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Brenda Lopez Ortiz

Instructor Learning Design & TechnologyCurriculum and Instruction

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Dr. López has 28 years of experience in a variety of educational contexts. She started her career as a middle school English teacher. She has since worked as web developer, multimedia producer, instructional designer, professional developer and faculty. Dr. López believes the most meaningful learning experiences are those that are project/problem-based incorporating the multiple perspectives of collaborating peers. She also believes in the power of formative evaluation to guide students and the power of technologies to support them during their inquiry process. She values hybrid and face-to-face contexts, but has a special interest in online environments. For those reasons, her research focuses on the nature of online collaboration, online collaborative problem/project-based learning and supporting technologies, including mobile learning.

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