Senior Instructional Designer, Penn State World Campus
Penny has designed online courses since 1997. She is currently a senior instructional designer for the Penn State World Campus and telecommutes from her home in Wisconsin. Her research interests include student perspectives of quality and how this impacts the design practice; and the use of games and simulations in online instruction. She has presented at various regional, national, and international conferences, serves on the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning (Madison, WI) planning committee, and is currently chair of the Quality Matters Instructional Designers Association. She recently co-authored the book *MindMeld: Micro-Collaboration between eLearning Designers and Instructor Experts* with Jon D. Aleckson.