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Mohali, India

Conversation with Jeff Utecht - Educator, Speaker, Consultant, Author

19 Oct

2011 08:00 AM (CST)

This class ran for 65 minutes

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This webinar is hosted in English

Dr. Nellie Deutsch in coversation With Jeff Utecht

Dr. Nellie Deutsch
Dr. Nellie Deutsch
Jeff Utecht
Jeff Utecht


About Jeff Utecht
Jeff is an international educator and speaker, educational technology consultant, and author. For the past 9 years, he has been teaching at International Schools in the Middle East and Asia. From camels and cell phones in the deserts of Saudi Arabia to the 21st Century city of Shanghai, his travels have allowed him to experience technology and globalization through the lens of education.

Jeff says, “When I was 21, I set a goal for myself to be a principal of a school before I was 30. I’m not sure exactly why I set that goal for myself or why age was so important to me. I had my Master’s Degree by the time I was 27 and finished my administrative certification by the time I was 28. I was on track, I was focused. I started blogging at that time. I’m still interested in administration but more interested in leadership and how I, as a person, can help educators prepare students for an unknown future”.

At present he is in his 12th year in the field of education. He finds that no matter where he goes or what his position is, one thing remains constant…change. In his current role as the High School Technology and Learning Coordinator at the International School of Bangkok, he is constantly on a lookout for ways to improve education for students and help them prepare for the future. A future where content is not only free, but overwhelming and ubiquitous.

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About Dr. Nellie Deutsch
Nellie is an educator, speaker, author, and consultant. She holds a Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in educational leadership specializing in curriculum & instruction and is a Blended and E-Learning Professional Development Specialist. Nellie is the founder of Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4all) , a voluntary network that provides free and low cost professional development courses using Moodle and WizIQ for educators around the world.

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Conversation with Jeff Utecht

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WizIQ Conversations

WizIQ Conversations

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.