Farah Kashef

Sr. Educational Technologist - Educational Technology & Media Services

Farah Kashef joined UNI's IT-Educational Technology and Media Service (ETMS) department in fall 2013 and currently works as the Educational Technologist (instructional designer in learning technologies). She has received her M.A. in Performance and Training Technology from UNI in 2011 and her Ph.D. in Education from Drake University in 2022. Farah has worked as an instructional technologist, instructional developer, and faculty technology integration specialist, prior to her current position. She also has been teaching as an adjunct in the College of Education since 2011. 

Farah assists faculty with eLearning Suite of tools and other IT-supported technologies to discover new and better ways to enhance instruction. She teaches faculty and staff how to use the available technologies and how to design courses on the Learning Management System (LMS) to enhance student learning. She has been a certified Quality Matters Peer Reviewer since 2012. Farah would also co-teach with the faculty, per request, on any technology tool besides Blackboard Learn, used for students' assignments and activities, such as various Google Apps, VoiceThread, or Poll Everywhere.

Farah has also 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. 

ETMS Expertise: 

  • Creating, Designing, and Presenting Workshops using UNI eLearning Suite of Tools
  • Reviewing of Online and Hybrid courses using Quality Matters and Blackboard Exemplary Course Rubrics
  • Designing, Developing, and Teaching Online, Blended, and Face-to-Face Classes using the LMS and other Available Tools
  • Technology Integration into Teaching and Learning


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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.



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