Digital Learning Excellence Workshop Presenters

Megan Linos

Director of Digital and Online Teaching (DOT)

Megan Linos is the Director of Digital and Online Teaching (DOT). She oversees a team of instructional designers providing faculty consultation, training programs, and instructional support to promote teaching excellence via digital learning innovations at the University of California Irvine (UCI). With a diverse background in faculty development, online education, instructional technology, and organizational development, Megan has been serving higher education institutions as a principle learning architect for over two decades. She has an excellent track record of cultivating cohort-based faculty learning communities, embracing teaching innovations with learning technologies, engaging online students via digital active learning-based course design. Megan’s leadership was recognized and received UCI’s Dynamic Women of UCI Spotlight Award in 2020.

Bo Choi

Instructional Designer, Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI)

Bo is an instructional designer at Learning Experience Design and Online Education at DTEI, University of California, Irvine (UCI). She has been serving in higher education as an instructional designer over a decade, with training and many years of experience in creating effective teaching and learning experiences and materials for technology-infused, hybrid and online learning. Bo uses campus learning technologies to great effect, with attention to universal design principles that provide meaningful and inclusive learning opportunities for students with different strengths and abilities. She joined the DTEI team in August 2019 after serving as an instructional designer at Cal Poly Pomona for 12 years. She has a BS in Engineering Technology and a MA.Ed in Multimedia Education.

Jennifer Foung

Instructional Designer, Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI)

Jennifer Foung is an instructional designer at the Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation at UC Irvine. She received her Masters in Library and Information Science at Rutgers University and her Masters in Communication, Media & Learning Technologies Design at Columbia University. Jennifer worked as a K-12 media specialist from 2010-2020. In 2017, she joined the DTEI team as an instructional designer. Jennifer has extensive experience in faculty training; particularly teaching faculty how to integrate educational technologies into their courses to encourage collaborative learning. Jennifer also has experience in graphic design which she uses to enhance the usability, function and design of online courses. Jennifer is always on the lookout for innovative tools and ideas that can be used to motivate and engage learners.

Fanny Tsai

Instructional Designer, Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI)

Fanny Tsai has over ten years of experience promoting teaching excellence in higher education. As an instructional designer at the Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation, she supports faculty in designing courses and content for various teaching modes with backward design and learning technologies. UCI faculty appreciate her help in creating a mastery learning path to guide students’ learning. In addition, Fanny is passionate about inclusive teaching. She devotes diligence to facilitating faculty in using inclusive technologies to design an accessible learning environment for all students. Fanny joined DTEI in September 2019 after nine years of service as an instructional technology designer at SDSU. She has a B.A. degree in Multimedia/Programing and an M.S. degree in Instructional Technology.