Dr. Nellie Deutsch

English Teacher, E-Learning Professional Development Specialist
Female |TORONTO, Canada

Member since: Sep 13, 2007

Last active on: Jul 27, 2014 at 06:04 AM (EST)

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About Dr. Nellie Deutsch

Dr. Nellie Deutsch is a leader and mentor to teachers worldwide on educational technology. She’s an English language teacher (EFL), an online teacher at WizIQ, a faculty member at Atlantic University Masters of Arts in Transpersonal and leadership studies, on the steering committee of TESOL CALL-IS, the program coordinator at WAOE, MOOC and conference organizer, moderator, researcher, writer, speaker, Reiki practitioner, and relationship-based consultant. Nellie provides consultation on Moodle (course and learning management system) and WizIQ. She mentors educators on how to integrate technology into blended, the flipped class, and fully online programs to facilitate instruction and learning.

Nellie has been teaching English to speakers of other languages (EFL) since the mid 70s. She has been integrating technology (computer assisted language learning or CALL) into her classes since the mid 90s. Dr. Deutsch earned her doctorate in education and educational leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix online with 3 face-to-face residencies in Atlanta, Georgia and Arlington, Virginia. Her dissertation research (available on ProQuest, Amazon) focused on instructor experiences with implementing technology in blended learning courses in higher education around the world. Dr. Deutsch is internationally known as a transformative leader, community builder, an expert in educational technology, coordinator of online professional development courses, and mentor to educators worldwide.

Teaches
Teaching Preferences

Online Teaching

One-on-One at More than $100 per hour

Group Teaching at $70-100 per hour

In Person Teaching

One-on-One at More than $100 per hour

Group Teaching at More than $100 per hour

Teaches following Subjects/Exams
Integrating Technology into the Classroom (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
(M4T), WebQuests, Integrating Technology, e-Portfolio
English (Languages)
Language of Instruction: English
Essays APA style
Visual Media and Mass Communication (Mass Communication)
Language of Instruction: English
e-learning and blended learning using
Paper-based Test: Structure and Written Expression (TOEFL)
Language of Instruction: English
Improve your writing
Flexibility (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Teachers (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Online Learning
Website Usability (Internet Marketing)
Language of Instruction: English
Integrating web 2.0 tools classroom
Internet based Test: Speaking (TOEFL)
Language of Instruction: English
Curriculum Planning (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Integrating e-learning technology curriculum
Learning Strategies (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Learning Styles
English (Languages)
Language of Instruction: English
Learn English language Skiils, Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking 24/7
Learn English Now (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Learn English 24/7
Integrating Technology (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
WebQuests, Blended Learning, Blended Online Learning, e-learining, e-teaching, e-portfolio, community practice, community learning, personal learning environments
English (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Speaking, pronunciation, presenting
Moodle for Teachers and Teacher Administrators (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Teaching, Online and Blended Learning, Online, Face-to-face Facilitation, Engaging Students
Teaching Experience

Online Facilitator and Teacher Mentor

Wikieducator, Canada

Nov 2008 - Present

TESOL, Virtual Learning Environments, Web 2.0 Tools, Blended Learning, Integrating Technology, Storytelling and Effective Presentations, Action Research Projects, Scholarly Writing, Collaboration, Mentorship, Wikicodes, Online Facilitation


Nellie has been involved in international collaborative projects via Moodle. She facilitates online and face-to-face workshops on how to use Wikieducator as a collaborative tool for instruction and learning and conducts online workshops and conferences. Nellie is passionate about learning and in making e-learning free and available to everyone.

IT4ALL Virtual Learning Environments

IT4ALL Virutal Learning Environments, Canada

Aug 2008 - Present

Educational Technology, WebQuests, TESOL

Facilitator

WikiEducator and WiZiQ, Canada

Jun 2008 - Present

English, WebQuests, TESOL, ESOL, Wikis, Online Facilitation, Integrating Technology, Mindfulness Meditation Practice, Weight Loss



Testimonials for Nellie Deutsch and Her Work

Testimonials, Canada

Jan 2005 - Present

Online Faciliation, Collaborative Learning, Mentorship, WebQuests, English, Learning Effectively, Reading Strategies, Academic Writing

Learn English Online 24/7

LEO (Learn English Online), Canada

Jan 2005 - Present

English

Facilitator of Online Sessions

Knowplace and SCoPE, Canada

Oct 2007 - Nov 2007

e-learning in developing countries, mobile learning

Online Presenter

Canadian Moodle Moot, Canada

Feb 2006 - Feb 2006

Using International collaboration Italy and Israel


Presented at the first Canadian Moodle Meet conference about the project.

