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Heidi Watson-Held

Instructor Learning Design & TechnologyCurriculum and Instruction

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Dr. Heidi Watson-Held is an Instructional Designer in the eLearning Design Innovation Group in the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University. She completed a D.Ed. in Administration and Leadership – Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2012. She received my M.Ed. in Adult Education from Pennsylvania State University in 2004. Heidi enjoys teaching part time, designing courses, creating video shorts, and working on assessments.
Her research interests include things like:

  • Learning Experience Design
  • Teaching in the Large Enrollment Classroom
  • Adult Learners in Higher Education
  • Leadership in the Higher Education Workplace
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Workforce Education
  • Learning Analytics
  • Faculty and Instructional Designer Rapport

Heidi has worked for the Pennsylvania State University for 20 years in program design, development, and delivery in a variety of capacities. When she is not working for Purdue or Penn State, she gardening, painting, taking care of family, or writing fiction.

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