About me

Joyce Seitzinger aka @catspyjamasnzMy name is Joyce Seitzinger. I’m an education technologist working in higher education, passionate about improving learning experiences through emerging technologies and innovative teaching strategies. My special interests are social content curation, learning design and networked learning. I’m best known in the education technology community for developing the Moodle Tool Guide for Teachers.

I am currently working as Lecturer in Blended Learning at Deakin University running a capacity building project on network literacies for staff in the Faculty of Health. Before that I worked for 4,5 years as eLearning advisor at the Eastern Institute of Technology, leading a team of Learning Technologists to provide strategic advice, staff development & support, instructional design and course development services.

I have presented my work in keynotes, workshops, seminars and lectures to audiences in the New Zealand, Australia, UK, Hong Kong, Spain, the Netherlands and Oman, and at a distance to Croatia, Canada and Switzerland.


After completing a Bachelors Degree in Celtic Studies, one of my first jobs was in e-learning and I’ve had a passion for digital learning and digital culture ever since. I completed a Master of Education Technology from the University of Southern Queensland in 2008.

I’m Dutch but have lived in Germany, Ireland and Egypt. In 2006, I moved to the other side of the world, to work as e-learning advisor in higher education in New Zealand. I currently live in Melbourne, Australia.

All views represented on this blog are my own, and do not represent those of my employer.

Presentations, Publications & Other Works


Coming up in 2012:

September: Guest seminar at University of Melbourne

November: Invited speaker, TLV 2012 Conference, Sunshine coast.

December: Keynote at Perfecting the Blend Conference, Ballarat.

 

Keynotes:

Keynote MoodleMoot Croatia, June 13 2012. Online.

Keynote speaker National AITD Conference, April 2012. Sydney, Australia.

Keynote speaker Schools MoodleMoot, April 2012. Brisbane, Australia.

Keynote speaker MoodleMoot Spain. December 2011 .Donostia/San Sebastian, Spain.

Keynote speaker Moodleposium. October 2011. Canberra, Australia.

Keynote speaker Skills Tasmania Conference. Personal Learning Networks for Educators. 24 May 2011. Hobart, Australia.

Keynote speaker Converge 2010. Personal Learning Networks: Personal, Practical, Pervasive. November 2010. Melbourne Australia.

Keynote speaker eFest/Teaching & Learning Conference 2009. You Are Not Alone. Palmerston North, New Zealand.

 

More:

2012

  • March 19 & 22. Guest sessions Personal Learning Network and Cloud Tools. Part of Digital Learning Technologies course at EIT Hawke’s Bay with Dr Michael Verhaart. Online.
  • April. Keynote Schools MoodleMoot. Brisband.
  • April. Keynote AITD. Sydney.
  • June 13. When Educators Become Curators. Keynote MoodleMoot Croatia. Online
  • Conference organiser PLE Conference 11-13 July 2012 Aveiro/Melbourne.
  • July 13. Growing the Cloud Academic. PLE Conference, Melbourne.


2011

  • 26 January. #eqnz: Which Hashtag Prevails? Virtual presentation as part of workshop at IRGO Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • Reviewer Plymouth e-Learning Conference 2011
  • February. Invited speaker at annual strategy meeting, Department of Youth Unemployment (Hawke’s Bay), Ministry of Social Development. Using social media for youth interactions. Napier, New Zealand.
  • 22 & 25 March. Moodle Training and Moodle Masterclass. Training sessions for Pukunui Technology/Moodle.com.au, Hong Kong.
  • 23 March. Moodle seminar with Shane Elliot (Pukunui Technology) at VTC, Hong Kong.
  • 24 March. Invited speaker CITE-seminar, Personal Learning Networks for Educators, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Henrick, G., Lasic, T., Ridden, J., Seitzinger, J., Cooch, M., Moore, M., Drechsler, M.,(30 April 2011). Course Creator Challenge – What Makes a Good Course? Panel Session at international iMoot Conference, 30 April-2 May 2011, Online, Global.
  • 1 & 2 May. Moodle Tool Guide – Ripples. Presentation at international iMoot Conference, 30 April-2 May 2011, Online, Global.
  • 23 May. Invited speaker at University of Tasmania. Personal Learning Networks for Teachers. Hobart, Australia.
  • 25 May. Invited speaker. Moodle Tool Guide: an Open Educational Resource for the Moodle Community. Virtual presentation SUNY Delhi MoodleMoot conference.New York, USA.
  • 23 June. Invited speaker. Moodle Tool Guide for Teachers. Virtual presentation at Box Hill Institute staff conference. Melbourne, Australia.
  • 23 June. Invited speaker. Personal Learning Networks. Virtual presentation at Box Hill Institute staff conference. Melbourne, Australia.
  • 13 July. Invited speaker. Presentation at Interactive Learning event at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
  • 20 July. Crowdsourcing to the Mth degree – Moodle Tool Guide for Teachers. Virtual presentation at MoodleMoot Australia, Sydney 17-21 July 2011.
  • 25 July. Moodle Course Design: A High-Wire Act. Presentation at MoodleMoot New Zealand, Auckland 25-26 July 2011.
  • 27 September. Invited speaker & workshop facilitator. Course Design for Blended Learning. Arab Open University, Muscat, Oman
  • Paper: Potts, L., Seitzinger, J., Jones, D., Harrison, A., (2011, October 2011). Tweeting Disaster – Hashtag Constructions and Collisions. SIGDOC Conference, Italy.
  • December. Invited speaker & workshop facilitator. Moodle Course Design for Social Presence. Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Barcelona, Spain.
  • December. Interview MoodleMoot Spain 2011. Donostia/San Sebastian, Spain.
  • Organiser of the Hawke’s Bay Tweetup


