Annette Smith

Annette Smith

Work History

Work History
Nov 2008 - Present

Educational Consultant/Instructional Designer

TAPE Studies

Department lead in the e-learning division. Design, creation and implementation of online continuing education courses for the Human Services sector. Creates custom programs in partnership with organizations, and retail courses. Working with experts in the field to translate their knowledge into responsive online and blended learning experiences.

Aug 2000 - Aug 2010

Teacher

Toronto District School Board

Primary/Junior teacher working in Toronto's diverse urban environment.

Education

Education
Sep 2009 - Present

Master of Educational Technology

University of British Columbia
Sep 1998 - Jun 1999

B.Ed.

York University
Sep 1996 - 1998

E.C.E

Seneca College
1991 - 1996

B.Sc.

University of Toronto

Summary

A teaching and learning specialist working in distance education for Continuing Education in the Human Services sector. A graduate student in the online Master of Educational Technology Programme at the University of British Columbia and Athabasca University.

Pedagogical affinities include: Social Constructivism, Communities of Practice and the Community of Inquiry Model

Making the move from Elementary education to Adult Learning, from the classroom to online and blended learning.

Interests include: Teaching online; Immersive Education and Virtual Worlds; Soft-skills training online; Instructional Project Management

Objective

Online learning, or e-learning, is a rapidly expanding market. Research and development continue to expand the possibilities for connecting experts and teachers with learners in diverse communities. The opportunities to teach soft-skills in an online envirionment are exciting and continue to be my passion in education.

I want to continue to work and research in the areas of Virtual Worlds, social learning and training and accessible learning; and I hope to continue to learn and grow in the field.

After I complete the MET Programme, I will continue my own learning in ICT and Instructional Design while I work in the sector.

Using Virtual Worlds for Video