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Hi, I'm Jeni! 

I'm an avid reader, listener of podcasts, game player, and overall lover of all things creative. I'm an advocate for life-long learning and strongly believe that you can learn from the most unexpected of places and experiences. I'm passionate about gamification, game-based learning, psychology, and affordable education - just to name a few things. 😉

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I have the privilege of working at FIU Online - which was just ranked #1 in 2021 in the nation for Quality Matters certified online courses - as an Instructional Design Specialist. I'm a member of the incredibly innovative, creative, and disruptive Learning Design & Innovation (LDI) Team. On our team, we provide faculty and instructional designers with the necessary tools to build an environment for active learning and train them on the skills needed to use these tools for retention and student engagement. Our team is also dedicated to working on special projects related to learning design and training which may arise as new technological advancements are made in the field (to put it bluntly - we get things done quickly and efficiently when the market changes).

I started at FIU Online as an Online Support Associate while completing my undergraduate degree. In this role, I assisted students and instructors with any technical issues they may have encountered on any of our Learning Management Systems (Blackboard and Canvas). During my time as an associate, I noticed a trend in the types of technical issues that arose, and my need to always seek out and conquer new challenges led me to apply for an Instructional Design Assistant (IDA) position with our Learning Design team.  

As an IDA I was involved in assisting faculty with preparing their courses for the upcoming semester. This included, but was not limited to, showcasing new tools and pedagogical strategies, helping them certify their courses according to High-Quality and Quality Matters standards, and providing them with low-cost/open educational resources to supplement their lectures and materials. 

Now, as a member of the LDI Team, I continue to work with instructors and IDs, but in a different capacity. My role on the team is to manage the Online Live trainings for faculty and their assigned IDs, as well as researching, testing, and acquiring Ed Tech tools for the university, and hosting professional development opportunities for learning design professionals across departments.