Christiane Ong-McCarthy

Senior Instructional Designer


Christiane collaborates with faculty and staff in the design, development, and management of online courses and learning experiences, applying various learning theories, teaching strategies, instructional design models, best practices in online education, and integrating educational technologies to improve teaching effectiveness and student learning experiences. She implements and maintains quality standards across all aspects of the instructional design process.


  • MS.Ed., Instructional Technology, Northern Illinois University, 1993
  • B.S., Development Communication, University of the Philippines Los Baños, 1989
  • CITL Staff Ambassador for the Ultra Transition Academy (UTA), 2022-2023
  • CITL Staff Partner in the Online Course Design Academy, 2020
  • Course Reviewer, NIU Quality Essentials Course Review, 2022-Present
    • Co-wrote training guide for reviewers
  • Anthology Idea Exchange member
  • Chicagoland Higher Ed Instructional Design member


The following comments from NIU faculty were shared through NIU Today Applaud a Colleague:

"Christiane helped me set up a new course shell in Blackboard Ultra converting if from original and worked with me to improve the content in addition to answering questions and ensuring I was ready to customize… all in rush. She was fantastic to work with and very communicative. It was a pleasure working with her and she is a great resource for NIU." (August 29, 2023)

"Ms. Ong-McCarthy always goes above-and-beyond to assist me and my colleagues with our Quality Matters course development, as well as any technical issues we have in delivering our courses. She never hesitates to provide quality and professional help in response to each inquiry. She also has been a big help in our e-training programs for research purposes. Thank you for being a continued invaluable support to our work, Christiane!" (March 1, 2021)

Christiane Ong-McCarthy


Christiane Ong-McCarthy
Phone: 815-753-2401
Office: AC100J

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