Who am I?

I’m 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. 

My 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 and share their successes and failures with others by concerning themselves with the helping others succeed.  My goal is to help others become more daring, sharing, and caring individuals.

Much of what I share via this website was inspired by Wiley's (2016) talk, High Impact Practices for Integrating Open Educational Resources (OER) into University Courses.