Dawn Dubruiel is an instructional designer at Lynn University, an award-winning filmmaker and author, and an iBooks Author Certified Professional with Distinction. She holds master’s degrees in both educational leadership and digital media and is passionate about the Renaissance of Florence, Italy, as well as the neo-renaissance of technology, which she has combined with her love of humanities and travel to create The Medici Renaissance in Florence, The Five Treasures of Florida, and Your Key to Paris: A Guide to Unlocking Adventure. She has online teaching experience with COM 255 – FILM AND VIDEO EDITING and COM 215 – WRITING FOR PERFORMANCE for Lynn’s College of Communication and Design. Certified by Quality Matters for both course review and design, she is also recognized by Apple as an Apple Teacher. A featured Speaker at Digital Book World 2018 in Nashville, she also earned the front page of University Business in June, 2019.
Below are several student recruitment videos she created for ScuolaToscana (in Florence, Italy), Florida Atlantic University’s Study Abroad in Italy Program, and Palm Beach State College’s Career Center. She also produced hundreds of educational videos for Lynn University, which are propriety but can be seen if you enroll in one of their world-class, innovative degree programs.
Her most popular online video, How to add voice-over to your Power-Point presentation garnered over 522,837 Youtube views, since 2012. She created this video to enhance her job application at Palm Beach State College for the position of instructional technology trainer. Not only did she get the job, she excelled in the training field and was later recruited by Office Depot’s corporate headquarters for the role of instructional media designer within their Stores Learning & Development team. There, she produced over 60 national training videos for In-Store Associates and Leadership members; held the position of V.P. of Membership for Toastmasters (within Office Depot corporate headquarters); consulted with business partners to determine their training objectives; effectively managed projects from start to finish while keeping business partners abreast of each project’s progress; planned and executed fast-track, special projects as assigned; conducted companywide talent recruitment for on-camera spokespersons; received numerous accolades from business owners for effectively communicating their messages; and remained current of technological advances in web and mobile learning.
With a passion for mobile learning, she dreamed of educational materials being disseminated on iPads and published her first Multi-touch book on the Apple store in late 2013. In April 2014, she realized her dream of returning to academia and found her home at Lynn University, an Apple Distinguished School. Her duties at Lynn University include designing courses using Canvas’s state-of-the-art Learning Management System by Instructure; assisting instructors with originating media-rich, Multi-touch books; producing training videos for faculty, staff, and students; facilitating professional development workshops using an array of applications; and attending EdTech Conferences to stay abreast of the latest developments. She also plays the voice and puppet-master for Lance in ABC Mouse’s Adventures of Lela series and recently earned the front page article of University Business for her instructional video expertise.
Her Multi-touch books have also received recognition and awards at the iBooks Author Conference for Best Book of the Year in Educational History 2016 (finalist) and Best Book of the Year in the Exhibit or Event Companion category 2017 (winner).