Kennedy James Jones is now seven months old and looking forward to her first InstructureCon and getting to see Mommy and Daddy present! Yep, both James and I were notified last week that our conference proposals were accepted!! James will be presenting on #Canvancements (with a little help from me as co-presenter) and I'm going to present on "No Need to Blame Canvas." So far things are shaping up for this to be another awesome #instcon!! Can't wait to see everyone in real life!
Kona Jones is Director of the Teaching & Learning Center and Faculty Academy Coordinator at Richland Community College in Decatur, IL. She is responsible for developing faculty training materials, overseeing faculty professional development, providing instructional design and pedagogical support to faculty, and is responsible for assessing online courses and initiatives. Kona loves teaching and is an adjunct instructor of statistics and developmental psychology, and in 2019 she was awarded Adjunct Faculty of the Year. Her passion is student success and, more specifically, assessing how different initiatives can improve online student retention. Kona was technical editor of the 2022 Canvas for Dummies book and is a Canvas Advocate, contributing extensively in the online Canvas Community and beyond. She has M.S. degrees in Quantitative and Cognitive Psychology, Undergraduate B.S. degrees in Biology, Psychology, & History, and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Instructional Technology Leadership.