About Me…

JolieHello and welcome to my web! I’m a learning designer, online facilitator, educational researcher, and reflective practitioner. I’m also a PhD student in the Learning Technologies Program at the University of Minnesota, College of Education and Human Development, Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

Currently I teach an undergraduate course online. This course examines the dangers and affordances of the Internet for educational purposes. My research interests center on dynamic online learning environments, social presence, emotional design, personalized learning, and reflective online teaching practices.

I’ve worked as an independent instructional design contractor and, for the past twenty years as a senior instructional developer for online learning in higher education, a corporate e-learning designer in healthcare, defense contracting, and finance, a non-profit leader, a literacy tutor, an instructional media lab specialist, an educational research assistant, a market researcher, and a New York nanny.

I have a MA degree in Educational Technology from San Diego State University and a BA degree in Psychology from Queens College of the City University of New York. I live in the U.S. with my husband Vince. You can also find me on Twitter @joliekennedy and LinkedIn: Jolie Kennedy.

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