About the Digital Learning Team
She has over ten years of experience working as a course developer/instructional designer in higher education (San Diego State University) and the corporate world. Fannie enjoyed meeting with faculty to design courses, which requires her to be familiar with their teaching methods and offer them the best instructional design practices. She enjoyed the exploration design elements in the web-based course that meet and exceed the specific needs of different cultures and leadership issues around the best practice to deliver, facilitate, and teach virtual environments. Fannie gained experience in accessibility with assistive technology eLearning training courses via distance and distributed learning nationally and internationally. She also has an extensive background (e.g., Web/HTML development, animation, and database programmer). Fannie knew that she wanted to do something meaningful and enjoyable with her skills and design courses representing each faculty member who works with UC, Irvine now. She also enjoys learning about their teaching styles and inspirations throughout various fields of study and supports them to take advantage of technology tools and features available to create an exceptional learning environment at UC, Irvine.
Fully Digitizing Exams using Online Quizzing Tools
February 22, 2023
Using Canvas Assignments and Calendar to Enhance Learning Collaboration
May 12, 2022
Being Mindful of Teaching Accessibility when using Classroom Technologies to Engage Students
February 10, 2022
2023 Inclusive Course Design Institute
The Inclusive Course Design Institute (ICDI) is a professional development program designed to support faculty in cultivating a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility (DEI-A) culture in the classroom. The Goal of the program is to provide pedagogical resources and encourage faculty discussion in the areas of inclusive excellence, transparency in course design, accessibility, humanizing teaching, and pedagogical wellness.
2023 Digital Learning Institute
2023 DTEI Teaching Accessibly Canvas Self-Paced Course
2022 AccessibiliTrees Badging Program
2021 – 2022 Teaching Experiment Academy
Many faculty ask when they should begin implementing DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusivity) in our course development? My answer is "NOW," and I always advise that they consider one more element—Accessibility. In other words, let's use IDEA—Inclusivity, Diversity,...
Prof. Joel Veenstra is this month's faculty spotlight. He is an Associate Professor of Teaching from the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ Department of Drama, where he also serves as the Associate Chair of Production and Co-Head of the Stage Management Program....
I want to write a post to spotlight Professor Victorya Nam, an instructor for lower division writing courses (20A, 20B, 20C, and 22A) at the School of Humanities. As a lecturer in the Global Languages and Communication department, her work supports a diverse student...
For this month's spotlight, I'd like to feature Dr. Susan King from the UCI Department of Chemistry, a teaching professor for organic chemistry (51ABC) and majors in organic chemistry lab M52LABC. Dr. King is a former UCI transfer student with over 25 years of...
For over ten years, I've been a teaching consultant and helped faculty, both undergrad and graduate professors, restructure their course content with technology tools. My experience offers me a clear view of how some students focus on grades rather than the purpose of...
The pandemic profoundly impacted the field of education and our teaching environment. Instructors need to think about how to balance the need for student interactions with supporting students’ mental health and anxiety towards returning to in-person instruction....
Recently I read an article about “The Value of Worksheets for Asynchronous Online Course” by Meriah L. Crawford, Faculty Focus, Faculty Focus, Higher Ed Teaching Strategies from Magna Publications. When the pandemic first started, most of us were struggling to set up...
“I got this un-solicited email from one of my new Math 195W (Mathematical Writing) students after he saw the layout for the canvas page. I don’t think I truly appreciated the importance of good Canvas course structure until this email. So, thanks for your hard work and patience with me last quarter. It’s already paying off!”
— Roberto Pelayo, Associate Professor of Teaching, School of Physical Sciences