This webinar is hosted in English
Dr. Nellie Deutsch in conversation with Jason West
About Jason West
Jason has almost 20 years of self-employed experience in English language teaching and learning. In 1992, at the age of 25, he co-founded an English language school in the heart of London’s West End and within two and half years the school had achieved British Council accreditation.
A long-standing interest in the psychology of learning lead Jason to feel that something could be done to improve the way his students acquired English. As a result he created the Out There course concept, whereby classroom time is restricted and students engage directly with fluent or native speakers at every stage of their language development.
After 250,000 hours of teaching and editing Out There published their unique course materials which can be used both offline and online. The online element came out of a fascination with social media and free internet telephony such as Facebook and Skype. It has resulted in ‘before and after’ audio case studies of students that Professor Stephen Krashen, one of the world’s most famous experts on language acquisition, called “Remarkable…a major contribution to what we know works”.
He currently lives in Weymouth, Dorset, with his partner and two young sons. A keen swimmer, he also relaxes by playing loud electronic music, cycling and having the occasional warm beer.
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.
Dr. Deutsch earned her doctorate in education and educational leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix from the School of Advanced Studies. Her dissertation research was published on Amazon) focused on instructor experiences with integrating technology in blended learning contexts in higher education around the world. Dr. Deutsch is internationally known as a transformative leader, community builder, an expert in educational technology, leader in providing online professional development courses, and mentor for educators worldwide.
Dr. Deutsch is the founder of Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL), an online informal network that provides free professional development workshops for educators around the world. Dr. Deutsch is also founder and current coordinator of the annual Connecting Online (CO09-CO13) for Instruction and Learning and Moodlemoot (MMVC11- MMVC13) free online conferences. She also provides course design and online facilitation on Moodle for Teacher (M4T) courses for teachers and administrators at Atlantic University, COL, and other organizations around the world.
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Dr. Deutsch has written chapters in books on the use of technology and research (
Dr. Deutsch volunteers a great deal of her services. She is on the steering committee for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Computer Assisted Language Learning Interest Section (CALL-IS). She is also on the board of directors for the World Association for Online Education (WAOE) as the program coordinator. She also promotes free online education worldwide by providing free professional development courses to educators in Africa and underdeveloped countries.