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Mary Burns

Senior Learning Technologist, EDC
Mary Burns ( works across the globe as an online instructor, curriculum development specialist, instructional designer, evaluator and researcher on effective e-learning programs for teachers and students. Follow her @countykerrymary and at
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March 26, 2020

Taking It Online: Virtual Teaching With Webinars

COVID-19 has disrupted face-to-face education across the globe as teachers everywhere scramble to "put their courses online" and create virtual learning experiences for students. This article serves as a primer on web conferencing and webinar technologies for those new to virtual teaching.
June 2, 2019

Just Right: Rethinking The How And Why Of Technology Training (Revised)

Technology training for students and teachers in K-12 settings is often akin to the difficulties encountered by Goldilocks as she attempted to make herself comfortable in the Three Bears' home. Some types of technology training are "too long" and others "too short". The challenge is how to provide teachers with technology professional development that is as "just right" as possible.