This webinar is hosted in English
Emotions can Improve the Quality of our Lives
How are emotions, learning, and technology connected? How can emotions and technology improve our lives? I've been thinking a lot about feelings and how emotions are a huge part of our lives. Are we just a bundle of emotions that are dictating what and how we do things? Are we making decisions based on emotions that arise out of nowhere? I hope not. I hope we can view our emotions as just that and not let them interfere with how we behave and relate to others.
Emotional Intelligence is the term used in education and in the business world to discuss how who we are and how we can make the most of our lives. So shouldn't we all learn about our emotions and how to respect other people for being just like us, human beings with emotions? I created a free online course called connecting emotions, learning & technology (CELT) on WizIQ to share my experiences because I believe it's important to tap into our emotions. How is technology connected to emotions?
Technology & Emotions
I have been teaching English as a foreign and second language in high school and higher education for over 30 years. Emotions are high in school. Teachers are pressured by the administrations who are pressured by the Ministry of Education pressured by the government to get results. Teachers, who are pressured put pressure on students, who are pressured by parents, who want their children to be able to survive financially after they leave school. Lots of emotions that spread everywhere.
What are these emotions doing to us?
My son was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) 2 years ago on May 7 on his 27th birthday. This week, he had his 4th attack a day before his 29th birthday. An attack can mean paralysis of certain parts of the body or other neurological symptoms. In short, young people who may look completely healthy on the outside need to be injected with steroids for a few days to start feeling their bodies once again.
What is it like for a young person to live with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
My mother was diagnosed with the Alzheimer disease at the age of 80 and is now 88. She is the happiest person I know. She makes no sense and smiles like a child.
What is Alzheimer Disease?
Doctor of Education
Nellie Deutsch is a Canadian English teacher, researcher, writer, speaker, and e-learning specialist. Nellie is faculty member at the University of Phoenix and Atlantic University where she teaches leadership in the MA transpersonal studies.
Nellie earned her doctorate in education and educational leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction. Her dissertation research (available on Amazon and ProQuest) focused on instructor experiences with integrating technology in blended learning courses in higher education around the world. Nellie provides teacher training on how to use Moodle and WizIQ. She is also an academic writing coach and a mentor to teachers around the globe.
Dr. Deutsch has written chapters on the use of technology and research (Sage) in textbooks and peer reviews articles and books. Nellie is on the AACE EdMedia executive and program committee, IATEFL YLTSIG committee, and on TESOL HEIS committee.