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|Employer:||University of Trinidad and Tobago, School of Learning, Cognition and Education|
|Nationality:||Trinidad & Tobago|
|Country:||Trinidad & Tobago|
I'm Jacqueline A. Morris, from Trinidad and Tobago.
Here's my bio: (also available on http://www.jacquelinemorris.com)
Jacqueline A. Morris lives and works in Trinidad and Tobago. In addition to teaching in the field of Educational Technology at the University of Trinidad and Tobago, School of Learning, Cognition and Education, she is very active in the fields of Internet technology, Internet Governance and Caribbean ICT issues.
She was an appointed member of ALAC (ICANN 's At Large Advisory Committee) from 2005 to 2007, and was Chair of that committee in 2007. Under her chairmanship, the ALAC successfully created 5 regional end-user organisations to ensure that ICANN's policies were influenced by the views of the global community of Internet end users, and submitted several policy commentaries and one major policy initiative to ICANN, as well as participated in the IGF in Rio, facilitating a workshop on IDNs. Her last involvement was as the At Large's liaison to the ccNSO at ICANN for 2007-2008.
She was very involved in the WSIS as a member of the WSIS Gender Caucus and was appointed a member of the [www.wgig.org WGIG]. She is also very involved in the Caribbean participation in these international fora, having recently assisted in the formation of the LACRALO - ICANN's first Regional End-User Organisation.
In Trinidad, she last worked for Media 21 Limited - a multimedia production and live video projection firm- and remains involved on a freelance basis. Her main area of expertise there was IP based video projects, such as digital signage and streaaming projects, as well as computerised video projects - moving the organisation to wireless and hard-drive based equipment. She also directs live concert video productions, and has worked with names like John Legend, Rihanna, Lionel Richie, Ne Yo, Beenie Man, and Machel Montano among others.
I have been lucky in marrying my major interests in life with my work. So from the bio above, you can see that my interests include:
- Music and entertainment and concerts!
- Internet and internet governance
- Web 2.0 and online interaction
- Dance - I wanted to be a dancer when I was younger. A bad injury put paid to that career, but I still keep up, and have expanded my interests to include flamenco dance. I also play the castanets.
My Collaborative Interests
I'm interested in working on developing course materials for Education Technology teacher education. That's what I teach at UTT. I'm interested in this because I believe that technology integration and literacy is the only way for us in the developing world to attain a standard of life that is adequate, fair and equitable.
My Professional Development Interests
I'm interested in research on using Web 2.0 tools in education. Do they build community? Can they increase motivation? Student engagement?
Things I am thinking about:
- Our local students want community engagement. They (Fraser 2009) are not particularly interested in online courses, despite the additional convenience, because they think that social interaction is a large and valuable part of their educational experience, and that the online experience (chat rooms, discussion forums etc.) does not foster such interaction.
- But they love the social networking websites, such as Facebook, MySpace, Hi5, Tagged, and others. Those websites do foster social interaction.
- So the question is, "Can we make the LMS and online education experience more socially interactive by using the features of the social networking websites?"
I haven't seen this happen yet in Trindad and Tobago, but in universities and colleges in the US, the tools (Youtube, twitter, facebook, liveblogging etc) are definitely increasing student interaction and engagement.
One issue that I have experienced in my attempts to introduce some of these tools in my local (UTT) classes is a serious fear and resistance from students. It's very interesting, but so many of them are quite anti-technology - whether from fear, ignorance or what, I don't know. I do need to find out - will probably do a tech survey on my incoming fresher students to evaluate the attitudes to tech.
This contains links to my work in progress here at WikiEducator
Notes from my WikiNeighbors
- Hi Jacqueline, I've been working on subcategorising all of the category pages related to countries into the main category: Category:Countries. The collection is very impressive.
- In collecting all of these pages, I came across two categories for Trinidad and Tobago:
- We would like to have only one main category for each country, so that all of the members and resources related to a country can be collected in one place.
- In talking with others from Trinidad and Tobago, the thought is to keep Category:Republic_of_Trinidad_&_Tobago, moving all of the pages linked to the other category into this one. This would mean changing the category on this (your user) page.
- If you have any thoughts on this change please include them as a reply to this discussion post
- Thanks so much, --Alison Snieckus 03:13, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
(: Hi Jacqueline, welcome onboard WikiEducator. Great work. --Every Blessing, Malisa Richards 23:59, 16 December 2008 (UTC))
(: Hi Jacqueline, nice to meet you here. I am working with Randy on the HIV AIDS Portal on WikiEd. --Gurmit 13:29, 16 December 2008 (UTC))