Hello, and welcome to my website/eportfolio!  I am a full professor in English-as-a-foreign language (EFL) teacher training and researcher at the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes with an interest in researching personal learning networks as open, ongoing professional learning. I hold a PhD in curriculum and instructional leadership, and a master’s degree in education, curriculum, and instruction: technology (online resumé).

Educational Philosophy

My educational philosophy is to facilitate learners in becoming more apt to form valid, reliable, and unbiased arguments, provide innovative solutions to real-life problems, make decisions that resolve cognitive conflict by developing understandings through a difference of opinion or perspective, and create innovative ways of communicating with others. My role is to move learners from being dependent, to independent, to interdependent individuals who are not afraid to take chances, share their successes and failures with others, and are concerned for the well-being of not only themselves but for others as well. My goal is to help others become more daring, sharing, and caring individuals.

Action Research | Active Learning in Higher Education | Adult Education Quarterly |  Adult Learning | American English | Applied Linguistics | CONRICYT | Constructivist Foundations | Digital Education Review | Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics | Gutenberg Project (books) International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education | Complicity | ELT Journal | Journal of Interactive Online Learning | Journal of Online Learning and Teaching |  Language Learning (UAA database)| Language Learning and Technology | MEXTESOL Journal | National Forum Journals | OLC Online Learning Journal | SAGE Research Methods Videos | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning | UAA Digital Library

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