Conversation with Jamie McMillin on Self-Directed Learning 

Presented by:Dr. Nellie Deutsch

Thursday, January 24 2013| 12:00 PM (EST)

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About the Class

Dr. Nellie Deutsch in conversation with Jamie McMillin

Jamie McMillin


Dr. Nellie Deutsch
Dr. Nellie Deutsch

About Jamie McMillin
Jamie McMillin graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1989 and spent the next five years working with buoys, daybeacons and LORAN stations in Texas and Alaska. She then graduated to full-time motherhood, and homeschooling her three kids from Kindergarten through high school. In all that time, she pursued her passion for research and learning how to do things better.

Her own experience, and interest in how successful people learned without school, led to her recent book: Legendary Learning: The Famous Homeschoolers’ Guide to Self-Directed Excellence, published in 2012. Her latest project is OLLY, the Organized Life and Learning Yearbook, a Mac and iOS based record-keeping/planning application for homeschooling families and micro schools.

For more information on OLLY, please visit; or for more information about self-directed education, please visit Jamie’s blog at

About Dr. Nellie Deutsch
Nellie holds a Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in educational leadership specializing in curriculum & instruction and is an E-Learning Professional Development Specialist. She is on the Computer-Assisted Language Learning Interest Group (CALL-IS) Steering Committee at Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL.) International Organization and on the program coordinator for World Association for Distance Education (WAOE).

Nellie is passionate about Moodle and trains teachers to use Moodle as teachers and as teacher administrators worldwide both online and face-to-face. She is the founder of Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL), an online informal network of volunteers that provides free and low-cost professional development workshops for educators around the world. The hands-on workshops help teachers learn to integrate technology into blended and fully online classes for private and public courses.

Language of instruction: English


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