Joseph Rene Corbeil

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About me

Industry Education
Occupation Asst. Professor
Location Brownsville, TX, rene.corbeil@utb.edu, United States
Introduction I have been involved in technology and distance education for over 30 years. Research interests include institutional considerations for developing e-learning partnerships, best practices in synchronous and asynchronous communication, enhancing critical thinking through distance education, and developing and maintaining learning team collaborations in computer-mediated learning environments. I am currently researching effectiveness of Web 2.0 and social networking tools including wikis, blogs, podcasts, and microblogs like Twitter, for enhancing social presence and teacher immediacy in e-learning environments. I am also currently exploring the potential uses of Second Life for collaborative learning. Students are currently meeting, planning, and presenting their collaborative projects through Second Life.
Interests Playing bass guitar, reading anything related to EdTech, technology, science and science fiction, watching science fiction movies, drawing, creative writing, and tinkering with high-tech gadgets.