Yelena Yan

Instructional Designer

My career at the University of Minnesota started in 2003 when I joined the College of Education and Human Development as a Digital Learning Projects coordinator. In that role, I provided instructional design and development support for the college's technology-facilitated and web-based learning initiatives. In 2013, I joined the Academic Technology Support Services team as an instructional designer. In this role, I work with University faculty and staff to design media-rich learning experiences for students through the thoughtful integration of technologies.


My educational background is in Educational Psychology and Learning and Cognition/Educational Technology. I have more than 10 years of academic technology support and instructional design experience. I have expertise in developing academic and non-credit (face-to-face, blended, and online) courses, planning and implementing professional development and lifelong learning opportunities, creating multimedia learning objects, and designing multidisciplinary resources for teaching and learning.

When I have some free time, I can be found playing tennis, dancing (Latin, ballroom, and Argentine tango), or downhill skiing.

Yelena Yan

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