Lois McLean
March 22-25, 2006
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Speakers: Biography

Lois McLean

McLean Media
12489 Rough and Ready Hwy.
Grass Valley CA
95945-8520 USA

Lois McLean is a partner in McLean Media and a principal investigator for an NSF National Science Digital Library (NSDL) research study (Creating Interactive Educational Activity Templates for Digital Libraries Content Clips Learning Activity Templates for Digital Libraries, NSF-DUE 0435464). She earned a doctoral degree in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation from Syracuse University, a M.A. in Reading Education from Boise State University, and a B.A. in Art and English from California State University, Chico. She has spent 20 years specializing in the applications of new media, from interactive videodisc to the worldwide web, and in multimedia design and curriculum development for museums and educational publishers. Past projects include interactive kiosks for a National Museum of American History exhibition, a CD-ROM featuring women scientists, numerous science and history videos to accompany textbooks, and a series of web-based learning activities for Sacramento History Online, a collaborative digital library. Before founding McLean Media in 1985, she was a classroom teacher, reading specialist, and university instructor and earned a doctoral degree in instructional design from Syracuse University. Her current professional focus is on innovative approaches for teaching with digital objects to increase the educational impact of online media collections.

Lois will demonstrate Content Clips - Learning Activity Templates for Digital Libraries. [Demonstration]