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Meet Helen Lee of JIBC

Contributed by Naz Maghsoudi, JIBC
Tell us a bit about where you work and what you do.
I currently work at JIBC as Program Manager, Instructional Design (filling in for Melanie Meyers as her maternity leave replacement).  I work on course design projects in Blackboard, the main LMS here at JIBC as well as WordPress.
How long have you been involved in teaching and Learning and ed technology?
I have been involved in teaching and educational technology informally for 9 years.  I started off with producing educational videos online when I worked in communications.  Then I decided to pursue a career in learning technology and instructional design.
What’s one thing you really love about the work you do?
I consider myself a bit of a tech geek so what I really love about the work I do is being able to explore all the different technology that is out there.  To play with new technology just makes me feel like a kid all over again.
How long have you been a member of ETUG?
I became a member of ETUG in 2012 when I joined Royal Roads University as Learning Technologist.
What do you like best about this community and its activities?
I love the ETUG community because we do some pretty awesome things at our institutions and ETUG is a great platform to showcase some of these work where all of us come together to exchange ideas and collaborate.
Do you have a favorite ETUG memory?
My favorite ETUG memory was back in 2013 where I presented Mozilla Popcorn Maker as a hands-on workshop.  It was my first time presenting at ETUG and I think everybody had a good time playing with the tool.
What would you like to ETUG provide more of in terms of benefits/value to members? Any input or help you want to ask members to provide?
ETUG does some pretty amazing stuff already!  If I think if anything I’ll let the team know.  🙂
Do you have any special interests/hobbies?
Outside of work, I volunteer to #teachtheweb as a Mozilla Rep and Webmaker mentor at community learning events.  I am also the co-founder of Vancouver Hive Learning Community, which is a collaboration between organizations and individuals that brings together educators, technologists and mentors with institutions to design innovative, self-led digital learning experiences for youth and marginalized groups.
Anything special you what to ask or share with members?
If anyone is interested in learning more about Mozilla Webmakers or Vancouver Hive Learning Community, please feel free to contact me.  We are always happy to connect!