Winner of the 2020 President’s Award for Staff: Distinguished Director/Manager. In 2019, I was invited by the Al Qasimi Foundation to present on Designing the Curriculum of the Future at the 5th International Conference of UNESCO’s Regional Center for Educational Planning: The Drivers of the Future of Education. I am deeply interested in the first year experience of university students and aiding faculty enhance their teaching through professional development. Also, I have a strong background in the application of educational technology and social media to support learning. I have designed e-learning courses and programs to deliver specific learning outcomes using a variety of tools such as blackboard, webCT, camtasia, second life, wikis, moodle and smoodle, exe online, e-tutor (European multiple campus project). In addition, I have customized e-learning solutions such as the on-line ICDL course I created for the visually impaired community in Ireland, and the pan-European virtual teacher training program for EU’s Grundtvig initiative. I have taught school teachers and university professors to use technology in Ireland, the UK, Canada and the UAE. In addition, I have researched e-assessment through the use of online tools and advocated assessment for learning. I have recently submitted an app to the App Store and published two novellas in the Kindle Worlds initiative.
- PhD (1999) University of Cambridge, Department of Education
Title: Cross-Cultural Differences in the Use of Information Technology in Education: A Comparative Study of the Use of Computers in Japanese and British Classrooms.
- MEd (1993) McGill University, Department of Educational Psychology and Counselling
Title: A Re-examination of the Whorf-Sapir Hypothesis of Linguistic Relativity.
- BA (Hons) (1990) Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Faculty of History.