Lynn Zimmerman teaches educational foundations, and TESOL (Teaching English to Learners of Other Languages) licensure courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the School of Education at Purdue University Calumet. She also teaches intercultural communication courses in the Department of Applied Linguistics at Tischner European University in Krakow, Poland.
She earned a BA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master of science in library science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master of science in TESOL at Shenandoah University, and a PhD in Curriculum and Teaching at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Zimmerman served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Poland from 1992-1994 teaching English as a foreign language to Polish high school students. She has returned to Poland on a number of occasions where she has taught English to Polish high school students in summer language immersion camps; helped clean up grave sites in the Jewish cemetery on which Plaszow concentration camp was built; worked with senior citizens who wanted to improve their English skills; and conducted workshops for Polish secondary teachers on teaching about the Holocaust. She was awarded a teaching Fulbright Fellowship at the University of Wroclaw in Poland in Spring 2009 which led to her teaching intercultural communication courses at Tischner European University, and presenting a workshop for university faculty at Catholic University in Lublin, Poland on Presenting at Conferences in English
Zimmerman’s research interests are varied, reflecting her work in diversity and language issues. Zimmerman is a frequent speaker at regional, national, and international conferences, and has written numerous articles on topics as varied as English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) issues, immigration, race, sexual orientation, and Holocaust education.
MOOCs, Ted Underwood, CALL Overview, netTrekker, Special Needs, Language Learning
‘Teaching History in the Digital Age’ – Call for a New Breed of Teachers
Interactive Holographic Images Preserve Stories of Holocaust Survivors
Evidence Approaches, Language Teaching Online, Literacy Skills, Parent Support for Tech
‘The Shallows’ – The Web Is Changing Our Brains
Internet English, NSF’s Cyberlearning, Trace Effects 3D, STEM and Minorities
Verbling, Touchscreens, Tablets, Smartphones etc.
Formative Assessment and Blended Learning, Texting, Bullying, MOOCs
Are Games Such As ‘Angry Birds’ Appropriate for Kids?
Flipped, Blended, Distracted
The Latest Technologies Bump into Obsolete Laws
Sep. 20, 2012: Teachers & Technology, iPad Study, Video Sites, Computer Tutoring
Sep. 6, 2012: Grammar and Texting, Flipped Classrooms, iPods, iPads
Pinterest: A Quick and Easy Tool to Gather Web Materials
August 21, 2012 – Education in 2020, DCL, Tech Costs
Greg Green Is Flippin’ in Clinton
Udacity and Implications for Higher Ed
Social Media Is a Minefield for Educators
Plagiarism: Alive and Kicking in Academia
A Talk with Janet Buckenmeyer on Issues in Online Course Development
Grodzka Gate – A Portal to Our Past
Integration of Pedagogy and Technology in Teacher Education: An Interview with Emily Hixon
Are Online Discussions a Form of Writing or Speaking – or Something Altogether Different?
Questions About Teacherless Online Classes
Critical Importance of Social Interaction in Online Courses
A Lesson from Haiti: Despite the Lack of IT, Learning Happens
What Can We Do About Low Returns for Online Student Evaluations?
Are Low Returns the Norm for Online Student Evaluations?
PLENK2010 – How Can PLEs Benefit My Students?
HOT@ ETAI – Day 2: English Teachers Association of Israel
HOT@ ETAI – English Teachers Association of Israel
Online Self-Publishing: Wave of the Future?
Learning Styles and the Online Student: Moving Beyond Reading
The Holocaust and Technology
Twitter Could Drive You Cuckoo
‘College for $99 a Month’ – Persons Are Important, Presence Is Not?
Computers in the Classroom Can Be Boring
ESL/EFL Teachers and How They Use Technology
A Digital Educator in Poland
Hybrid, Online, or F2F – It Depends
Access: The New Imperialism?
Resistance to Technology: Conscious or Unconscious?
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