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
Conference Spotlight Presentation
Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education spotlight
on VW teaching tactics to help a divided world with new learning
and Learning In Virtual Worlds
Visit the Educare virtual world campus for a simple
introduction to VW possibilities. Develop your skills in a safe
and free setting.
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 10-billion mobile phones globally –
most of those 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 Declaration 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.
OFFICERS AND ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
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.
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
Anastazja Swiderska (AA / Holistic Health) is a certified fitness
therapist and nutritionist, a builder of virtual world health
resources, an undergraduate student in Health Science at
California State University at Channel Islands, and is
skilled in social media and gaming. Anastazja is a
first-generation Polish-American, and enjoys martial arts and swordsmanship.
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 (PhD)
is a Brazilian-Canadian who has spent nearly 20
years helping to advance the remote delivery, evaluation and
overall improvement of higher education. Part of the first wave
of professors teaching in the online environment, Dr. Dolan also
has deep experience as a faculty coach and has trained hundreds
of online instructors. She lives in Toronto, Canada. (More)
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