About the Digital Learning Team
M.A., Communication, Media & Learning Technologies Design
MLIS, Master of Library and Information Science
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 in 2010 and her Masters in Communication, Media & Learning Technologies Design at Columbia University in 2018.
Jennifer is focused on integrating innovative online learning technologies into the everyday classroom. Jennifer spent most of her professional career working with young adults and preparing them for a higher education research setting by teaching them information, media and digital literacy skills. Jennifer also has extensive experience in faculty training; particularly teaching faculty how to integrate educational technologies into their courses to engage students and encourage collaborative learning. Jennifer is an advocate of informal learning practices and believes the best type of learning occurs when students are given unstructured opportunities to think, discuss and apply. Jennifer also has experience in graphic and web design which she uses to enhance the look and feel of online courses. Jennifer values continual professional growth and is always on the lookout for innovative tools and ideas that can be used to motivate and engage learners.
Introduction to Exam Digitization: Scantron to Gradescope Bubble Sheets
February 08, 2023
Canvas Course Design Workshop: Getting Your Canvas Space Ready for Winter 2023!
December 08 & 09, 2022
Designing an Engaging and Visually Appealing Canvas Course Space
January 27, 2022
Organizing your Canvas Course to Support Various Modes of Teaching
August 30, 2021
Using Gradescope Rubrics and Assignments to Support Mastery Learning and Specifications Grading
August 04, 2021
Digital Active Learning Workshop: Increase Synchronous Interaction with Poll Everywhere
February 11, 2021
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
This fully online self-enrolled course provides instructors with a broad introduction to the importance of accessible teaching, various tips and tricks for course design and lecture delivery enhancement. Topics include Canvas Accessibility, Creating Accessible Digital Documents, Media Accessibility, Accessible Lecture Delivery and Best Practice Guidelines.
2021 – 2022 Teaching Experiment Academy
Higher education institutions are looking for ways to improve learning outcomes in STEM education. A collaborative team from UC Irvine, San Jose State University, and Cal Poly Pomona has created a cohort-based faculty development program, the Teaching Experiment Academy (TEA). The Teaching Experiment Academy (TEA) is a year long program (2021-2022) designed for STEM faculty to redesign their undergraduate courses with the components of Mastery Learning and Specifications Grading.
Do you love using Google Docs for creating collaborative worksheets and active learning activities for your students? Great news! Google Docs has recently released a powerful new feature that allows you to create drop-down menus (or what they call drop-down chips)...
Spring Quarter 2022 was the first “return to normal” in-person classroom teaching for many of our faculty. However, between the COVID swings and uncertainty in what a “new normal” entails, we continue to face the challenge of student disengagement, feelings of stress...
This month I would like to spotlight Patrick Hong, Lecturer in the Department of Engineering at UCI’s Samueli School of Engineering. He is passionate about education and teaching and has attended and acted as guest speaker in numerous events and workshops held by the...
As more and more of our learning content is moved into the digital realm, it is increasingly important for us to make sure that all the content that we put online is accessible or usable for all of our learners. According to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the...
Transforming a course to be delivered online is not a simple feat. While the pandemic gave many instructors a jumping board to think about how a course can be delivered remotely, some faculty are taking it a step further and are now thinking about how to redesign...
— Claire Jean Kim, Professor, UCI School of Social Sciences
“Jennifer demonstrated the pedagogic knowledge, technical skills, and right mix of “tried and true” and “let’s give it a try” to co-create a course that is at once fully informed by what we know works and inclusive of innovations that were pilot tested this summer as I taught the course. I especially enjoyed the dialogue with Jennifer about what works and why, what is worth trying and why (even if we don’t know if it will work), and how we can find that sweet spot between what is best for the students and what is viable for those delivering the course”
— Valerie Jenness, Distinguished Professor, UCI School of Social Ecology