Dr. Marina Stock McIsaac

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Contact-new.svg Dr. Marina Stock McIsaac
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Employer:Professor Emerita, Arizona State University; self-employed consultant ITA
Occupation:Professor, Educational Technology; Consultant Training and Development ITA
Languages:English, Italian, French, rudimentary Turkish and Portuguese
Country:Flag of USA United States of America
Skype address:marina_mcisaac
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My Profile

I am Dr. Marina Stock McIsaac,Professor Emerita, Arizona State University USA. I have been a Professor of Educational Technology for over 20 years and a consultant to Ministries of Higher Education in the preparation of teachers to use information and communication technologies.see Dr. McIsaac's webpage

Professional Background

I have been a Fulbright Senior Scholar to Turkey and Portugal; am Director of International Relations for CARDET Past-President of ICEM, and Past-President International Division AECT . I currently conduct professional development workshops in the use of ICTs for teachers in Turkey, Portugal, Nigeria, Taiwan, Germany, Abu Dhabi.

Personal Background

I was born in Italy but came to the US at a young age. I have lived in Switzerland, Turkey, Portugal, and USA. I am married with 3 children, 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, though that seems impossible!

My Interests

My main professional interest is to promote the integration of communication technologies in education, training and lifelong learning. I feel fortunate to be in an academic area that allows me to continue learning and to integrate that new knowledge into my teaching. Other interests are hiking, photography, snorkeling, traveling, reading, and learning.



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My Reflection

  • Well, this has been a wonderful learning experience. Each day I have learned many new things, thanks largely to Nellie as well as Gladys and her late night hours on Skype. Whenever I got stuck, she was there. I am so impressed with all the personal and individual online help. The resources, tutorials and live support all combine to offer a wonderful model of how online courses should be managed. I have taught online distance education courses since the early days of Bitnet and EARNnet in the 80's, and it is most impressive to see what the development of Wikieducator and OER has added to online education. Bravo to you all!--Marina McIsaac 06:33, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

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Feedback & Notes from my WikiNeighbours

  • Great to see you in the tutorial, Marina, and to see your user page. Do you have any concerns about the quality of educational resources developed using an open authoring approach? If so, what are your concerns? If not, how does an open authoring approach contribute to high quality learning materials?--Phil Bartle 14:15, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Thank you, Phil, for visiting my page. I'm having fun and learning a lot. As to your question, no, I don't have concerns about the quality. From what I have seen there is enough high quality to choose from, and there are peers to raise the bar. Open authoring, in my opinion, raises the bar by encouraging us to ignore what is bad and build on what is good. See you on Wikieducator often, I hope.--Marina McIsaac 23:52, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
  • Hello Marina, it has been an honor to assist you during the workshop, please count on me anytime. --Gladys Gahona 00:03, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
  • 80px-Wikineighbour V2.png Hello Dr. Marina. It's great to have you in the EL4C25 Workshop! I look forward to seeing your developments and insight within the WE community. If I can be of any assistance, let me know.--Benjamin Stewart 03:01, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
  • You are doing an amazing job on your page. It's a pleasure to watch the page develop. Can you add your full name in your profile? Thank you.--Nellie Deutsch 10:10, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

    • Thank you for your comments, Nellie. This is a slow learning curve for me, but I am enjoying it immensely--Marina McIsaac 17:01, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
Keep up the excellent work. I am enjoying what I see very much. --Nellie Deutsch 07:37, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
  • Congratulations! You have done an incredible job. I am looking forward to seeing your project develop. Please feel free to ask for help. --Nellie Deutsch 07:32, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
  • Dear Prof McIsaac, I hope you enjoyed your stay in the Nigeria's Federal capital territory. I'm so sorry responding to your posting this late please. Meanwhile, I should be in your place of birth (Italy) too from 23-28 August 2009, for the World Congress of Librarians as organised by IFLA --Ayo Onatola
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