I am designated as a Distance Education Program Assessor by Ontario's Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Careers. Private career colleges (PCCs) can rest assured that I have the knowledge and skills to provide them with appropraite guidance throughout the distance education program assessment process. I also provide distance education program evaluations to non-PCC clients. If you need a DE program evalution of your existing or proposed DE courses and programs, please contact me.
With over 20 years experience in the field of distance education that includes; deploying learning management systems over dispersed learning institutions, training and educating instructors and teaches about distance learning systems and online teaching, being the director of technical education support for over 60 private schools, developing many and varied online courses, conducting distance education program assessments for Ontario's Minstry of Colleges and Universities, I have the skills and experience to guide and adivse your organization on the steps to consider and take in developing a distance education environment.
I am an advocate for learner centered environments that meet learners' needs while achieving realistic and appropriate learning goals through memorable learning experiences. For me, distance education is not just a delivery option, it is a mode of learning that, with design excellence and thorough implementation, recognizes the strengths of different learners and builds communities of learners focused on the improvement of all.
I have been part of the publicly funded education system in Ontario, Canada for 16 years. As well as being a classroom teacher, I have been an educational technology consultant and conducted research into both student use of and learning through distance education and students use of and learning through programming and robots. My findings were presented to the Council of Ontario Directors of Education and Bring It Forward. I understand the myriad challenges facing teachers in publicly funded education who are making the transition to DE.
Over the years, I have had the pleasure of working with a wide variety of clients, including:
I'm an advocate for excellence in distance education.