Melissa Loble

Melissa Loble is senior director of Canvas Network, a platform where academic institutions can offer open, online courses, including MOOCs. Melissa oversees strategy, design, and implementation, with a focus on ensuring highly engaging and effective learning experiences.

Previously, Melissa was associate dean for Distance Learning at the University of California, Irvine where she provided leadership in curriculum development, instructional design, and the selection and use of educational platforms and technologies. She led multiple projects resulting in the delivery of 13 MOOCs, including a course focused on themes from a popular television show, Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s The Walking Dead and her own course, Emerging Trends and Technologies in Virtual K12 Education.

Melissa has held senior leadership roles for a number of educational technology companies and has taught in Pepperdine University’s Masters in Learning Technologies program (MALT) for the past ten years. Her classes have included Technology and Curriculum, Managing Technology for Change, and Mentoring Team Leadership.

She holds master’s degrees in business administration and educational policy from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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