Hello everyone! I'm Jennifer Albat, an Instructional Designer at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. We are located right across the Mississippi River from St. Louis.
I've been doing instructional design for about 4 years now. I previously worked at a local community college as a faculty secretary and also did some online teaching for the Office Administration & Technology program.
Our team just adopted the OSQCR tool and I'm looking forward to integrating it into our processes. I look forward to learning about other ID teams and how they use the tool.
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for allowing non-SUNY folks to take part in this supportive community!
I currently serve as the online learning librarian (soon to be changed to online learning librarian) at Syracuse University Libraries, and I've been involved with libraries for only a few years. Two of my responsibilities here at SU Libraries are to support students, faculty, and staff involved in nearly two dozen fully online programs (everything from an associate's degree to an online PhD program currently in development) and creating online learning tools for all students, including information literacy and research tools geared towards undergrads and new graduate students.
I'll also be serving as an online instructor for the first time this upcoming spring, leading a section of a graduate course on library planning, marketing, and assessment. I'm excited for this opportunity not only to work with the students in the course, but also to broaden my understanding of online learning.
As I mentioned, I'm fairly new to the library and online education worlds, having completed my MS Library & Information Science in 2016 and my MS Instruction Design, Development, and Evaluation and Graduate Certificate in Advanced Studies in Designing Digital Instruction this past spring.
I believe that online education has great potential, but only when designed with a focus on learner outcomes. As part of these programs, I took approximately 12 online courses, but I would say only two of them were meaningful learning experiences for me. One of the reasons I wanted to join this community, then, was to learn from other, more experienced professionals working in online education. Looking forward to learning with you all!