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Dr. Michael McVey

Dr. Michael McVey

Professor

"Taking online courses takes self-discipline and organization. Make sure you have a regular time and place for working and take every opportunity to network with your classmates. They will provide more support to you than you would imagine."

Degrees Held:

  • Ed.D. — Northern Arizona University, 2003

Career Highlights:

I was a classroom teacher in Canada, Japan and the U.S. for 19 years before joining the faculty of The University of Arizona as a Learning Services Coordinator. In addition to my scholarly work, I am a school trustee (Saline Area Schools) and serve on the Board of Directors for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

In which online degree program do you teach?

M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction

Which classes do you teach online?

LTEC 602: Technology and Student-Centered Learning

What do students learn in your classes? What is the expected outcome?

Students learn the theoretical, philosophical and historical perspectives that will help them plan for technology-enhanced, student-centered learning in their classrooms.

Why did you start teaching?

After a year of using technology to connect my high school students to the world, I am now training teacher candidates in the most effective ways of using technology to enhance their teaching going forward.

What advice would you give to those considering this online degree program?

Taking online courses takes self-discipline and organization. Make sure you have a regular time and place for working and take every opportunity to network with your classmates. They will provide more support to you than you would imagine.

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