Dr. Beth Oyarzun is a Clinical Associate Professor of Learning Design and Technology (LDT) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She teaches fully online courses in LDT and serves as the Program Director for both the Master of Education and graduate certificate degrees in LDT. Her research areas of interest surround online teaching and learning pedagogy and technology integration into effective instruction. Beth has been teaching for over 25 years including high school mathematics teaching, undergraduate teaching in LDT, training university faculty in online teaching, and teaching graduate students in LDT. She currently serves as the Vice President of Communications for the Division of Distance Learning in the Association of Educational Communications Technology (AECT)and as treasurer for the Board of Directors of the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (IBSTPI).