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 recently become a bit of a Moocoholic.
B.A. in Philosophy and English Literature (Concordia) ; M.A. in Liberal Studies (SFU) Interdisciplinary Studies of English Literature, TESOL Diploma (VCC), post graduate courses Faculty of English (UBC), Faculty of Education (SFU).
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. April 2013 attended The International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference in Florence, Italy.
My latest project is as co- creator and mentor in Open Online Experience 2013 (#OOE13) which is a free, online PD opportunity in edtech and open ed 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!