Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Jacqui Cyrus

Jacqui Cyrus

Jacqui Cyrus, USA, Tertiary, Professional Development

Jacqui Cyrus, born and raised in San Francisco, CA, is now the Instructional Technologist for the School of Education at the University of Guam. She teaches and does research in 4 areas: (1) Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), (2) Instructional Technology (IT), (3) Assistive and Adaptive Technology (AT), and Information Literacy (IL). Her students are primarily teachers -- both pre-service (student teachers) and in-service (practicing teachers). Her teaching and recent publications emphasize how to incorporate education technology into the P-12 content curriculum.

Her first Master's degree is in TESOL where she developed an interest in CALL (computer-assisted language learning) and CAELL (computer-assisted English language learning). Her second Master's degree is in computer-assisted instruction. Her doctorate is in instructional technology from Texas Tech University.

Her classes are taught via the course management system MOODLEROOMS. Students are introduced to 5 technology tools for course management purposes: MOODLE, del.icio.us, Google Interactive Apps, Blogger, and Firefox. In addition, students are introduced to 9 - 12 Web 2.0 technology tools with which they become familiar and make decisions about which ones to use and how to incorporate them into their curricula.

Tech Notes
This blog is for faculty and administrators.

Ed-Tech Teacher
This blog is for instructional technology teachers and contains various postings about educational design and instructional technology (EDIT) that involve introducing pre-service teachers to the various uses of technology tools for learning and teaching.

Themes: instructional technology, TESOL, computer-assisted language learning, information literacy, pre-service teachers, technology integration, Web 2.0