Fan of creative technology, elearning, instructional design and a little geeky

About Me

Hello, my name is Cari Jansen. I am passionate about all things eLearning, AI, using software and technology to enhance our work and learning experiences and much more. I currently lead a small team that looks after academic systems used by lecturing staff. We support staff through helpdesk queries, professional development, development of self-help resources and much more.

I have a background in training, technical writing, graphic design and much more.

For a complete record of my qualifications and work experience please visit my LinkedIn profile

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I started my career in the early 1980s, taking up an apprenticeship at a local publishing and printing company (Meinema) in the heart of the Dutch city of Delft (the Netherlands). I worked in the prepress department and was responsible for compositing, reproduction photography, impositioning and platemaking.

With the introduction of Desktop Publishing, I was happy to be one of the first in the business to start working with layout software, and Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and I’ve not looked back since. It’s my love for creative and publishing software and technology that’s driven the rest of my career.

Emigrating to Australia in 1995, meant moving from a management position at a printing company and a design studio to a slightly different but related career. I ended up working for an Apple Reseller that had a training centre. Although I was originally employed for systems support, it was the growing range of graphics software in use by most of our customers, that brought me back to what I loved most: working with software, writing about software, and sharing what I know about software with others.

I’ve been incredibly fortunate with the companies and people I’ve worked for and with over the years, and am grateful for the many amazing work opportunities that have come my way, each has taught me invaluable lessons, working in project teams as well as in self-managed positions, and made me grow as a person.

Variety in work, and continuous learning is what makes me happy. I enjoy keeping up with new releases and updates of the various applications in use across publishing and eLearning workflows. It keeps me on my toes, and I like discovering how new software features can make work processes easier and more efficient.

I am currently full-time employed working within Vocational Education and Training.