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Hi! My name is Jennifer Valley and I’m an Instructional Designer. I have over five years of experience working in corporate training. During that time I've taken on the tasks of instructional design, on-boarding, eLearning development, translation administration, community management, project manager, SharePoint administration, multimedia creator, and residential eLearning geek. I have a love for learning and providing materials that will help professionals succeed. I have experience in multiple disciplines including health, safety, compliance, customer service, information technology, soft skills, product training and sales. 

To be effective I use ADDIE as my main model but I am also able to apply the principals of rapid development and SAM. I like to keep in mind Kirkpatrick's Four-Level Training Evaluation Model, Gagne’s 9 Events of Instruction, the elements and principals of design, and the concept of user interface design while designing and developing material. I have extensive knowledge of most tools used in the eLearning industry gained from practice, product review and an odd obsession.

On a personal note, my font of choice is Calibri, I’m married, love anything technology related, and have two wonderful sons. My sons and I share a love of gaming, watching movies and super heros. As a family we enjoy road trips, exploring nature and going out to eat (I can't get enough Pho!). When I’m not working, spending time with my family or writing something for my blog I love watching Youtube videos, reading and organizing my life goals and consumerism on Pinterest!

Why I Blog?

I take professional development very seriously and take time out of each day to remain informed on the current topics and brush up on anything I feel is being under used. I began writing this blog at the beginning of 2014 and it's dedicated to sharing my knowledge, passion and experiences. I've used this experience to work on my communication and marketing skills, academic knowledge, website creation, social sharing and course development. I look forward to the extra time I can spend writing posts, making improvements to my site, talking with people on social media, and just trying to provide more value to my followers.

Should We Work Together?

I'm  not currently entertaining employment opportunities but I'd love to speak at your conference, event, or company. Please contact me via LinkedIn with the details.

Where am I when I'm not working?






Contributions and Appearances

What are people saying about me?

"Head over to Jennifer's Blog for a variety of well-written posts on subjects that range from training tools to family time. With frequent updates and an archive on the sidebar, there’s always something new (and funny) to read. Her posts are also short and sweet, so you can fit them easily into your busy schedule. Check out “10 Things Instructional Designers Don’t Like to Hear” for a hearty laugh!"
Our Top 5 Bloggers to Follow by TTC Innovations

"This is a funny look at 10 potential adventures you may encounter as an instructional designer. Jennifer presents them as characters, and gives some constructive ways of how to get around these particular issues. Highlights include: Outdated Oakley, ClipArt Carol, and my personal favourite: PowerPoint Pat. Lots of good info to read in a fun way!"

Weekly Link RoundUp- v1 by Office of Open Learning

"Jennifer Valley boasts over five years of instructional design experience, and her site is packed with resources for the newbie. A self-proclaimed eLearning geek, she offers info on everything from animation to authoring."
New to eLearning? Make Sure You’re Reading These 10 Blogs by eLearning Mind 

Want to get to know me better?

50 Random Questions


One Year Blogging Reflection and 2015 Goals

What I Use and Why: My eLearning Toolkit

How I Get Things Done (Podcast)


All opinions on this site are my own unless they are based on factual content that I researched.  I am not paid to say anything and I do not recommend items or services without first trying them.


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