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DL101 advocates and promotes distance learning research, theory, and applications within the context of web based technology and instructional design.

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DL101's VISION

In 1998, Distance Learning 101 began as a repository for information and resources that related to a literature review for a now completed research project. Since then, DL101 has evolved into a public resource site for distance learning, educational technology, and educational psychology.

Now, in an effort to organize current information and on-going research, DL101 brings together business, education, research, and community service. While each component has its own individual goals and mission, all of them are bound together by a common vision - to improve the quality and performance of distance learning.


MY BACKGROUND

I have taught all grades, K-12, as well as undergraduate and adult courses. My 20+ years experience in Education ranges from teaching middle school Math/Science in the regular classroom to instructing adults in English and Literacy classes in Benin, Africa. My areas of professional expertise include elementary and secondary education, computer science, curriculum development, educational technology, educational webpage design, history, philosophy, programming, and multicultural studies. Also, I have extensive course work and experience in curriculum and instruction, educational psychology, general teaching methods, special education, supervision, and multicultural education.

For me, working in education helps feed my need to discover and create, and my passion for the sharing of Knowledge. My greatest pleasures come from teaching, and research in e-learning / distance learning curriculum design, assessment tools, and learning game environments.


MAJOR AREAS OF INTEREST
  • Digital learning and instructional design:
    • Student / classroom assessment
    • Distance learning / e-learning
    • Curriculum development & instruction
    • Learning game
  • East Asian history and culture:
    • Asian arts & cultural artifacts
    • Thought
    • Religion
    • Political Chronologies


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

University of Minnesota, Duluth
University of Colorado, Denver
Portland State University
Walden University
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