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Professors Baab and Bansavich at Conference
Professors Ben Baab and John Bansavich present at a conference on using iPads in Higher Education!

Student Spotlight

Lori Hébert

Lori Hébert’s interest in educational technology was initially ignited while working on a digital literature project at Mount Holyoke College, where she received a BA in Mathematics and French. Since then, she has worked as a high school teacher, technical training specialist, educational technology consultant, web designer, and Flash developer.

As a French and Service Learning teacher at the Urban School of San Francisco, Lori has thrived in a “hi-tech” classroom with 1-1 laptops and interactive whiteboards. She has also seen the benefits of using a range of cutting edge tools and resources to support and engage students with various learning styles.

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Pursuing an MA was the natural next step and has allowed Lori to continue teaching full-time while delving into graduate course offerings that further influenced her approach and practices as a teacher. The program also enabled Lori to design an independent study project in “Innovative Language Media” which took her to France to mentor with Thierry Perrot, an internationally known French instructor and interactive tutorial developer. This project resulted in dynamic, multimedia prototypes for exploring the phonetics, vocabulary, and grammar within poetry and film shorts that Lori was able to immediately use with her French students.

As she finishes this degree, Lori looks forward to continually innovating, collaborating, educating and mentoring other teachers seeking to evolve their practices with learner-centered technology.

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