Laura Ballard

Chair:

eLearning Director

Adjunct Faculty

Counseling

Office: AS 4 - Room: AS 171

480-461-7880

Profile

Laura Ballard is the eLearning Director at Mesa Community College. She is passionate about helping faculty transform traditional learning environments into relevant and engaging experiences.  For the past ten years, she has been in various roles at the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) working with faculty, staff, and administrators to elevate their instructional technology skills. Prior to coming to MCCCD, she earned her Masters' Degree in Learning and Instructional Technology at ASU.   While taking coursework, she was an instructor and researcher under the PT3 (Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to use Technology) grant.  She researched the positive impact of technology infusion on the learning process and how to teach teachers the techniques of infusion. She has designed and delivered several hybrid and online courses at ASU and the Maricopa Community Colleges using various instructional technologies and Learning Management Systems and has also been an online student. Laura is also online adjunct faculty in the English department.  Along with these experiences, she has also been a high school Language Arts teacher and a fastpitch and volleyball coach.

Classes Taught

Spring 2024

FYE101 Introduction to College, Career and Personal Success 1 Credits

Focus on student success through exploration of academic, career and life skills. Includes study of goal-setting/success strategies, academic mindset and financial literacy. Develop an education/career plan utilizing career assessments and other college resources.

Prerequisites: None.

Course Notes: Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29350

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/16/2024 - 03/08/2024

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 29350 Students may contact instructor at: laura.ballard@mesacc.edu

Spring Flex Start 2024

FYE103 Exploration of College, Career and Personal Success 3 Credits

Focus on student success through exploration of academic, career, and life skills. Includes study of goal-setting/success strategies, academic mindset, interpersonal skills, financial literacy, self-care strategies, diverse perspectives, and campus tools and resources. Develop an education/career plan utilizing career assessments and other college resources.

Prerequisites: None.

Course Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29691

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
03/18/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 29691 Students may contact instructor at: laura.ballard@mesacc.edu

Fall Flex Start 2024

FYE103 Exploration of College, Career and Personal Success 3 Credits

Focus on student success through exploration of academic, career, and life skills. Includes study of goal-setting/success strategies, academic mindset, interpersonal skills, financial literacy, self-care strategies, diverse perspectives, and campus tools and resources. Develop an education/career plan utilizing career assessments and other college resources.

Prerequisites: None.

Course Notes: This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15855

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
09/03/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

12 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 15855 Students may contact instructor at: laura.ballard@mesacc.edu

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