Leadership Team

Betsy Gilbertson
Betsy Gilbertson
Instructional Designer, Auburn Online

Betsy joined Auburn University in 2011 as an Instructional Designer. She has over twenty years of experience in working teaching with technology and multimedia in higher education. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts, Betsy started working for South Dakota State University in their Instructional Design Services as a Multimedia Instructional Designer. She has worked through the struggles and rewards to be a part of the success that online learning has become today. It is exciting to have so many options for designing and teaching quality online courses that allow students and instructors to be active and engaged in the teaching and learning process.

Betsy’s expertise is in the design and implementation of online learning. She also has 20 years of experience in facilitating workshops, course redesigns, and consultations in higher education for developing engaging face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online courses. Her background in technology and multimedia help immensely in this area. She is familiar with QMR, OSCQR, backward design, and traditional theories of education and design. Betsy has presented at various conferences over the years, conducted research, and is part of several publications.

Betsy holds a Masters in Education in Curriculum and Instruction in Adult and Higher education, and she maintains a focus on diversity and inclusion through her work, research and her professional development. She believes that online learning helps bridge many gaps that currently exist in higher education.

Last updated: February 28, 2024