Laura Pasquini is a higher education professional and doctoral candidate at the University of North Texas (UNT). Over the past ten years Ms. Pasquini has contributed to the field of Student and Academic Affairs in the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the United States. Her professional experiences in higher education include academic advising, tutoring services, supplemental instruction, career advising, campus activities, first year experience curriculum, orientation programs and housing and residence life.
Laura’s publications include the topics of technology for training and development, pedagogy models with emerging and social media, learning and performance innovation, and technology needs assessment and implementation methods for higher education administrators. Laura’s consulting work includes web design, social media content and communication planning, learning resource development, organizational assessment & design, and support for virtual teaming and collaboration.
Laura presents internationally on a variety of trends and issues for learning and performance for both professional associations and higher education institutions. She has delivered educational sessions and webinars for NACADA, ACPA, NASPA, Higher Ed Hero, Innovative Educators, Break Drink’s Campus Tech Connection (#CTCX), NACA, and other higher education groups. Laura was elected for the NACADA Technology in Advising Commission Chair for 2011-2013.
Laura is currently working on her Ph.D. in Applied Technology & Performance Improvement with the Department of Learning Technologies at UNT. Her research lies in the areas of open education, collaborative learning environments, and social web engagement.
Laura is a self-declared geek and a self-taught techie who has an enthusiasm for engaging peers in online collaborative learning. It is easy to follow along with Laura’s technology research and exploration as she is often found tweeting, blogging, podcasting, or presenting about these topics.
Consulting & Presenting Specialties Educational technology, training & development, organizational change management, team & group dynamics, academic advising, career exploration, curriculum design, social web engagement, learning and performance assessment.