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Teaching/Learning Center

Mission + Goals

The mission of the TLC is to further develop, support, and promote a culture of excellence in teaching and learning, particularly through technology-enhancements. Keeping this in mind we strive to:

  1. Support faculty/instructors in developing a familiarity with current pedagogy (teaching methodologies and best practices) as they apply to both eLearning and on-campus courses

  2. Assist faculty/instructors to incorporate instructional technology tools or web-enhancements as appropriate into course curriculum

  3. Offer one-on-one trainings

  4. Provide a comfortable computer lab/workspace where faculty/instructors can prepare for classes, develop instructional content, research, develop projects, and experiment with instructional technology tools

  5. Help new faculty/instructors transition successfully into the Otis College teaching community 

  6. Provide an opportunity to hear from our colleagues and guest lecturers through ongoing workshops

  7. Facilitate the “Bricks, Clicks, and Learning” pedagogy course

  8. Offer Faculty Development/Research grant opportunities in the realm of eLearning course development

  9. Direct faculty/instructors to resources to increase their fluency with the required skills and knowledge needed in their discipline and expand their teaching scope

Support Offerings

Staff provide 3 tiers of support:

  1. Tier 1 (self-directed learning) online step guides, videos, and other online resources

  2. Tier 2 (group collaborative learning) pedagogy courses, workshops, and other programming

  3. Tier 3 (1:1 learning) conducted both online and on-campus, scheduled or drop-in

Jean-Marie Venturini


  • M.S. in Instructional Design & Technology from CSU Fullerton
  • M.F.A. from Otis College of Art and Design in Creative Writing
  • B.F.A from Loyola Marymount University in Classics and Classical Civilizations.


She has been teaching in the Liberal Arts and Sciences department at Otis College since 2006. She teaches Online, Blended, and HyFlex courses. She currently teaches:

  • ENGL 107 Writing in the Digital Age
  • LIBS 440/445 Capstone
  • LIBS Elective Time Travel Storytelling 
  • Bricks, Clicks, and Learning 

Areas of Support

Jean-Marie provides assistance to faculty who want to teach eLearning and technology-enhanced courses. She has a wide-ranging expertise with instructional technology tools and learning management systems.

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Jordan Parks


  • B.S. from California State University Bakersfield in Computer Science - Computer Information Systems concentration


Jordan has experience in instructing K-6th grade students on STEM topics and implementing activities to further teach school students. He has taught the following courses:

  • Robotics
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Computer Engineering

Areas of Support

Jordan assists all faculty/instructors for the Nest, Google Apps, Microsoft 360 Apps, and Zoom.


Dr Natalie Salvador


  • Ed.D. from the University of Southern California in Organizational Change and Leadership
  • Graduate Certificate from the University of Southern California in Learning, Design, and Technology
  • B.F.A. from Otis College of Art and Design in Fashion Design
  • A.A. from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Visual Presentation and Space Design


Natalie has been teaching in the Fashion Department at Otis College since 2017.  She has also taught in the Otis College Extension Program and at FCI in downtown Los Angeles. She currently teaches:

  • Sophomore Studio I and II
  • 3D Shape Exploration on the Human Form
  • Bricks, Clicks, and Learning

Areas of Support

Natalie provides assistance to all faculty/instructors with questions regarding technology use and classroom best practices with a special focus on supporting the Extension, Fashion Design and Foundation Departments.  


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Natalie's cat Marshmallow

Marshmallow during golden hour

Jordan's plant Lola

Jean-Marie's dog Snoopy

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Snoopy feeling shy

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