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Education

Drexel University
Master of Science | Digital Media | 2015
Drexel University Graduate Research Award
Dean’s Fellow

Dartmouth College
Bachelor of Arts | Linguistics, minor Digital Arts | 2012
Language: Spanish, French, Japanese, Georgian


Work Experience

Indiana University, eLearning Design and Services
Indianapolis, IN | 2015-present
Iterative design, rapid prototyping, and asset delivery to support the inline teaching and learning mission at IU with a focus on supporting the pedagogical intent of online course content and interactions. Develop multimedia assets such as web pages, videos, mashups, and audio presentations, for online courses; provides course reviews for online courses; and assist with the planning and implementation of Next.IU pilots, evaluations, and initiatives.

Consult with faculty and staff on a variety of instructional technology issues, including identifying ADA accessibility requirements, integrating learning technologies in a coherent and meaningful way, and fostering active and engaged learning through established, as well as cutting edge, pedagogical approaches and techniques.

Collaborate with eDS instructional designers and instructional developers to explore, evaluate and recommend resources to provide engaging and effective online learning experiences, emphasizing meaningful student-instructor, student-student, and student-content interaction. Develop user interface templates and style guides, frequently implemented within structures provided by the Canvas LMS; create user documentation; and provide direct user support.

Participate in the development of best practices, procedures, and workflows; and provides training for faculty and other UITS staff on new and emerging learning technologies. Troubleshoot technology issues; and participate in quality assurance testing and requirements gathering and definition for UITS-supported learning management, portfolio, collaboration, and other cloud services and systems.

University of Pennsylvania Library, Weigle Information Commons
Philadelphia, PA | 2013-2015
First line of response for the Commons, actively involved in all aspects of running WIC. Create and teach workshops, design promotional materials, maintain and develop website and web-collections, and participate in special project development, particularly regarding digital media.

Indianapolis Public Library Learning Curve
Indianapolis, IN | 2012-2013
Created and taught programming, promoting digital literacy in library patrons of all ages by incorporating technology and technological concepts.

Dartmouth College Academic Skills Center
Hanover, NH | 2011-2012
Led and designed materials and classes for study groups and tutoring sessions for Dartmouth courses.

Thalia Wheatley Neuroscience Laboratory
Hanover, NH | 2007-2009
Conducted and designed for experiments on the Uncanny Valley Effect. Utilized various imaging software to create stimuli, organized subjects and assistant investigators, ran IRB certified subject tests, analyzed data using SPSS and Excel.

Eli Lilly & Company
Indianapolis, IN | 2008
Ran experiments aiding in the development of treatment for various kidney diseases, presented findings, and aided in the creation of materials for primary researcher presentations.

Cornerstone and Associates, LLC
Indianapolis, IN | 2007
Provided direct care for developmentally disabled children. Created daily activity plans for contributing to development and quality of life for clients.


Peer-Reviewed Publications

N. Lyon, J. Zhu, and D. I. Leitman, “Combining Speech Intervention and Cooperative Game Design for Children with ASD,” in First Joint International Conference of DiGRA and FDG, Dundee, Scotland.

J. Zhu, C. M. Kerns, J. Connell, and N. Lyon, “Using Interactive Social Story Games to Teach Social Skills to Children with Autism,” in First Joint International Conference of DiGRA and FDG, Dundee, Scotland.

N. Lyon, J. Valls, C. Guevara, N. Shao, Ju. Zhu, Ji. Zhu (2014, October). “Little Newton: an educational physics game,” in Proceedings of the 2014 ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY), Toronto, pp. 351-354. Acceptance rate 29%. International.

J. Zhu, J. Connell, C. M. Kerns, N. Lyon, N. Vecere, D. Lim, C. Myers (2014, October), “Toward Interactive Social Stories for Children with Autism,” in Proceedings of the 2014 ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY), Toronto, pp. 453-454. Acceptance rate 29%. International.


Conference Presentations

N. Lyon, (2016, May), “Feeling Factory: A Prosody Improvement Game for Children with ASD.” Experiential Technology & NeuroGaming Conference and Expo, San Francisco. Poster Presentation.

N. Lyon, (2015, April), “Augmented and virtual reality for educational games.” Engaging Students Through Technology Symposium, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Regional. Oral presentation.

N. Lyon, (2015, May), “Feeling Factory: An Educational Digital Game for Speech Prosody Improvement in Children with Autism.” Drexel Research Day. Institutional. Poster presentation.

N. Lyon, J. Valls, C. Guevara, N. Shao, J. Zhu, (2014, April), “Little Newton: an educational physics game.” Drexel Research Day. Institutional. Poster presentation. Winner of Honorable Mention Award.


Teaching

University of Pennsylvania Weigle Information Commons

Philadelphia, PA | 2013 – 2015

Created and presented classes on various tech concepts for education.  In addition to public and private workshops, guest taught in University of Pennsylvania courses including:

Spring 2015:

     DYN 672 Crisis Preparedness and Organizational Resilience
     ENVS 601 660 Proseminar: Contemporary Issues in Environmental Studies
     EDUC 520 Literacy Methods in the Elementary/Middle Level Classroom
     EDUC 545 010 Seminar in Visual Ethnography

Fall 2014:

ENGL 010 304 Intro to New Media
JPAN 011 Beginning Japanese I

Spring 2014:

DYN 672 Crisis Preparedness and Organizational Resilience
EDUC 520 Literacy Methods in the Elementary/Middle Level Classroom
FREN 202 Advanced French
URBS 300 Fieldwork