I am a Canadian English teacher to speakers of other languages (EFL/ESL) and doctoral student of educational leadership, specializing in curriculum and instruction at the University of Phoenix online. I am researching instructor use of blended learning in higher education. I am also the Moodle co-administrator and coordinator at Integrating Technology: Exploring New Domains which is a non-profit initiative to provide learners with free e-learning. My goal is to promote e-learning worldwide in education, environmental issues, curriculum development, PTSD, Peace (Education4Peace), Storytelling, Second Life, Mindfulness Meditation Practice, Collaborative Instruction and Learning via Wikieducator. I am an accredited PAIRS and Reiki practitioner with an interest in online distance healing. I am researching blended learning in higher education for my doctoral research study. I have interviewed instructors who blend or would like to blend (mix) e-learning with face-to-face instruction in campus-based classes in higher education in the US and other countries.
I have been teaching English as a foreign language for over 30 years and integrating technology into the ESL/EFL classroom since the mid 1990s. I have been involved in international collaborative projects and WebQuests via Moodle for the past 5 years. My first website, Nellie’s English Projects was an experiment that evolved from a WebQuest and started me off as a webmistress in the days of html before web 2.0 tools. I facilitate online and face-to-face workshops on how to use Wikieducator as a collaborative tool for instruction and learning and conduct online workshops and conferences. I also develop and moderate Blended Online Learning (BOL) workshops asynchronously on WikiEducator on subjects such as storytelling and cultures, mindfulness, Moodle for Teachers, WebQuests, TESOL, ESL, and integration of technology and web 2.0 tools into the classroom and synchronously on WiZiQ. I am passionate about learning and am currently writing my doctoral dissertation after having completed a three year doctoral program in educational leadership specializing in curriculum,and instruction online at the University of Phoenix. I am researching blended learning and instructor use of technology in higher education. Whenever I have time, I mentor educators on how to integrate web 2.0 tools for instruction and learning. I would like to see e-learning available and free worldwide. Please feel free to contact me by email
MA in educational specializing in curriculum and technology and PhD (ABD) in educational leadership specializing in curriculum and instruction. Currently completing data analysis on instructor use of technology in blended learning in higher education around the world.
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