2010

  • Developed & published Moodle Tool Guide for Teachers (18 May 2010) Creative Commons.
  • Invited speaker at Geonet Science, Wellington (April 2010). Social Media: The Power of You.
  • Seitzinger, J. (2010, July 2010). What My PLN Means To Me. Workshop at the PLE Conference, 7-9 July, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Seitzinger, J. (2010, July 2010). Kia Ora and Gidday: the impact of an informal community of practice on an educator’s personal learning network. Conference paper at the PLE Conference, 7-9 July, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Seitzinger, J. (2010, September 2010). Moodle Tool Guide . Presentation at SA MoodleMeetUp, 3 September, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Seitzinger, J. (2010, September 2010). Personal Learning Networks for Teachers. Invited speaker/Workshops at the Waiariki Institute of Technology Staff Conference, 23 September 2010, Rotorua, New Zealand.
  • Seitzinger, J. (2010, November 2010). Personal Learning Networks: Personal, Practical, Pervasive. Keynote at Converge 10 conference, November, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Seitzinger, J. (2010, November 2010). Moodle Tool Guide . Presentation at Converge 10 conference, November, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Founder of the Hawke’s Bay Tweetup


2009

  • Seitzinger, J. (2009, May 2009). Elements of an e-Learning Community of Practice at a NZ Institute of Technology. Poster presentation at the EDUCAUSE Australasia Conference, 3-6 May, Perth, Australia.
  • May 2009 – Video conference session with TAFE Queensland sites. Topic: e-Learning Strategies
  • Seitzinger, J. (2009, July 2009). Fantastic Moodles – Creating Effective & Engaging Activities in Moodle. Workshop at the UCOL Moodle Staff Conference, 6-7 July 2009, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
  • Seitzinger, J. (2009, July 2009). Web2.0 Technologies – Become a connected teacher! Invited Speaker – Workshop at the NACCQ Conference, 10-13 July 2009, Napier, New Zealand.
  • Paper: Seitzinger, J., Jamieson J., Forlong-Ford, S., (2009, July 2009). Design By Numbers: a rubric to aid online course design. Peer-reviewed paper presented at the NACCQ Conference, 10-13 July 2009, Napier, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hyperdisc.unitec.ac.nz/naccq09/proceedings/
  • Co-facilitator eFest Open Space (September 2009) with David Sturrock
  • Seitzinger, J. (2009, September 2009). You Are Not Alone Keynote eFest/Teaching & Learning Conference, September 2009, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
  • Seitzinger, J. (2009, October 2009). Introduction to Moodle Invited Speaker – Workshop at Learning Technologies Conference, October 2009, Mooloolaba, Australia.
  • Seitzinger, J. (2009, October 2009). Engaging Activities in Moodle Invited Speaker – Workshop at Learning Technologies Conference, October 2009, Mooloolaba, Australia.
  • Presentation to New Zealand Computer Society (November 2009) Using social media to build personal/professional learning networks


2008

  • Book chapter: Seitzinger, J. (2008). Be Constructive: Blogs, Podcasts and Wikis as Constructivist Learning Tools. In Best of The eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions: Top Articles from the eMagazine’s First Five Years. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer.
  • May 2008 – 2 Days Moodle/e-Learning advice and staff development at Aoraki Polytechnic, Timaru, New Zealand
  • Seitzinger, J. (2008, July 2008). All Roads Lead To Rome: Growing an eLearning Community of Practice. Presentation at the HERDSA 2008 Conference, 1-4 July, Rotorua, New Zealand.
  • Seitzinger, J. (2008, October 2008). Becoming a connected teacher – start your personal learning network. Workshop at the Teaching & Learning Conference: Student Success: A New Era in Ways of Learning, 1-3 October, Napier, New Zealand.
  • Seitzinger, J., Forlong-Ford, S., Leslie, A., Pascoe, R., Gardiner, J. and Manhire, K., (2008). Moodle at the Eastern Institute of Technology. Keynote at the New Zealand MoodleMoot Conference, 8-10 October 2008, Napier, New Zealand. National.
  • Sturrock, D., Pringle, R., Seitzinger, J. and Ford, N. (2008). Moodle Networking – Getting Our (my)Learner’s License. Presentation at the New Zealand MoodleMoot Conference, 8-10 October 2008, Napier, New Zealand. National.


