learning

Susan Watters leads the design and implementation of faculty and student support activities related to quality blended and online learning. She draws upon her years of online teaching in higher education and the application of the Quality Matters Rubric to support quality course design. She also assists the Dean in planning and launching strategic blended and online learning initiatives. 

Ashley Morin, B.S., Assistant Director of Blended & Online Learning

Ashley Morin assists in all aspects of developing, implementing, and providing continuous support for Molloy’s blended and online learning programs. Ashley liaises with Academic Support Services, Student Affairs, and Enrollment Management staff to ensure Molloy students receive appropriate support throughout their online learning experiences.

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Meet the Team

Laurie Hallick, M.S.Ed., Instructional Designer

Laurie Hallick supports faculty in the design of quality web-enhanced, hybrid, and online courses. She meets with faculty one-on-one and facilitates online faculty development courses, workshops, and webinars. She applies her more than twenty years of experience working as a Professional Learning Specialist leading learning for teachers who desire to facilitate student success. 

Jason Schoen, M.A.T., Instructional Designer

Jason Schoen has worked for over twenty years in higher education, with background in course design, curriculum development, outcomes assessment and learner support services. He is an experienced presenter and facilitator of face-to-face, hybrid and fully online courses. Jason enjoys collaborating with faculty one-on-one to help them to achieve their vision of what the course experience can be for their students. 

Mary Ryder, Ed.D., Instructional Designer

Mary Ryder brings over twenty years of online teaching experience in higher education, in areas of curriculum development and outcomes assessment, with an extensive teaching background in online coursework and is an enthusiastic workshop presenter.  Mary enjoys collaborating with faculty to help them to create collaborative learning spaces for students in the online learning environment. 

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