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Assistant Professor.
Instructional Designer.
Maker of Things.
Lover of Technology.
Mother of Aquarians.

I design and facilitate engaging online learning experiences that are steeped in innovative pedagogy, leverage technology, and approach learning in a creative way.

 

Kristen Bourgault, educator and instructional designer, is constantly exploring the intersection of learning, design, and technology. She is an Assistant Professor at Quinnipiac University, where she personalizes learning experiences in the Masters in Instructional Design program, using a constructivist approach. By building relationships with her students and teaching with compassion, Kristen aims to prove that online education can be just as good, if not better, than traditional face-to-face instruction.

Before she became a professor, Kristen was an instructional designer with a talent for developing engaging and effective online courses and programs for higher education. Her work helped to jumpstart and reinvent online degree programs at Simmons College, Lesley University, Quinnipiac University, and American Sentinel University. She is looking ahead to the next generation of online teaching and learning, with an interest in social media, games for learning, and the maker movement.

Kristen earned her MS in Instructional Design from Capella University, complemented by a BS in Web Design and Development from Simmons College.

She enjoys time away from the computer, making textiles by hand, growing her own food, and crafting paper flowers. She lives in a quaint New England suburb, with her partner, twin children, and two rescue dogs. Follow her on Twitter @ksbourgault or on Instagram @kristenbourgault