Here is my short bio for a long post secondary teaching career. I have joined this open, online workshop to learn more about using WordPress for my courses in conjunction with the university LMS.
English faculty member at Kwantlen Polytechnic University since 1996, previously at UBC for 2 years and Thompson Rivers University for 6 years. 26 years of University English teaching experience. 12 years teaching online and loving it!! I have also become a bit of a cMoocoholic having participated in many online and networked communities with the theme of open education practices.
B.A. in Philosophy and English Literature (Concordia) ; M.A. in Liberal Studies / Interdisciplinary Studies of English Literature(SFU); TESOL Diploma (VCC); post graduate courses Faculty of English (UBC), Faculty of Education (SFU).
International Experience: In 2012 completed a scholarly exploration of the Romantic poets in Italy with SFU’s Graduate Liberal Studies Program; I spent May, June of 2012 on an Italian journey following the footsteps of Shelly, Byron and Goethe. Conducted a seminar on ‘Goethe in Rome’. April 2013 attended The International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference in Florence, Italy. 2014 and 2015 International Academic conferences in Barcelona and Rome.
My latest open education project was as co- creator and mentor in Open Online Experience 2013 (#OOE13) which was a free, online PD opportunity in edtech for K-16 educators.
Here are some of the badges I have earned in the past 2 years by participating in various online programs, seminars and Moocs. I keep these badges in my Mozilla backpack!