For over twenty years, Jen Kramer has been educating clients, colleagues, friends and graduate students about the meaning of a “quality website.”

An award-winning instructor, Jen has taught web design, educational technology, and storytelling principles to students from Harvard University and other academic institutions, and students learning in conferences, workshops, and corporate environments.

She currently serves as Director for Learning Design and Technology at AnnieCannons, training, preparing, and connecting individuals who have experienced human trafficking to sustainable careers in tech.

Jen is a prolific video author, creating over 70 training courses for LinkedIn Learning, Frontend Masters. and others.

Jen’s most recent book is Before You Code: Validate Your Idea, Build a Better Product, and Plan Your Way to Success, co-authored with Heather O’Neill. Previous titles include Joomla Start to Finish (2010) and Joomla 24-Hour Trainer (2011).

Jen earned a BS in biology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a MS in Internet Strategy Management at the Marlboro College Graduate School, and a graduate certificate in Learning Design and Technology from Harvard University Extension School.

Medal in a black wooden stand, with a business card in front of it explaining this is the Shattuck Teaching Award.
Shattuck teaching award medal, Harvard Extension School, 2018
Certificate awarding Jen Kramer the Shattuck Excellence in Teaching award in 2018.
Shattuck teaching award certificate, Harvard Extension School, 2018


Jen is one of the clearest and most concise instructors I have learned from. She delivers information to the student with a polished, professional, and entertaining delivery.
Jen's videos are precise and easy to understand for a newbie like me. I love her emphasis on 'mistakes are okay' because when you mess something up drastically on your site, it feels like less of a defeat - more of a lesson learned.
Clear, knowledgeable, and comfortable with who she is and what she knows. She is also understanding and compassionate. Jen Kramer stays on topic and utilizes every possible moment for helping us learn.
My biggest takeaway so far is that it is not only important for a website or an application to be interactive and user friendly but also accessible to every human!
…sometimes it takes a lot of trial and error (experimenting) to make thing work the way you want them to. I learned from Jen to have more patience with myself, and that it's all about trying.
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The instructor's way of explaining was very clear and she was well-spoken- in the very top few of all the instructors whose LinkedIn courses I've taken.
Passion is infectious! Jen is extremely articulate and clear- but she also has an enthusiastic tone in her voice that for me makes her more fun to listen to and adds excitement to whatever topic she's talking about! I would strongly consider taking other courses she is teaching based on her teaching style.
I would highly recommend this course to every web developer because Jen is an in-depth instructor with clear explanations and on-point examples.
This is the second course I've taken with Jen Kramer and I want to take all of her courses. She is SUCH a great teacher. She makes everything so easy to follow and helps make sense of things I thought I knew but never fully understood. Her pace is perfect, and her examples really help me retain everything she is talking about. I wish I had learned HTML and CSS from her the first time around. I am finally starting to understand why so many of the things I try don't work (and why they don't work), and how to style properly and with less code. Thank you!
I love how Jen presented her information and walked me through the whole process. Short, sweet, to the point and very precise. Love it, love it, love it!
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