About Us

LearnAU assists with managing a positive instructional experience for the faculty and students of fully online classes, hybrid courses, and web enhanced face-to-face courses. Our team comprises specially trained Instructional Design and Development partners.

The Instructional Design group uses their knowledge of pedagogy and best practices to train, create, deliver, and administer online learning. Our Training Partners and Media Specialist Partners ensure that you have the tools you need to capture content and keep your skills up to date on a wide variety of software and technology.   Our LMS System Administrator assists with all things Bb Learn and with the integration of course tools and publisher materials into our LMS. LearnAU helps Ashland University to leverage and engineer a complete learning experience that allows for a seamless educational transition from a physical to online presence.

We are located in the Patterson building on the beautiful Ashland University campus- feel free to stop on by and prepare to chat!

Learn AU Team

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Pidge Bannin Pidge Bannin, Ed.D.
Associate Director, Instructional Designer
310, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
Vivian Beaty, Ph.D. Vivan Beaty, Ph.D.
Instructional Designer

Carl Nestor Carl Nestor, MFA, MS
Instructional Designer
307, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
Picture of Chuck Piscitello Charles Piscitello
Instructional Designer
308, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
After earning his masters of arts degree in sociology from Cleveland State University in 2007, Chuck started teaching sociology at many northeast Ohio colleges and universities. While teaching for a few years, Chuck became interested in teaching and learning the best practices in teaching courses face-to-face, hybrid, and online, with that, he pursued his doctorate in teaching and learning educational technology. In... Read More

Emily Weller Emily Weller, M.Ed.
Instructional Designer
306, Patterson Instructional Technology Center