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About Janine Lim

Janine Lim, PhD, currently serves as associate dean for online higher education in the School of Distance Education at Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, MI. She and her team support over 200 online courses, provide training for faculty teaching online, and work with the campus infrastructure support of online learning. Her department also provides educational technology and Moodle support for faculty and students. In addition, Janine is responsible for the faculty and courses of the Consortium of Adventist Colleges and Universities. Janine has served on the board of the United States Distance Learning Association since April 2015. Prior to her work at Andrews University, Janine coordinated distance education for 22 K12 school districts in southwest Michigan for 14 years. In that position, as one of the co-founders of TWICE, Michigan’s K12 Videoconferencing Organization, Janine has spearheaded popular international K12 videoconference projects such as Read Around the Planet and MysteryQuest. While still serving on the board of TWICE, she was instrumental in designing and implementing the CAPspace website for collaborative videoconference projects. Janine also served on a team of Michigan educational technology trainers providing a workshop called ATA Technology Academy. Janine has taught 15 unique graduate educational technology classes online numerous times over the past 15 years, with some classes attracting participants from all over the world. Her current research interests include teacher behavior in successful online courses, intersubjectivity in quality online discussions, and student activity patterns in self-paced courses.


Present Associate Dean, Online Higher Education, Andrews University College of Education and International Partnerships
Present Board of Directors, United States Distance Learning Association

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • 2010 MACUL Educator of the Year
  • 2009 Computerworld Honors Program Laureate
  • Nominated 2008 Edublogs Award: Best Resource Sharing Blog
  • 2008 USDLA Outstanding Leadership Award
  • 2005 AVLN Individual Collaborative Spirit Award
  • 2004 COSI Excellence in Education through Technology Award
  • 2004 eChurch Award for Pioneer Memorial Church website
  • 2003 TWICE President's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Distance Learning
  • Exemplary Online Course chosen Winter 2000 as part of a study sponsored by WebCT


  • 123 VC: Jazzing Up Your Curriculum with Videoconferencing
  • Active Online Courses
  • Active Online Teaching
  • Developing WebQuests
  • Kid2Kid Videoconference Connections
  • Integrating Technology in Pathways
  • Internet Research and Projects
  • Integrating Technology in the Curriculum
  • Planning Interactive Curriculum Connections
  • Social Media & You
  • Supporting Teachers' Use of Videoconferencing
  • Teaching Academic Vocabulary
  • Technology in the Early Elementary Classroom


2010 PhD Leadership, Andrews University
1996 MAT Secondary Level, Andrews University
1995 BA Communication; Minor, Reading; Minor, Religion, Andrews University

Contact Information
Skype: outonalim
Twitter: outonalim
Phone: 269-471-6546


Books (1)

Presentation (4)

Articles (9)

Refereed Research Conference Presentations (5)

Invited Keynotes (1)

A Selection of Presentations (21)