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Mohali, India

Conversation with Dr. Michael Goldrick- Researcher, Author and Teacher

14 Oct

2011 12:00 PM (CST)

This class ran for 63 minutes

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About the class

About the class

This webinar is hosted in English

Dr. Nellie Deutsch in coversation With Dr. Michael Goldrick

Dr. Nellie Deutsch
Dr. Nellie Deutsch
Dr. Michael Goldrick
Dr. Michael Goldrick


About Dr. Michael Goldrick

Dr. Michael Goldrick is a versatile personality being a teacher, author, and a researcher. He holds an Honours degree in Psychology and a PhD in Education from Dublin City University. His research primarily focuses on addressing the problem of academic isolation in distance learning.

Dr. Michael Goldrick's role in higher education incorporates management and leadership responsibilities, teaching and learning duties and research activities. Dr. Goldrick's work focuses on providing an innovative and supportive learning environment in which a student can realize his true potential. He helps students to develop note-making skills and exam revision techniques that will help them build confidence and become successful learners.

Dr. Michael Goldrick is currently the head of Learning Development & Disability Services at National College of Ireland. He is also responsible for the allocation of two European Social funds (The Fund for Students with Disabilities and The Student Assistance Fund).

Dr. Goldrick has recently authored "The Principles of Student Centrism " which focuses on the role of learning support and development in higher education. This book introduces readers to some of the difficulties associated with implementing inclusive learning and teaching. As a strategy to achieve student centered principles, the book documents the creation of two initiatives:

   • The establishment of a virtual support service to combat academic isolation.
   • The creation of a free learning development resource for all students in higher education

Adopting a living action research approach, this book describes how professional self-reflection and collaborative relationships with students can be used to improve student centeredness.

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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.

About the Host

WizIQ Conversations

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Mohali, India

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.

href="http://www.nelliemuller.com/WebQuestsbyNellieDeutsch.htm">WebQuests, Professional Electronic Portfolios (Mahara), web 2.0 tools, blogs, social networks, and wikis. She follows a relationship-based collaborative active learning approach to instruction and learning. Her experiential humanitarian approach to instruction and learning has earned her the respect of educators around the globe and attracted her to healthy living and healing. She's an accredited PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills), conflict resolution, and Reiki practitioner. She practices and teaches Mindfulness Meditation and the Alexander Technique.

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.