Hi! Welcome to the COTE Community. Please introduce yourself, let us know a little bit about you, and where you are from. We would love to know about your online teaching and learning experiences and what your specific areas of interest here might be.

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Hi Laura;

I used to advise CDIT students at SUNY Albany! So nice to see people from SUNY Albany, a place that is so dear to my heart.

Hi Sedef,

I am enjoying the CDIT program very much. Like you, I am interested in the theories and research-based practices of online teaching and learning.  I appreciate that I am learning all about them in the CDIT program.

Nice to meet you!


Greetings from Houston!

Here is a little bit about me:)

I am executive director of instruction and faculty development at the University of Houston Downtown's Marilyn Davies College of Business. I began teaching online in 2007 when I was a graduate student at SUNY Albany. This is also when I started delving into the theories and research-based practices of online teaching and learning. In my current position, I am having a hard time finding the time for research and publication, and would love to get back to it again soon. I am open to new collaborations and writing and research partnerships.

I also would like to see what cool things other institutions are doing with online education. Since beginning teaching online in 2007, I have experienced online teaching and learning (as an instructor) at 4 universities: SUNY Albany, UMass Boston, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Lamar University (TX). Currently, at UHD, I am not teaching but I am coordinating online classes and identifying faculty development needs. Prior to my current position, I was assistant professor of teacher education at Lamar University, where I developed the fully online preparation program for ESL teacher certification.

I am excited to connect with old friends (Thanks Alexandra for inviting me to this community) and make new ones while learning more about online teaching!


Hi All!

It's great to be here!

I am Marina Layvand from north Jersey. I've been teaching accounting and business related courses online since 2005 and at Empire State College since 2012. I am interested in developing my teaching practice and learning more about dynamics of distance learning, including behavioral implications for students.

I think this is a terrific space and look forward to learning from and sharing with all of you!!




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