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Teaching/Learning Center

Our Mission and 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:

  • Support faculty/instructors in developing a familiarity with current pedagogy (teaching methodologies and best practices) as they apply to both eLearning and traditional courses
  • Assist faculty/instructors to incorporate instructional technology tools or web-enhancements as appropriate into course curriculum
  • Offer one-on-one training and workshops
  • Provide a comfortable computer lab/workspace where faculty can prepare for classes, develop instructional content, research, develop projects, and experiment with instructional technology tools
  • Help new faculty/instructors transition successfully into the Otis College teaching community 

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Jean-Marie Venturini: Assistant Director of the Teaching/Learning Center + Instructional Designer

JM helping faculty in old TLC.

Jean-Marie Venturini

Education

  • 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.

Teaching

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

  • ENGL 107 Writing in the Digital Age
  • LIBS 114/214 Identity in Time Travel (Online)
  • Bricks and Clicks: The How-Tos of eLearning (Online)

Areas of Support

Jean-Marie provides assistance to ALL Faculty who want to teach online, blended, and technology-enhanced courses. She has a wide ranging expertise with instructional technology tools including O-Space.


 

Natalie Salvador: Part-Time Program Coordinator

Natalie working with students.

Natalie Salvador

Education

  • B.F.A. from Otis College of Art and Design in Fashion Design
  • AA from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Visual Presentation and Space Design

Teaching

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

Areas of Support

Natalie provides assistance to all faculty with questions regarding technology use and classroom best practices.  She is currently working in the TLC to support the implementation of our new Learning Management System which will be in use campus-wide by Fall 2020

 

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