Farah Kashef joined UNI's IT-ETMS department in fall 2013 as the Educational Technologist for the College of Education. She received her M.A. in Performance and Training Technology from UNI in 2011 and has worked as an instructional technologist and instructional development specialist prior to her current position.
Farah assists COE faculty with eLearning and other IT-supported technologies to discover new and better ways to enhance instruction. She conducts training sessions (one-on-one, or in small groups) teaching faculty and staff how to use new technologies. She may also co-teach with the faculty on any technology tool suggested for students' assignments and activities, such as Google Apps, VoiceThread, or Poll Everywhere.
Farah also has been teaching courses in higher education since 2008. She has taught health and science related courses at Hawkeye Community College and Educational Technology and Design at UNI. She is a certified Quality Matters peer reviewer for online courses.
UNI Mission Statement: Within a challenging and supportive environment, the University of Northern Iowa engages students in high-quality and high-impact learning experiences and emphasizes excellence in teaching and scholarship.
IT-ETMS Vision Statement: Providing Innovation and Empowerment, Educational Technology and Media Services will lead the University of Northern Iowa through the integration of technology to support an engaged educational environment.