Educare Research inc (ERi)
is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) research think-tank promoting resources for
independent international educators, transcultural teaching
methods, and appropriate educational technologies; to expand
accessible learning opportunities for a global student
Transcultural Teaching in
Certain themes and
images can help to transcend cultural differences in
international settings. Check the video example.
Demos and Sandboxes
Practice learning platforms and course demos might help
you prepare for an a upcoming teaching assignment, and also boost your resume.
Brevity is Best for Online Lectures
Take a lesson from some of the best as you produce your own
video lectures: keep it brief and bouncy.
MOOCs may better serve a
global student body as ROOCs, adjusted for what really empowers
Moribund Academia as a Change Leader
we face in a transforming academia foreshadow what is already
happening just about everywhere else.
Educational Courses by Cellphone
There are more than 6-billion mobile phones globally – 5-billion in developing countries short on bandwidth. Education
should connect with that.
Virtual Schools for All?
Technology will inevitably allow broadband access and vast sensational flow,
where we can create a sense of place for isolated peoples and
A Delcaration of Educator
I'm not an appendage, or a
contingency, nor even an employee. I'm an independent
educator who happens to do other things.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
R. Van Hook, PhD
is President, CEO and principal researcher
of ERi. He specializes in transcultural teaching methods for
multicultural onground and online courses, strategies in distance
learning, instructor development, course design, and immersive virtual
learning environments. Steven has published scholarly journal
articles, and has designed international programs
and courses for the University of
California at Los Angeles (UCLA), University of California at Santa
Barbara (UCSB), California Lutheran University, Cardean Learning
Group, Saylor University, and elsewhere.
Lori Dearman, MA is
a seasoned international educator and administrator, as well as
a pioneer and long-time advocate for online learning and
communication. She has experience in international education,
program direction, recruiting, promotion, budgetary oversight, program evaluation, instructor training, curriculum and course
development, classroom instruction, online instruction, student
advising, and internship placement.
Board Secretary-Treasurer is a health care
provider recognized for Honor's Projects teaching primary
and secondary school students, and with her husband develops
websites on sustainable living, healthcare, and educational
topics. She has provided nursing services for youth programs in
Arizona including children of wounded soliders,
has long cared for animals, and has sailed international
Sue Lee, RN
Jennifer Tuman, PhD has a doctorate in
Human Development, with international teaching and advising
experience at Renmin University of China, the Monterey
Institute of International Studies, Royal University of Bhutan,
the University of Lodz in Poland, Kwansei Gakuin University in
Japan, Samsung Group in Korea, and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Skopje,
Véra Dolan (BA, MEd)
is a Brazilian-Canadian educator who has
devoted many years to the delivery and improvement of online
education. She has also worked as a
faculty mentor, guiding and supporting hundreds of
instructors, particularly regarding cross-cultural issues in
She has published scholarly articles, and is currently
pursuing her PhD in Higher Education at the University of
Toronto/OISE, with research in faculty experiences with hidden
has worked in marketing on the internet since 1996 and is the
President of RightNow Communications, providing international
search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM),
social media marketing (SMM), copywriting services, and
is a supporter of nonprofit causes. He was a student of
Native American Studies at the University of Montana, and is
an avid sailor.
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Educare Research inc
567 W. Channel Islands Blvd
Port Hueneme, CA 93041