Melissa Lalum is an Instructional Designer with CSU Northridge'Â€Â™s Faculty Technology Center (FTC), focusing on mobile learning and course redesign. Before joining the FTC, she was an Academic Technology Fellow and Journalism professor, leading her department'Â€Â™s effort in the myCSUNtablet initiative. In 2011, she was recognized as the Journalism Educator of the Year for four-year universities by the California Journalism Education Coalition. She earned a B.A. in Communications from U.C. Santa Barbara and her M.S. degree in Instructional Design and Technology from CSU Fullerton.