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Contact-new.svg Deborah Cordier
Employer:Independent researcher/consultant
Occupation:PhD Second Language Acquisition Instructional Technology
Languages:English, French, Spanish
Skype address:dcordier
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(Comment.gif: Good Work, Deborah. Please upload some photo (of yourself or your work) on your page. It is looking good. Best wishes, --R C Sharma, PhD 18:12, 30 October 2010 (UTC))

"Life is like riding a bike. To keep your balance you must keep moving." Albert Einstein, in a letter to his son Eduard, Feb. 5, 1930

When I learn how to include pictures I'll add the one that goes with this saying. It is Einstein riding a bike (In Santa Barbara, 1933).Ooops! I think it is copyrighted...

Re: Hello Deborah, better you upload the photo which have been taken by you, no copyright problem in them. Else search for wikimedia or wikicommons site. --R C Sharma, PhD 20:11, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Professional background

Taught in International Education (United Nations International School-NYC) for 11 years and then decided to begin a PhD (2002). I just finished (PhD Second Language Acquisition Instructional Technology) last December 2009. My second language is French. I also have an RSA-CTEFLA certificate (1995) (University of Cambridge) and a Translation Certificate from New York University (2000)-French-to-English. Prior to teaching at all levels, I had worked in non-profits and originally taught on an Indian Reservation (Northern Cheyenne) in Montana.

My first time creating so I need help! Joined the 2005 UNESCO discussion and have followed since then. Use UBUNTU almost exclusively and am an avid and die-hard OER proponent. So glad to finally have the time to act...


International School of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland (LGB) (1964-1971). BA - Education-K-12 Health Education - Northern Michigan University (1976). Phi Kappa Phi - 1976-Present. RSA-CTEFLA Certificate - English to Adults (1995) at Center for English Studies, NYC. New York University Translation Certificate (2000). PhD SLAIT- (2009) University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

My interests


Foreign language (FL) learning and teaching using technology. Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and FL multimedia software. Distance learning and teaching. Translation (ATA member) Open Source and Open educational resources and materials


Family: My parents live nearby and just celebrated 60yrs. of marriage! My daughter is a freelance photographer and photography assistant and lives in NYC ( ...All physical activities especially bicycling and swimming. Used to be an avid runner. All music but especially classical and am an adult learner (intermediate) of violin. Currently play with a small, informal group weekly (next concerts Nov. 28 and 30 yikes).

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My sandbox

My wiki projects

My optional community service (learning contract) project

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By signing this optional learning contract I will try to complete my training in basic wiki editing skills to achieve the status of a Wikibuddy. In return for this free training opportunity, I will give the gift of knowledge by donating or developing at least one free content resource licensed under a CC-BY-SA or CC-BY license which can be used by myself (and others) on WikiEducator.
Brief description of project
Since my background includes foreign language learning and teaching, and there seems to be a need for FL specialists and materials, well, a little help here?
Target date for completion
By December 30, 2010
 <Login and with the rich text editor click on the "Insert signature" button above: --Dcordier 20:38, 21 October 2010 (UTC)Deborah Cordier PhD.>

Feedback and notes from my WikiNeighbours

Hi Deborah, this is a nice page.  You are making good progress here.   Oh - really like the photo of you.  You look very industrious :) --Cheri 16:10, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: Hi Deborah, You are very welcome to this eL4C46 Online workshop. Patricia and me are your facilitators and will help you in develop your page. Enjoy this workshop and donot hesitate to ask for help. You can leave a message on Patricia's page or my page. Warm Wishes.--Ramesh Sharma 04:08 21 October 2010 (UTC))
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Hi Deborah

A grand welcome to OER. If you want friends to hold your hand as you take the tentative steps to become a Wiki Buddy, do ask us. Savitha Harish, Mathew M K, Darsana Joseph and Hani Kiran are with me. Hani Kiran is new. But all others are from the runners up team from eL4C41. We'll try harder this time. So, one of us should be always available to collaborate with you to learn from each other.

Prof. Sugatha Mitra, proved anyone can learn by collaboration. [1]. Let us do that too. Wiki is a platform for collaboration. We can learn together. Do ask any of us for support before you shoot it at the Facilitators. They have their hands full.

As we try to find answers for you, we too can learn. We attended eL4C41 but couldn't reach Wiki Buddy level. This time we have promised to burn midnight to succeed, and become Wiki Buddys. Come, let us put our heads together. My email is Sebastian Panakal Skype ID: sebastianpanakal

80px-Wikineighbour V2.pngHi Deborah, your page seems to be coming along very nicely. All the best and wishing that you succeed in all that you set out to accomplish. Regards, Kalpana--Kalpana Gupte 18:09, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

Hi, just wondering whether you could recommend any texts to on FL teaching and the use of ICT - I am a high school teacher keen to read more academic texts on the subject. Thanks--Beckyn 19:52, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

Facilitators - eL4C46


WikiEducator Learning4Content and Collaborative Learning: How can you make it work for you?

October 20 - November 3, 2010 
The facilitators: