My name is Nellie Deutsch . I hold a Doctor of Education in educational leadership specializing in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix. I passed my oral defense on May 20, 2010 and submitted my doctoral dissertation to the dean's office after completing a 4-year intensive doctoral program in educational leadership, specializing in curriculum and instruction at the University of Phoenix online. I researched blended learning and instructor experiences in implementing technology in blended learning courses in higher education around the world. I interviewed instructors from 7 countries. My dissertation was approved on June 26, 2010 but I received the notification on June 27, 2010. It was so exciting to receive the degree by regular post (snail) on July 26. The graduation ceremony was on September 25, 2010 in Pittsburgh. The dissertation may be downloaded from ProQuest Library or bought on Amazon.
I started as an admin of a Moodle site in 2003 and have never looked back. I'm a Canadian education technology and e-learning consultant, English teacher to speakers of other languages and online mentor to educators who wish to blend technology into their face-to-face and fully online programs using Moodle, Google Drive, WebQuests, and ZOOM classes. I review proposals for conferences (EdMedia, AACE, International Leadership Association, TESOL), write and review books and peer-review articles and conduct research. I present and conduct workshops on teaching with technology in blended and fully online programs that include Moodle and ZOOM at face-to-face and online conferences. I volunteer on TESOL EVO coordination team.
I'm a mindfulness stress-reductions, Reiki, the Silva Method, Tai Chi, Yoga, and the Alexander Technique practitioner. Because I combine technology and e-learning with life skills, it was only natural that I teach at Atlantic University online from 2011 - 2015. I am no longer faculty at Atlantic University in the postgraduate interpersonal and leadership MA programs. I have a doctorate in educational leadership, specializing in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix online. I researched instructor use of technology in blended learning courses in higher education worldwide.
I am passionate about learning and sharing and would like to see e-learning free and available to everyone around the world. I provide teachers, managers, and admin of Moodle sites with mostly free online professional development on how to teach online and Moodle training and support. The training is done on Free Professional Development and Teachers Teaching Teachers networks.