Welcome to Janine's Home Page
A little something about me
I have been working with IT since before this field was called IT... since 1978 and have developed a passion for technology since then. In 1988 I had the opportunity to get involved in training and developed a passion for it also. In 1994 I started using the Internet - another passion!
In 1995 I could, finally, start to put my three passions together and started teaching IT courses in academic institutions.
In 1999, I came to US with my daughter to study (we are from Brazil).
In 1999 I earned a certificate in Distance Learning from University of South Dakota.
In 2002 I earned a Master's degree in Instructional Design Technology from university of Iowa.
I am now working on a PhD in Instructional Design for Online Learning, degree I plan on having by July 2007.
My life is around my family, my work, my studies in US, and my family and friends in Brazil. You will find a link to information about Brazil in my resources page.
My daughter is 16 years old and I learn with and from her every day.
I have a dog that I adore: my French Bulldog Honey. Honey is a very loving and caring dog - she is so ugly that she is cute! She also has the advantage that, in case of need, I can lease or even use her as a paper shredder!
My husband works at HIN and breeds and shows dogs as a hobby.
My only hobby is learning, and it is divided in learning about IT and learning about education, teaching and learning.
You will find more information about my work, my research, and my interests in the Resources link and in my ePortfolio.