Professor Graham Pike
Dean, International Education, Vancouver Island University

Graham Pike is Dean of International Education at Vancouver Island University, Canada. His previous positions include Dean of Education at the University of Prince Edward Island and Co-Director of the International Institute for Global Education at the University of Toronto. As a teacher, researcher, professor and administrator, his career has been dedicated towards the promotion of global awareness and social justice through education. He has directed many projects in environmental education, global education and human rights education, in partnership with charitable foundations, business corporations, government agencies and non-governmental organizations. His work as a consultant in global education has taken him to more than twenty countries around the world, including substantial work for UNICEF on school improvement projects in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. He has written extensively on global education, including ten co-authored books for teachers; his books have been translated into eight languages. Graham holds a PhD in Educational Studies from the University of York, an MA in Comparative Education from the University of London and a BA in Sociology from the University of Sussex. He is the 2006 winner of the Award for Innovation in International Education, given by the Canadian Bureau for International Education.

 


Professor Margaret Riel
Chair of  the Master of Arts in Learning Technologies Program, and Director of the Center for Collaborative Action Research  at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University, U.S.A.

Dr. Riel created learning circles in the late 80's working with the then new APPLE IIe and a Wheels for the Mind Grant from Apple Computer.  She has continued to explore ways to use technology to connect learners from all over the world.  The Learning Circle model (onlinelearningcircles.org) is a different way of organizing collaborative work.  While technology can easily connect people from anywhere in the world, the cognitive and social skills for using technology to facilitate new forms of collaboration need to be learned.  Over her career, she has written research reports and articles, designed computer programs, authored curriculum books and software documentation, designed websites, and consulted on television broadcasts around the use of learning technologies to facilitate global collaboration.

 


Doris Tsuey-ling Wu
Country Coordinator of iEARN Taiwan

Wu currently works as an English teacher of NationalFenghsinSenior High School, also as Secretary General of iEARN Taiwan (an NGO identity of iEARN on International Education, http://www.iearn.org). With 25-year teaching experience in secondary education and 10-year international collaboration, her expertise is recognized in English teaching, online Project-based Learning, and international PBL program involvement. Her outstanding collaboration with Ms Maira Serrano in “Taiwan-El Salvador Cultural Exchange Project” between 2003-2004 has won her The Outstanding Achievement of Lina McGinnis and Sam Carison’s Collaboration Award. Since 2003, Wu has been invited to numerous Professional Development teacher workshops held for Taiwan K-12 schools, sharing her knowledge and experiences in international education. She has been invited as the workshop facilitator for iEARN Professional Development courses in places such as El Salvador, Indonesia, Malaysia, and USA. Wu has just successfully hosted 2011 iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, where 450 international teachers and students from 42 countries participated (http://www.iearn2011.org).

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