2007

  • Seitzinger, J. (2007). Online Tools for CoPs. Presentation at the EIT Seminar Series 2007, 30 August 2007, Napier.
  • Hunt, K., Seitzinger, J. (2007, June 2007). Planning and communication for online projects: How do we get where we want to go? Presentation at eFest, 25-27 June 2007, Wellington.
  • Seitzinger, J. (2007, July 2007). Planning and Communication for Online Learning Projects. Presentation at the Teaching and Learning Conference, 5-6 July 2007, Napier.


2006

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26 thoughts on “About me

  1. Aggie says:

    Hi Joyce! Just a quick note to thank you for inspiring workshops and presentations during e-Fest last week :-)
    And thank you for helping me to find through you Father Ted on Twitter! I was aslo studying in Dublin, living in Dun Laoghaire. Oh, miss it sometimes, even the bad weather. An t-adh leat! Aggie

  2. angelien says:

    Hi Sjois! how is life in je nieuwe home?
    Je lijkt speedy te gaan met zoveel publicaties en optredens!
    Wij wonen inmiddels in Frankrijk, veel houthakken en fik stoken!
    Liefs, ook aan Hans, Angelien (Spaan koken en NN)

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  7. Margaret Hale says:

    Hi Joyce,
    Can I just thank you for creating this blog. I have spent the last two years “reforming” my teaching and have begun a new mission to develop quality technology professional development for the teachers in my district (and hopefully the state of CT, USA). I have adopted your term “Gateway PD.”

    I am in the process of developing a series of monthly online workshops and have added this site as a main link. Your ideas, comments and information is so inspiring!

    I have, however, been asked by my superintendent to put together a face-to-face Delicious workshop and wondered if you could recommend an outline for a two hour workshop. I have quite a bit of experience with developing online modules, but this will be my first “live” presentation to a “captive” audience.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Margaret

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  10. Soren Skott says:

    Dear Joyce,
    I had the pleasure to attend your sessions at the conVerge10, recently held in Melbourne.
    Your entusiasm made me re-engage with Twitter. So now I’ll do some experiments to see what it does to my PLN :-)
    Thanks,
    Soren

  11. HI Joyce,

    Love the Moodle tool guide! Would you be at all interested and/or able to give a virtual presentation for our MoodleMoot on May 24th or 25th?

    https://confluence.delhi.edu/display/CIS/SUNY+Delhi+MoodleMoot+2011

    If so, please email me and let me know what times of day Eastern US time (-5:00 GMT) would work for you on either day!

    Thanks,
    Clark Shah-Nelson,
    SUNY Delhi

  12. Paul Seiler says:

    Joyce, keen to see how some of the work I fund for schools could be used by EIT, as I have few contacts/requests from HB schools. Maybe email or call me at Ministry head office in Wellington.

    Paul.

  13. Natalie Barrington says:

    Hello Joyce, I work for a publisher who would like to use some of your content. Please email me?
    Thank you,
    Natalie

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  15. Marsha Racey-Stilwell says:

    Hi Joyce,

    I met you when you you presented at UCOL in 2009 (did you really work here a year???) Only now coming to grips with Moodle (while doing Instructional Design for e-learning (my last paper for master’s at Massey)… thans for the tool guide.

    See you have started a job at Deakin this month – wishing your vivacious self all the very best in your new position.

    Marsha

  16. Joyce Seitzinger says:

    Thanks for those lovely words Marsha. Yep I was at UCOL my first 6 months in NZ and then the sunny Hawke’s Bay beckoned… Glad you found guide helpful. I’m always eager to hear how people are using it… :-)

  17. Aljosja van Dorssen says:

    Hi Joyce

    Here is your flying “mate” Aljosja. Am still in Asia but will fly back to our home country on Sunday night. It was great to see you few weeks back and we should stay in touch….just noticed that i did not get your email yet…..maybe you lost my card or did not get around it to it yet?

    Send me your contact details please in my email ok?

    See you soon, regards, Aljosja

  18. Joyce Seitzinger says:

    Hi Aljosja,
    Glad you’ve found me. I didn’t lose the card, it is still safely tucked away in my travel pouch until I got round to doing something about it. Will send you an email right away so we can catch up.
    Cheers,
    Joyce

  19. Hi Joyce,

    I work for an education technology start-up in London, and our team regularly visit your blog for thought-leadership. I’ve found your thoughts on educational technology really interesting and thought-provoking.

    Not sure if you’ve heard about us (Wordia.com), but I’d value any thoughts you have on what we’re trying to do (we’re trying to map the K-12 – all of the vocabulary that students need to learn… raising literacy and subject vocab levels, through video and games-based learning).

    Originally, Wordia was built as a ‘living video dictionary’, but under the advisement of 100s of educators – we’ve pivoted to something that I’m really excited to be sharing with you!

    The new-look Wordia has just launched – with some smart technology that lets educators build their own word games and hold school tournaments! We’d love you to have a look, and tell us what you think. Indeed – we’re running a t-shirt competition – and I’d love to send a school you know, some free Wordia t-shirts (a thank you – for helping us with the R&D efforts!).

    It’s early days, but your feedback would be most welcome!

    Thanks again.

    Rob
    Director of Play
    (Research & Development)

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