Captivate. Educate. Motivate.

The Cincinnati skyline at night, reflecting off the Ohio River.

I am an instructional designer with over 20 years of experience in non-formal education. I have taught ecology to school children in the Cincinnati Zoo’s Education Department, delivered educational talks to audiences from inside the shark tank at the Newport Aquarium, trained their volunteer divers, and certified staff divers at the Cincinnati Zoo.

I took my passion for teaching to the next level with my Master of Education in Instructional Design & Technology from the University of Cincinnati. It gave me a foundation grounded in pedagogy and instructional design theory as well as the technical skills to weave my ability to captivate, educate, and motivate audiences into the online learning experiences I create.

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About Me
A selfie of Jen in full scuba diving equipment at the bottom of the zoo's polar bear pool.
Selfie in the bottom of the Cincinnati Zoo’s polar bear pool.
My Work
Home page of the Melink Solar Array Annual Maintenance Training Course. Text over an aerial view of a solar array.
Solar Array Maintenance Training Program

Samples of my work in instructional design

University of Cincinnati logo with the words Master of Education in Instructional Design & Technology underneath
Master’s Program Reflection & Presentation
Photo by Jen Meeks.