Linda Mensing-Triplett

Associate Professor

Linda Triplett

Linda is director and faculty member in the Middle and High School programs. She brings to her teaching a range of professional degrees and experiences working in the field of education. She has been a teacher of students with severe special needs, a child psychologist for the Massachusetts State Department of Mental Health, a school psychologist for several school districts in the western suburbs of Boston, and a neuropsychologist for North Shore Children’s Hospital. With other neuropsychologists, Linda was one of the founders of the Center for Applied Special Technology. 

Living abroad with her family for a number of years, in Hong Kong Linda maintained a private practice for educational diagnostic and intervention services and taught college-level psychology courses, and in Athens, Greece taught high school level courses in psychology and computer science. She then worked as the District Technology Coordinator for the Amherst, MA, public schools, and taught computer courses for elementary and middle school students. Linda has also taught in the Educational Technology programs.

Education: BA, University of Minnesota; MSEd, University of Wisconsin; EdD, University of Massachusetts

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Technology Professional Development: Helping Teachers Construct Their Own Understanding of Teaching with Technology”. Constructivist Association 2001 Atlanta, GA
  • Sloan-C Conference Orlando, FL Nov. 16-18 2001 Presentation entitled, “A Model for Collaborative Design of Online Courses"
  • Professional Development weeklong workshop: “Curriculum Integration of Technology – The Impact of the Digital Tornado on Teaching in Higher Education” Project LIFT Conference, 2002 Lexington, MA.
  • Year-long Grant funded professional development project. Project LIFT Seminars and workshops. 2002. (Syllabus development – Project LIFT curriculum design course; Course website design and development (Project Lift Website); teaching three weekend sessions for Project Lift participants on curriculum design that integrates technology and the teaching of 21st Century Skills.)
  • “Online Collaborative Course Design and the Use of Course Websites”. MassCUE 2003 Sturbridge, MA.
  • Principles of Curriculum Design for Online Courses – AACE 2003 E-Learn Conference Phoenix, AZ.
  • “Assessment and Technology”. MassCUE 2004 Sturbridge, MA.
  • “Collaborative Online Course Design and Professional Development”. AACTE 2003.
  • “The Collaborative Design of Course Websites for Teaching Online” 2003.
  • Microsoft Special Institute, Thursday, January 23, 2003, at Xavier University of Louisiana.
  • “Using Technology for classroom assessment”. MACTE-COMTEC-MAETE conference on Auburn, MA 2004. Friday, April 23, 2004 Yankee Drummer Inn.
  • “The Dynamic Nature of ePortfolio Requirements & Processes”. NECC 2005 Philadelphia, 2005.
  • “The Process of Adopting Electronic Portfolios in Schools of Education”. AACE March 20-24, 2006. Orlando, Florida: Received OSDE Award. By Dr. Linda Mensing Triplett in collaboration with Diana Judd; Davina Pruitt-Mentle; Arlene Borthwick; Laura Turner; Joyce Morris; and Ann Cunningham. Presentation at SITE Feb. 2006, Orlando, FL.
  • "Using Classroom Assessment Strategies with New Technologies”. AACTE San Diego January 29 through Feb. 1 2006.
  • Presentation: MACTE 2006 The Dynamic Process of Adopting ePortfolios by Schools of Education. Oct. 27, 2006.
  • “From Curriculum Mapping to Examining Student Work and Reporting the Results on the Web.” New England Educational Assessment Network Fall Forum Assessment Conference. July 9, 2007.
  • “Design Components for ePortfolios in Schools of Education”, The Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium’s 5th Annual ePortfolio Conference. Invited Presentation for NERCOMP. March, 2008.
  • Pre-testing: Assessing Students’ Prior Knowledge. Conference at Salem State College, “The Future is Now 5.0”. May 14, 2008.
  • ISTE National Conference NECC – Using ePortfolios for Program Evaluation. July 3, 2009.Journal Article: The Process of Adopting Electronic Portfolios in Schools of Education. By Dr. Linda Mensing Triplett in collaboration with Diana Judd; Davina Pruitt-Mentle; Arlene Borthwick; Laura Turner; Joyce Morris; and Ann Cunningham. Peer Reviewed Journal: Journal of Educational Technology, Vol. 4, No. 4, May 2008.
  • ISTE National Conference – Workshop: Using Assessment Technologies in Online Courses to Promote Student Achievement. June 25, 2013.
  • NEEAN Fall 2014 “The Comprehensive Assessment System for Continuous Improvement of Educator Preparation Programs at Lesley University” Leader of Panel Discussion.