The Purpose of This Site
I personally developed this portfolio to provide clear and unambiguous evidence of some extraordinary qualifications.
I have a Master of Educational Technology degree from the University of British Columbia and extensive experience as an educational technologist, workshop facilitator, public speaker, consultant, mentor, and assistant professor.
I am seeking to relocate to Canada and join a team where collaboration, flexibility, innovation, and strategic planning are used to design and integrate educational technologies.
Preferably in a higher education or corporate setting, these technologies would involve research-based learning theory and currently accepted best practices in instructional design for face-to-face, blended, and online learning.
As my references can verify, I take a scholarly and professional approach to my work and excel at all forms of communication and collaboration. Thank you for taking time to visit this site.
Who am I?
I teach undergraduate learners from all over the world and design blended (hybrid) learning environments at one of Asia’s top universities. With a research-based, collegial, and progressive approach to the advancement of modern pedagogy, innovative teaching practices, and greater instructional emphasis on multiple literacies, I provide leadership that helps both my faculty colleagues and our students.
Interest areas include emerging technologies, 21st century literacies, and the transformative learning that is needed to cope with today’s cultural trends as they are shaped by the increasing power of social media, economic forces, and other influences. I am particularly interested in the integration of affordable technologies that can be utilized to enhance learning environments and provide greater equity in institutes of higher education.
7 Years of Achievement in Higher Education
Recent projects and collaborations:
Articulate Storyline Course Conversion:
From WordPress to Storyline
These popular platforms both have their pros and cons. In order to more fully understand them and how they might affect a learning environment, I converted a WordPress Sample Lesson (created for a MET course) into a Storyline unit. For more information, tap/click here or the image on the right.
Master of Educational Technology
University of British Columbia
Canada Interest areas include instructional design models and principles for e-learning 2.0, mobile learning (m-learning), and blended (hybrid) learning environments.
Bachelor of Education (Hons.)
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
All courses were taken at Burman University, a satellite campus located in Alberta, Canada. The major was Secondary Education with a Specialization in English.
University of Cambridge
The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) is recognized around the world by international English Language Teaching organizations.
Three key attributes I can bring to the team:
Extraordinary Level of Interdisciplinary Knowledge
Deep personal interest and years of practical experience in numerous disciplines – particularly in the humanities – make it possible to easily communicate and collaborate with faculty members, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), and learners in a number of different fields.
Interest areas include – but are not limited to – health and fitness, literacy, medicine, law, politics, sociology, spirituality, religion, technology, journalism, media studies, learning theory, social networking, web design, and, of course, modern instructional design.
Exceptional Degree of
Years of living and working overseas have enabled me to gain considerable insight into the diverse cultures of various peoples from all over the world. Because of rapidly advancing technology, this is becoming increasingly necessary at an exponential rate.
However, culture extends across much more than just geographical and national boundaries and my background reflects that reality. I am familiar with other cultures and subcultures, too, including those we find in collegial, managerial, online, religious, educational, and corporate settings.
Decidedly Passionate About
Learning and Technology
My first teaching assignments were in special education and it was in that context when I first developed an appreciation for the way technology was being used as an equalizer for students with special needs. This knowledge and passion only increased when I worked as an educational consultant whose job was, essentially, to learn new technologies and share them with other educators.
As unambiguous evidence of this passion and dedication, this web domain is host to an extensive body of work that I have accomplished over several years.