Maureen specializes in the areas of design, mobile learning, instructional technology, and student engagement in distance education. A certified middle school teacher for 11 years teaching in four content areas, she also worked for ten years as a programmer and corporate trainer. She taught computer and instructional technology courses at Northern Illinois University (NIU) for six years, and currently teaches education, psychology, and technology courses as a part-time faculty at Waubonsee Community College. She is a doctoral candidate at NIU and is collecting data to complete her dissertation for a PhD in Instructional Design and Technology. Her research is focused on student engagement, mobile phone distraction and self-regulation during distance learning. During her studies at NIU, she also earned a Quantitative Analysis Graduate Certificate and a Faculty Teaching Certicate, and believes strongly in Open Educational Resources (OER).
Reach out to Maureen for questions about teaching pedagogy, instructional design, integrating technology in the classroom, video and design technology, workshop development and technical support.