Rebecca J. Hogue is an Associate Lecturer at University of Massachusetts-Boston. She is co-founder of Virtually Connecting. Her professional background is in instructional design and software quality assurance. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Distributed Learning, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science. Rebecca teaches courses on instructional design foundations, learning theories, the design and instruction of online courses, building educational multimedia, and designing an online professional presence. She has over 15-years experience as an instructional designer in a variety of contexts (private sector, higher education, medical education). In addition, Rebecca is a prolific blogger, sharing her professional experiences, her journey through health challenges, and her travel adventures. Rebecca currently resides in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia Canada.