A bit about me:
I'm Karen, a professor at George Brown College in Toronto Canada. I love everything tech and ed. I teach courses like Psychology of Consumer Behaviour, Visual Communications and Soap, Sex & Cigarettes: A Cultural History of Advertising. I'm also the Online Coordinator for the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
In 2011, I completed my Master's at the University of Illinois in the Curriculum, Education, Technology & Educational Reform (CTER) program. As part of the program, we created e-portfolios on Mahara. Unfortunately, the work created there was not kept, so I have re-created some of the portfolio here.
On the side menu you can navigate to some of my work done for my Master's, and some of my websites, blogs, presentations, writing and social media.
Master of Education,M.Ed Curriculum, Technology & Education Reform, University of Illinois, 2011
Bachelor of Science,B.Sc. Psychology & English, University of Toronto
E-learning and Digital Cultures Certification, University of Edinburgh MOOC, Mar 2013
AMI Diploma Montessori Training, Foundation for Montessori Education
Web Design Certificate
Professor & Online Co-ordinator, George Brown College 1989-Present
Adjunct Instructor, University of Illinois, Masters courses EPST556-Analysis of Advanced Summer 2011, Learning Technologies, CI484-Learning Technologies, Fall 2011
My Favourite Educators
My pick for favourite educator might seem a bit unconventional. For me learning and teaching is often about creating a story. Whether your character is Peabody the dog or a number in an equation, everything and everyone has a story. We laugh at the idea that Peabody owns a boy, but any dog owner will tell you that's exactly the way it is. Things aren't always the way they seem and life is often a fractured fairy tale. We remember the tales.