© Kitzzy Aviles, Bill Phillips, Tim Rosenblatt, and Jessica Vargas
Jessica Vargas joined the Learning Experience Design team at Texas State University in January of 2017. Her job as instructional designer allows her to interact and guide faculty through the process of building blended and fully online courses. In the recent months, her focus has expanded with participating in the active learning initiative on campus.
She was formerly an Instructional Technologist on the Instructional Design and Technology team at Rollins College from 2013 - 2016. Her varied expertise helped faculty incorporate a variety of tools in the classroom while providing students with tool training sessions. She was formerly an instructional designer at the Center for Distributed Learning at the University of Central Florida (UCF) for three years. She has also gained innumerous experience working with distance learning since 2002.
Jessica has also presented from 2004 at various conferences for Educause, ELI (formerly NLI), AASCU, Sloan-C, and the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning regarding millennial generations learning styles as well as accessibility, universal design for learning and copyright. She earned a Masters degree in Instructional Technology from UCF in 2009.