I’m a Canadian education technology and e-learning consultant, English teacher to speakers of other languages and online mentor to educators who wish to blend technology into their face-to-face and fully online programs using Moodle, Google Drive, WebQuests, and WizIQ live classes.
I have a doctorate in education leadership specializing in curriculum and instruction. My dissertation is on Instructor experience with implementing technology in blended learning courses in higher education. You can read more about my research by buying my book on Amazon or checking for it in your school library.
I combine technology with distance learning, distance running, and distance healing. I started integrating computers and technology into my high school English language courses in 1995. My Moodle career began in 2003 when a colleague made me admin of a Moodle site. I have never looked back.
I practice mindfulness, stress-reductions, Reiki, the Silva Method, Tai Chi, Yoga, and the Alexander Technique on a daily basis. Because I combine technology and e-learning with life skills, it was only natural that I teach at Atlantic University. I was faculty at Atlantic University in the postgraduate interpersonal and leadership MA programs for a number of years before I left at the end of 2016.
I have an MA in education technology and a doctorate in educational leadership, specializing in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix online. For my MA, I researched test anxiety in the EFL classroom in junior high school and for my doctoral dissertation, I researched instructor use of technology in blended learning courses in higher education worldwide.
I am passionate about learning and sharing and would like to see e-learning free and available to everyone around the world. I provide teachers, managers, and admin of Moodle sites with face-to-face and fully online training and support. The online training is done on Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL) and Moodle for Teachers (M4T) networks. Moodle for Teachers (M4T) offers free professional development and teacher training courses on how to teach online using Moodle. I also organize and host MOOCs, webinars, and online conferences for free on M4T.
I review proposals for conferences (EdMedia, AACE, International Leadership Association, TESOL), write and review books and peer-review articles and conduct research. I present and conduct workshops on teaching with technology in blended and fully online programs that include Moodle and WizIQ at face-to-face and online conferences. I volunteer at AACE EdMedia executive and planning committees.
You are invited to contact me for further information.