Kay McLennan


Kay McLennan designed and directed an extensive 2-year online course quality improvement initiative at Tulane University's School of Professional Advancement -- see http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ967819.pdf. In addition, Kay has more than ten years of experience teaching asynchronous online economics and business studies courses [at Tulane University (New Orleans, Louisiana), at Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond, Louisiana), and Montgomery College (Rockville, Maryland)].

Kay's educational background includes a Ph.D. in Education Administration, Curriculum, and Instruction from the University of Nebraska (Lincoln, Nebraska), a M.A. in Economics from the American University (Washington, D.C.), and a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland). Kay's dissertation is entitled, “Technology Selection and Marketing Activities in Higher Education Patenting and Technology Transfer." Kay's previous work experience includes a ten year career as an economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President.

Kay has extensive experience with different learning management systems, the production and use of video clips, machinima [screen capture video clips], and the development and use of 3D virtual world platform simulations in online instruction.

As an introduction to Kay's use of 3D virtual world simulations in online teaching -- see Kay's Prisoners' Dilemma [virtual world learning simulation] and Data Detectives Game [virtual world learning simulation] were winners in U.S. Army Research Lab Simulation & Training Technology Center Federal World Challenge in 2012 and 2013, respectively.

As an introduction to Kay's e-teaching -- see "Why Study Economics?"​ at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRirKgHQ9rQ and "Why Study Business Ethics?"​ at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LW5kpVtsjU.