The Open Education Professional Directory

Irene Barry, English Teacher

General

Institution
Walden University
Location
Durango,
Colorado,
United States
Contact
irene.barry@waldenu.edu

Languages

Native/near native level proficiency
English
Business level proficiency
English
Conversational level proficiency
English

Areas of expertise

Open Education - General
Oversight of open education at an institution
Research in open education
Awareness raising and outreach
Open Educational Resources
Authoring OER
Using/remixing OER for online education
Instructional design using OER
OER and lifelong learning
Open Access
Implementation of open access practices
Geographic regions of professional expertise
North America
South America

Profile

Personal statement

I have worked with Douglas Tedford and Shane Fairbairns in developing an online Basic English and Intermediate courses for English teachers to learn how to speak English and then to teach their students how to speak English. I visited Guatemala last summer and was amazed after interviewing the teachers at how well it is working. I provide funding for a computer lab for the teachers to meet in monthly so they can learn how to speak English together. The English teachers strive to help their communities and I will continue to aid them in their efforts.

External links

douglas.tedford@gmail.com
shane.fairbairns@nefec.org