Aspiring Instructional Designer and Ed Tech Consultant
After an undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and years in the corporate world, Jessica returned to academia full time in early 2019. Interest in instructional design led her to pursue a graduate degree in Education at the University of Delaware, where she will graduate in May 2021 with a Master of Education in Educational Technology and School Library Media. Although a career change sometimes feels like starting over, Jessica brings a wealth of professional and life experiences to this next phase of her career. She is passionate about building collaborative partnerships to create virtual learning environments that are effective, engaging, and outcome-driven.
Thriving in a collaborative environment, Jessica has been able to create professional working relationships with faculty and ATS staff members in the last 6 months.
"Jessica has been a wonderful asset to the ATS team. What a natural she is at the welcome bar! Her friendly, caring disposition immediately makes faculty feel welcome and important. Always eager to learn, I've watched her go from pleasantly and efficiently triaging a situation in order to find the best consultant, to being the consultant and solving many faculty concerns on her own. It is clear that she is passionate about her work. Not only is she eager to learn all aspects of the ATS portfolio but she is also a quick learner. She already has a great reputation of helping faculty troubleshoot technology issues and for guiding them to improve their course design. I feel that Jessica will only continue to grow and learn and would be a very valuable member of the team!"
"In the time that Jessica has been a Graduate Assistant with ATS, she has demonstrated her ability to quickly learn to use UD's educational technology tools and assist instructors to use these tools effectively in their courses. Her attention to detail in her design work and exceptional people skills make her an excellent candidate for the role of Educational Technology Consultant. Jessica's willingness to go above and beyond in her work has benefited many UD faculty and instructional designers. She would be a wonderful addition to our ATS team."
"Jessica has played a substantial part in helping me to acclimate to the ATS team, to include filling in some of the historical perspectives of the team. We have collaborated on multiple projects, such as correcting all image insertions for a faculty member's Canvas course and co-facilitating the first on-campus classroom orientation session where I watched Jessica engage with every faculty member about their individual course and troubleshoot their questions in the moment. Working with Jessica has been a delightfully positive experience, and I welcome the opportunity to continue working together in this capacity!"
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