This webinar is hosted in English
Authenic Learning Experiences: Going Beyond the Face-to-face & Fully Online Classroom
The presenter will share some of her experiences in going beyond the face-to-face and fully online classes with technology for professional development and in teaching English as a foreign language. The technology will include Moodle, Mahara, WikiEducator, Twtter, Facebook, Ning, Wikispaces, Google Docs, Blogs, Scoopit, Linkedin, WizIQ, Jing, BlipTV, Vimeo, Youtube, and other technology enhanced learning tools the presenter uses on a daily basis.
Nellie Deutsch is a Canadian who has been teaching English to speakers of other languages since the mid 70s. She has been integrating technology into her classes since the mid 90s. Nellie earned her doctorate in education and educational leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix from the School of Advanced Studies in 2010. Her dissertation research (available on ProQuest, Amazon) focused on instructor experiences with integrating technology in blended learning contexts in higher education around the world. Nellie founded Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL), an informal network of volunteers that provides free professional development workshops for groups around the world and she also founded the annual Connecting Online for Instruction and Learning and Moodlemoot free online conferences, supported by WiZiQ online learning platform. Nellie has provided consultation on how to integrate Moodle & WizIQ learning environments for blended learning at universities worldwide. She has worked as a consultant for WikiEducator.org, supported by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Otago Polytechnic (New Zealand), and Athabasca Open University (Canada) in developing online courses and facilitation. Nellie mentors educators on technology enhanced learning using Moodle, WebQuests, Professional Electronic Portfolios (Mahara), web 2.0 tools, social networks, and wikis. She is an accredited PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills), conflict resolution, and Reiki practitioner. Nellie practices Mindfulness Meditation and the Alexander Technique. She wrote chapters in books on the use of technology and research (Cases in Online Interviews) and has peer-reviewed articles and books on technology-enhanced learning. Finally, Dr. Deutsch has presented on integrating technology into the classroom and educational leadership at conferences in the United States and virtually around the world. Nellie chaired a panel discussion on the merits and challenges of integrating technology into the classroom at the International Leadership Association (ILA) in London, in 2011. She will also present at the TESOL 2012 conference in Philadelphia on culture in the English classroom and co-facilitate a workshop on Moodle for Teachers and WizIQ Virtual Classroom.
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Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, author, and international speaker. She has been recognized by her peers and various notable entities, such as the ELTon Awards, The New York Times, Microsoft’s Heroes for Education, and the Bammy Awards as a leader, innovator, and visionary in the movement of teacher driven professional development and connectivity. She is the co-founder of the award-winning #Edchat movement, the free Reform Symposium Global E-Conference, The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators, Virtual Round Table language and technology conference, and various SMOOCS. She has trained teachers and taught learners in over 20 countries. She is the host of American TESOL’s Free Friday Webinars and regularly shares technology tips at Teacher Reboot Camp and on Twitter, @ShellTerrell. Keep an eye out for her upcoming book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators published by Routledge.