Contributors: Vol 1, Num 1 - Nov 2006


Mark Nicols is a Strategic E-Learning Facilitator (SELF) for the Massey University College of Education, specialising in e-learning course design and online pedagogies.

Claire McLachlan, PhD, is Associate Professor of Early Years Education at the School of Arts, Development and Health Education at Massey University College of Education, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Selena Fox is General Manager of New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC). The College specialises in early childhood teacher education offering nationally accredited programs to students throughout New Zealand. Selena is leading NZTC’s current expansion of its distance study options with the development of an early childhood specialist online teaching and learning initiative, with Chip Donohue and the New Zealand Tertiary College academic and IT teams.

Chip Donohue, PhD, is the Director of Early Childhood Professional Development Programs in the School of Continuing Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he develops and teaches face-to-face and online courses for child care administrators and offers eTeaching Institutes for early childhood faculty and trainers. In 2006, he was recognized by the University for his innovation and excellence with the Academic Staff Outstanding Teacher Award. With Selena Fox, he is developing ecelearn, an innovative online approach for early childhood teacher education.

Simon Testa lectures in professional studies at New Zealand Tertiary College. He has recently moved to New Zealand from Malta where he held senior teaching positions in primary and secondary schools. His research interests include educational leadership, school improvement, personal development and the use of metacognition in teaching.

Satomi Izumi-Taylor is Professor of Early Childhood Education at the Department of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership at the University of Memphis.

Dorothy J. Sluss is Associate Dean at the School of Education, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.

F. Ann Lovelace is a Pre-K Teacher and Doctoral Candidate at the Department of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership, University of Memphis, Ball Hall.