My name is Jennifer Andres and I’m from Mexico. I’ve just started the Masters of TESOL, I’ve been in Melbourne for almost a month now and I’m loving it. 🙂
I have a Bachelor of Arts in English which involved linguistics, translation and interpretation studies. Back home I was an EFL teacher at a public university, I taught English to nursing and tourism students in undergraduate and post-graduate programs. I also worked in a Self Access Center coaching students with low academic performance in language learning and promoting autonomous learning.
I have gained IT skills through self-paced study and formal classes. Early last year I did a training course in ICT for teachers and learned to use Web 2.0 tools like podcasting, videoconferencing and social networking. We were also introduced to e-learning software platforms like Moodle and then explored a bit of free software and I even installed Ubuntu in my laptop!!! Having said that, I’ve never used WordPress before and have started watching some tutorials 🙂
I enrolled in this unit to learn about the effective use of technology in the classroom, improve my skills and knowledge in e-learning and be able to develop ESL and EFL online courses and materials in the future.