Professional Experience
Mentor Educators
IT4ALL, Ontario, Canada
Jan 2005 - Present

Mentor educators on how to integrate technology into the curriculum using Moodle, WebQuests, Social Networks, Web 2.0 Tools, authoring tools, and MS applications.

Education

Doctor

University of Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Oct 2005 - Jun 2010


Doctor of Education specializing in educational leadership, curriculum, and instruction.

MA in education, curriculum, and technology

University of Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Oct 2003 - Jun 2005

Professional Exams & Certifications

Ed.D

University of Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Year Of Passing: 2010

MA

Arizona, United States

Year Of Passing: 2005

Pairs Educator and Leader

Florida, United States

Year Of Passing: 2004

Silva Method (Advanced)

Ontario, Canada

Year Of Passing: 2000

Reiki Practitioner

Ontario, Canada

Year Of Passing: 1996

Associations & Membership
University of Phoenix Alumni
Arizona, United States
Jun 2005 - Present
2009 10 Top Online Educators
Wyoming, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2009

2009 Ten Top Online Educators: http://surfaquarium.com/TOE/2009/ndeutsch.htm

Publications and Research
The Rag
Nellie Deutsch Editor

Journal for teachers of English as a foreign language

Articles
Nellie Deutsch

http://www.nelliemuller.com/Articles_by_Nellie_Deutsch.htm

ESL/EFL Students Lack the Skills to Cope with Reading Comprehension Tests
Nellie Deutsch

Abstract: English is a very important school subject for second language learners. In an effort to get high scores, students feel anxious when taking reading comprehension tests. This action research project studied the reasons for the anxiety ESL/EFL grade 9 students feel. It researched ways of helping them deal with the situation so that they could raise their academic performance on the reading tests. Students learned to apply test taking and reading techniques to prepare them for reading comprehension tests. Reading and test taking skills provided ESL/EFL students with the tools to cope with reading comprehension tests. After applying reading strategies and relaxation exercises, students scored higher on the tests.

Instructor experiences with implementing technology in blended learning courses in higher education
Dr. Nellie Deutsch

Organizational leaders in institutions of higher education expect instructors to implement blended learning courses without understanding instructor experiences with technology. Requiring faculty to teach blended learning courses without fully understanding the experiences instructors had implementing technology may lead to developing inappropriate professional training programs, ineffective use of technology, or to instructor disuse of technology in the future. The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological research study was to explore the experiences instructors had implementing technology in blended learning courses in campus-based institutions of higher education worldwide. This qualitative phenomenological research study used a modified van Kaam method by Moustakas (1994) with in-depth, semi-structured interviews to explore the experiences instructors had implementing technology in blended learning courses. The analysis of the transcribed interviews revealed four themes: (a) facilitates instruction and learning, (b) frustrating, (c) satisfying and rewarding, and (d) socially connecting. The conclusions derived from the study suggest that learning about the experiences instructors had implementing technology in blended learning courses may guide educational leaders in providing support and in preparing professional development workshops on how to teach blended learning courses.

Instructor Experiences with Implementing Technology in Blended Learning Courses
Dr. Nellie Deutsch

I wrote the book (Paperback - May 21, 2010) Organizational leaders in institutions of higher education expect instructors to implement blended learning courses without understanding instructor experiences with technology. Requiring faculty to teach blended learning courses without fully understanding the experiences instructors had implementing technology may lead to developing inappropriate professional training programs, ineffective use of technology, or to instructor disuse of technology in the future. The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological research study was to explore the experiences instructors had implementing technology in blended learning courses in campus-based institutions of higher education worldwide. This qualitative phenomenological research study used a modified van Kaam method by Moustakas (1994) with in-depth, semi-structured interviews to explore the experiences instructors had implementing technology in blended learning courses. The analysis of the transcribed interviews revealed four themes: (a) facilitating instruction and learning, (b) frustrating, (c) satisfying and rewarding, and (d) socially connecting. The conclusions derived from the study suggest that learning about the experiences instructors had implementing technology in blended learning courses may guide educational leaders in providing support and in preparing professional development workshops on how to teach blended learning courses.

