Dr. Brianne Jackson is an Instructional Designer for Online@VCU. Prior to coming to VCU, Dr. Jackson taught both online and face-to-face for 17 years, both in K12 as well as in Higher Education. Dr. Jackson received her B.A. in Spanish and History from Randolph-Macon College, her M.L.A. in Ancient History and Culture from the University of Richmond in 2005 and her Ph.D. in Education from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Dr. Jackson’s areas of research/interest is preparing faculty to teach in the online or blended environment. Of particular interest are the role of teacher presence in the virtual classroom, as well as non-linear approaches to online instructional design, two areas that are vital to meeting the needs of the increasingly diverse community of online learners. Dr. Jackson also works extensively to implement Universal Design for Learning into Online Education.