Lynn Zimmerman

lynnz160Dr. Lynn Zimmerman
Professor Emerita, Education
Purdue University Northwest

Lynn Zimmerman served as an English Language Fellow at Aleksander Xhuvani University in Elbasan, Albania (2014-2015). She is teaching a variety of courses in the English Language Teachers Master’s program, including Research Methods, Technology & Teaching English, Second Language Acquisition, and English Teaching Methods.

Before accepting this appointment, she taught educational foundations, and TESOL (Teaching English to Learners of Other Languages) licensure courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the College of Education at Purdue University Calumet. She also taught intercultural communication courses in the Department of Applied Linguistics at Tischner European University in Krakow, Poland for several semesters.

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.

ETC Publications

 F2F Teaching: Is One Mask Enough?
 Mute That Zoom, Please
 What’s Going On As School-age Children Are Staying at Home?
 Stuck in Tashkent with Questions About Online Teaching: A COVID-19 Response
 Messaging Apps
 ‘Buzzy’s Adventures in Online Privacy’ — A Review
 The Future of AI in Education?
 Teaching with Technology; Preventing Online Grooming
 Motivation in Online Learning, Online Pronunciation Resources, Mobile Technology
 Technology Integration, Online Privacy, UX Design
 Frameworks for Ed Tech Integration: SAMR and TPACK
 The Thai Cave Rescue: Implications for Teacher Education?
 Two Frameworks for 21st Century Skills
 A Look at TeacherTube: A YouTube Alternative
 To Code or Not to Code
 Digital Tools and Adaptive Technology
Digital Storytelling and Authenticity
‘A Child’s Relationships with Technology’
Do Mobile Devices Harm Toddlers’ Speech Development?
Digital Literacy Does Not Mean Critical Thinking
QR Codes — Mystery Solved
Computational Thinking, LiuLiShuo & Audiobooks
How Can Technology Enhance Language Learning?
How Can I Present a Better Webinar?
Gavin Dudeney on Technology and Teaching English
English on the Internet, Game-based Learning, Kids’ Coding
Got a Technology Question? Ask a Librarian
Smartphones, Tablets & Subtitles for Language Learning
Language Learning: Games, Social Media, and Apps
Poverty, Reading, and Technology
Making Literacy More Personal for Kids
Who Are Your Tech-Sperts?
A Proposal for Change in Our Current Model for Higher Ed
My Changing Expectations About Social Media: Facebook
International Students and the Need for LMS Orientations
Chat Rooms, Emoji, ELLs, ABCmouse
Social Media in TESOL: An Interview with John Wasko
Technology in Early Education: An Interview with Katie Paciga
Lessons from Large-scale Digital Curators
Digital Storytelling for Social Change
Language Is a Barrier to Digital Equality
Technology Advice for First Year International Students in US Colleges
Using GIS and GPS Technology as Teaching Tools?
Textbooks, Emoticons, Assessment, Technology
Digital Privacy, ELL, Smartphones and GPA, Language and Smell
Technology and Our Health
Literacy, Bullying, North Korea
Video Games, Smartphones, Language Learning, Technology and Learning
MOOCs, Skills vs. Tools, Games, Learning in the Digital World
All Rise! – Ergonomics and Back Pain
Free Reading and eReaders Can Raise Achievement
Reading, Vocabulary, Glogster, Funding, ESL Teachers, VoiceThread
Free Higher Ed, 21st Century Learning, ELLs, Standardized Tests
Introduction to ‘Jewish Studies and Holocaust Education in Poland’ by Lynn Zimmerman with introduction by Jim Shimabukuro
Multilingual MOOCs, Animating Textbooks, Innovative Ideas, Social Media Concerns, Internet Safety
‘Providence Talks’ – A Tech-Based Boost to Kindergarten Readiness
Learning: Transformational, Flipped, Enhanced, Distracted
USC Shoah Foundation: Video Challenge for Grades 6-12
‘Teaching Digital Natives’: Difference Between ‘Relevant’ and ‘Real’
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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