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jeannette@flglobal.org

Karen Dinte

Karen Dinte

I have been a keen and enthusiastic learning manager for over thirty years and have worked in broad range of roles within the Education Department but primarily in digital education during the last twelve years. I obtained my Masters in Education from the University of Southern Queensland and also have a Graduate Certificate in eLearning. I became very involved in how technology can be used to transform teaching and learning practices from the very early days of ICT in education. As I was working as a teacher-librarian at this time, part of my role was in inquiry-based learning and also in facilitating the integration of technology into the curriculum. I worked with the students on creating animations, videos and using avatars as part of their learning experiences in different subjects and also taught programming skills. I then spent seven years working in various roles in the area of eLearning. I worked for several years, with teachers across the region, in promoting 21st century teaching and learning and also provided training and professional development opportunities in transforming education through integrating technology rich lessons into the curriculum. I also spoke at several conferences about eLearning. I have worked at designing teaching and learning resources and also spent several years working on a project involving online learning using web conferencing. Throughout my career, I have consistently advocated and facilitated the use of technology for its potential to enhance and transform education and I am excited about the more active, focused and empowering experience that can exist. I feel that the levels of engagement, collaboration and involvement that can be achieved through using the Flipped Learning approach will result in deeper learning for students. I would love to do more work in eLearning and now that I will soon be moving to Brisbane I feel that I will have an opportunity to get involved once again. Flipped Learning is, I believe, the future of education and I am so excited to see how it grows and develops. For the last few years I have worked as a support teacher for students with learning difficulties and during this time I had the opportunity to flip a geography class. It opened my eyes to the potential and made me want to know more.