This webinar is hosted in English
On June 23, 2014, Drs Nellie Deutsch and Ludmila Smirnova will be conducting a workshop on Moodle 2.6 called "Let's Moodle" at the EdMedia live conference in Tampere, Finland.
Doctor of Education
Nellie Deutsch, Ed.D., is internationally known as a transformative leader, community builder, expert in educational technology and blended learning, coordinator of online professional development courses, and mentor to educators worldwide. She’s a moderator, researcher, writer, speaker, English language Learning Skills (ELLS) teacher (high school and college), faculty at Atlantic University Masters of Arts in Transpersonal and leadership studies, leads online and face-to-face conferences, and is an online teacher at WizIQ.
Dr. Deutsch provides consultation and training for Moodle administrators and teachers and on WizIQ live virtual class. She is the founder of Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL), an online informal network that provides professional development and teacher training workshops for educators around the world. Dr. Deutsch is also founder of the annual Connecting Online (CO09-CO14) for Instruction and Learning and Moodlemoot (MMVC11- MMVC14) free online conferences. She started the first Moodle MOOC in the world in June 2013. She organizes 3 Moodle MOOCs a year in June, October, and February, a MOOC on Second Life in April, and one on Healthy Living in September.
Dr. Ludmila Smirnova is Associate Professor of Education at Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh, N.Y., where she has taught for the past 9 years. At the Mount, she offers courses in Curricular Planning, Methods of Teaching and Teaching with Technology and serves as counselor to Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education. She has become increasingly recognized for her leadership in the application of emerging Internet technologies to education. She has run numerous workshops on the application of Smart Technologies (e.g., SmartBoard) and of Web 2.0 tools to the college and primary/secondary classroom.
Prior to coming to the Mount, Dr. Smirnova was visiting professor at Ramapo College of N.J. for two years. In her native Russia, she was professor of education at Volgograd State Pedagogical University, where she also served as Dean of the School of Foreign Languages. During her 25-year Russian career, Dr. Smirnvoa was known for her work in innovative approaches to teaching. She pioneered the reintroduction of Montessori education in southern Russia; a Montessori trainer in both the American and European approaches, she has run seminars and training programs for Montessori teachers in Russia and the U.S. Also in Russia, she played a key role in creating a model Ecological Gymnasium and other experimental “charter schools.” With her Ph.D. and Masters students, she additionally undertook a major program of comparative study on successful educational innovation; an interest that has continued after her move to the U.S.