Moodle 2.0 Multimedia Cookbook
Silvina P. Hillar

I reviewed the book on Moodle. Part of Packt's Cookbook series, each chapter focuses on a different multimedia effect. If you don't have the time to work your way through a long tutorial, then this is the book for you. The step-by-step recipes are independent from each other so you can dip in and out of the book to add great effects to your course as and when you need them. This cookbook is designed for teachers who want to learn how to insert different multimedia assets into their Moodle courses. It is expected that you will have basic knowledge of Moodle 1.9 or 2.0 and have Moodle installed and ready to be worked on. Teachers of different subjects can adapt the recipes to best suit their specific subject.

Cases in Online Interview Research
Janet E. Salmons (Editor)

I wrote chapter 10 in the book. Mu chapter is called: Implementing Technology in Blended Learning Courses. In an era of constrained research budgets, online interviewing opens up immense possibilities: a researcher can literally conduct a global study without ever leaving home. But more than a decade after these technologies started to become available, there are still few studies on how to utilize online interviews in research. This book provides 10 cases of research conducted using online interviews, with data collected through text-based, videoconferencing, multichannel meetings, and immersive 3-D environments. Each case is followed by two commentaries: one from another expert contributor, the second from Janet Salmons, as editor.

Critique and analysis of Dowlings's "Online asynchronous and face-to-face interviewing: Comparing me
Nellie Deutsch

Deutsch, N. (2012). Critique and analysis of Dowlings's "Online asynchronous and face-to-face interviewing: Comparing methods for exploring women's experiences of breastfeeding long term". In J. Salmons (Ed)., Cases in online interview research (pp. 297-299). Los Angeles: Sage Publications.

Learning objects and personal learning environments.
Taylor, V., Lavin, R. S., & Deutsch, N.

Taylor, V., Lavin, R. S., & Deutsch, N. (2011). Learning objects and personal learning environments. In Sandy Hirtz and Kevin Kelly (Eds)., Education for a digital world 2.0: Innovations in education (2011) 2nd Edition (pp. 511-536). Victoria: Open Schools BC.

Implementing Technology in Blended Learning
Nellie Deutsch

Deutsch, N. (2012). Implementing technology in blended learning courses. In J. Salmons (Ed)., Cases in online interview research (pp. 261-269). Los Angeles: Sage Publications.

Using Moodle for professional development workshops.
Deutsch, N., & Smirnova, L.

Deutsch, N., & Smirnova, L. (2011). Using Moodle for professional development workshops. In Sandy Hirtz and Kevin Kelly (Eds)., Education for a digital world 2.0: Innovations in education (2011) 2nd Edition (pp. 67-90). Victoria: Open Schools BC.

Testimonials
by Susan Dixon posted on 03 November, 2013

Super Class! Super Clarity on The Theories of Language Learning!
Thank you, Dr. Nellie for another 5 STAR Video!

by Philip Davaraj posted on 29 September, 2013

Very well done. Explained everything patiently. Got the answers for all my questions.

by Halina Ostankowicz- Bazan posted on 15 September, 2013

The class was outstanding as always. Dr Nellie presents in an excellent attitude. She is a remarkable mentor, teacher and a friend.

by Philip Davaraj posted on 15 September, 2013

Nellie's presenatations are always good. Very precise.

by Tamer Ramadan posted on 15 September, 2013

Absolutely Outstanding!

by Halina Ostankowicz- Bazan posted on 10 September, 2013

Thank you for an excellent class. It was an awesome time, I enjoyed every second of it.

by Guadalupe Ortega posted on 07 June, 2013

I had al lot of problems with technology today, nevertheless I could learn, practice and even solve some of them. Thank you for motivating me NOT to stop

by Carl Hammond posted on 07 June, 2013

Informative, Educational and Entertaining.

by Halima Ozimova posted on 03 May, 2013

Nellie is the BEST Presenter!!!

by English Teacher To Go posted on 03 September, 2012

Nellie is definitely passionate about the topic of teaching! It is pleasure to learn from her knowledge and expertise which she is so generously sharing.

Dr. Nellie's Public Activities on WizIQ

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Followers: 2462
Following: 321
Courses offered: 2
Classes Conducted: 25
Tutorials Added: 230
Member Recommendations: 698
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