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Integrating Technology

Integrating Technology

Doctor of Education

Female |TORONTO, Canada

MM4: Contextual Adaptation in the Dissemination of Online Technologies

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Drs Nellie Deutsch and Ludmila Smirnova will be presenting at EdMedia in Tampere, Finland on Addressing Contextual Adaptation in the Dissemination of Online Technologies: Using Moodle and WizIQ for Professional Development Training - Paper Presentation
Addressing Contextual Adaptation in the Dissemination of Online Technologies: Using Moodle and WizIQ for Professional Development Training

With the popularity of online learning comes the need for effective facilitation and learning. The current presentation distinguishes between dissemination of new online technologies and the preparation required to adapt the technology into professional contexts. The two are very different learning tasks and the achievement of both is necessary for implementation to succeed. The focus of this proposal is on the dissemination of the course/learning management e-learning system “Moodle” through the virtual sessions in a variety of formats (webinars, MOOCS, virtual conferences) that additionally adjust the pedagogical perspectives of educators to empower learners. The proposal outlines: (a) the nature of online facilitation, (b) collaborative writing and moderation, (c) the process of developing and sustaining community of practice, (d) teaching a large and diverse audience online (e) the challenges faced in co-facilitation in a variety of online training contexts (workshops, MOOCs, virtual conferences), (f) solutions found, and (g) lessons learned.

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Integrating Technology

Integrating Technology

Doctor of Education
TORONTO, Canada

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.

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