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Lisa Marie Blaschke

  • Master of Distance Education (MDE)
  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Maryland University College
  • 5PublicationsNumber of items in Lisa Marie's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 22Followers


Lisa Blaschke is an assistant professor (adjunct faculty) within the Master of Distance Education (MDE) program in the Graduate School of Management and Technology (GSMT) at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Her research interests are primarily within the areas of online collaborative learning, pedagogical application of web 2.0 technology, and user interface design. Lisa is also head of a communications consulting firm, Kreative Kommunikation, which offers a wide range of distance education services, from e-learning design and development to project management. Lisa has over 20 years experience working within international corporate environments, leading and implementing enterprise-wide knowledge management and training solutions. Her career experience has been varied, ranging from hands-on practical technical writing and instructional design to global management of e-learning and blended learning projects. Lisa is a graduate of the Master of Distance of Education (MDE) program and also holds a Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication from the University of Minnesota. She is a senior member of the Society of Technical Communication (STC) and has published numerous papers/workshops through the organization. Lisa was born and raised in Wisconsin, then moved to Germany in 1990 to work for a small software company called SAP. She currently lives with her family on the edge of a forest in the German Odenwald.

Recent publications

  • Establishing a foundation for reflective practice: A case study of learning journal use.

    • Blaschke L
    • Brindley J
  • Creating effective collaborative learning groups in an online environment

    • Brindley J

Professional experience

Assistant Professor

University of Maryland - University College

May 2007 - Present


Communications Consultant

September 2005 - Present

Product Manager, Services


March 1999 - August 2002(3 years)

Development Manager


May 1996 - February 1999(3 years)

Manager, Services Documentation and Translation


April 1995 - March 1996(a year)

Information Developer/Coordinator


April 1990 - March 1995(5 years)

Documentation Supervisor

Higher Education Assistance Foundation

February 1988 - March 1990(2 years)

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

University of Minnesota

August 1984 - May 1988(4 years)

Documentation Specialist

Excel Instruction

June 1987 - February 1988(8 months)


German Language Certificate

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt - Johann Wolfgang Goethe University

May 1992 - Present

Technical Communication

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

June 1987 - Present

Master of Distance Education

University of Maryland - University College

January 2000 - August 2004(5 years)

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