Rachel Bordelon is an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Education
Professional Title: Adjunct Professor
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Educational Technology and Online Learning
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Online learning in primary and secondary education; merging literature and technology.
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: ECOMP 5100, Computers, Technology, and Education; ECOMP 7010, Emerging Technologies; ECOMP 6203, Building Online Learning Communities and Facilitating Student Discussions in Online Courses
Education: BA, Elementary Education, University of Louisiana; Library Science Specialist Degree, Nicholls State University; MA in Curriculum and Instruction, Louisiana State University; PhD, Curriculum and Instruction with a minor in Educational Technology, Louisiana State University
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions:
Bordelon, R. (2010) Building online learning communities and facilitating student discussions in online courses. Paper submitted for presentation at the International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, SpainSellers-Bordelon, R., & Hinson, J.M. (2004) Skills, modifications, and obstacles: Teaching online courses at the high school level. Paper submitted for presentation at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference, Nashville, TN.Sellers-Bordelon, R., & Hinson, J.M. (2003). Professional development recommendations for online course designers. In Cavanaugh, C., Development and management of virtual schools (pp. 135-156). Hershey, PA: Information Science Publishing.
For eleven years, Rachel has served as an adjunct professor for Lesley University, teaching face-to-face and online courses. She has also developed ECOMP 6203: Building Online Communities and Facilitating Student Discussion in Online Courses, which is one of the four courses offered in Lesley’s Online Teaching Certificate Program. Before joining the Lesley’s faculty, Rachel was employed fourteen years with the Louisiana Public School System as a computer enrichment teacher and a media specialist in the Title I program. Her main focus was working with students and teachers to merge good literature with effective technology. After teaching at the elementary and middle school levels, she worked at the Louisiana State Department of Education as the project coordinator for the Louisiana Educational Advancement and Development (LEADTech) project. The program provided school principals and district superintendents with an in-depth understanding of the role of instructional technology as it related to total school improvement.
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