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Contact-new.svg Dorothy Cooshna Naik
Employer:University of Mauritius
Occupation:Lecturer(Visual Communication)
Languages:English, French, Creole( Mother Tongue), Hindi(not very proficient)
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Hello. My name is Dorothy Cooshna Naik. I am a lecturer in Visual Communication at the University of Maurititus I work at the Virtual Centre for Innovative Learning Technologies and is involved in the development and delivery of online modules.

Click here to view my Curriculum Vitae***which I Will soon be updating.

Professional Background

I have been working at the Virtual Centre for Innovative Learning Technologies (VCILT)of the University of Mauritius since its creation in 2002.Prior to joining the tertiary education field, i had the opportunity to teach art and design in secondary schools. As a lecturer in visual communication, I am not only responsible for delivering modules pertaining to communication graphics but I coordinate e-learning and multimedia projects, workshops on e-learning. I am also involved in developing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes which are offered mostly using an online delivery mode.

I have had the opportunity to work with primary school teachers to develop a multimedia enhanced CDROM for History and Geography. This was a research project involving teachers, history and geography consultants, the Mauritius Institute of Education, the Mauritius College of the Air, the Ministry of Education.

This January 2009, the VCILT was commissioned to conduct a study for the potential of e-learning development for the Seychelles. This consultancy was done in the context of twinning project funded by the SSNED organisation in Malta.

To be continued...


Secondary Level

I went to Dr Maurice Cure Girls College which is located in Vacoas .

Higher Studies

Hopefully, I was lucky to have the opportunity to go abroad for further studies. I chose India to pursue my degree in the field of Graphic Design in 1989. In fact i had quite an interest in Textile Design but once I was there, I changed my mind and registered for a Bachelor in Fine Arts (Applied Arts) delivered by Sir J.J Institute of Applied Arts, Mumbai.

My Masters was in the field of Educational Technology. Thanks to a scholarship from the AUF (Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie), i was able to embark on a one year online master programme UTICEF - utilisation des technologies de l’information et de la communication pour l’enseignement et la formation .

My Interests

  • I am surrounded by the sea, therefore i am quite fond of swimming.
  • I also like painting/drawing and doing craft work (which i do not have much time to allocate to unfortunately)
  • Listening to music from all parts of the world



Climbing stairs in York Minster.If you knew how many steps i just climbed! Only 275!!! Photo taken in July 2009

My Projects

My Sandbox

My New Page

Help on Wikieducator

Inkscape Manual

CDROM History &Geography

Syntax for Templates

MSc EDTECH 2009/2011 students reflections on WIKIEDUCATOR workshop

Sharing your comics_Webinar module

My Reflection

The online workshop is going on smoothly. I had a few worries regarding 'user pages' but it is now sorted out. Thanks to suggestions from Wayne and Nellie!

I am trying to add a few lines on my user page everyday.It would have been great if we could just spend time working on the wiki but unfortunately, I have other things to do as well. Once you are in the WIKI, you do not know how time flies. Well, I think the tutors Nellie, Patricia and Wayne are doing a great job... I am now even more eager to get my students to register for the next workshop...

Notes from WikiNeighbours

  • Hi Dorothy -- welcome to our WikiEducator family -- I hope you enjoy the workshop --Wayne Mackintosh 06:45, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: Hi Dorothy! Thank you very much for your interest in my IMET book. I like your page, good work done! All the best. Regards -- Ramesh Sharma 9:50 AM, 31 August 2009 )

(Comment.gif: Hi Dorothy, I am so glad you are seeing the value of learning on WikiEducator. Your students will love it, too. --Nellie Deutsch 12:33, 1 September 2009 (UTC))

  • 80px-Wikineighbour V2.pngHello Dorothy, I commend you for encouraging your students to grow IT skills. --Gladys Gahona C. 22:08, 2 November 2009 (UTC)