With nearly 20 years of experience designing instruction for higher education in Turkey and the UAE, Randy is committed to a new future of education that puts learner agency and passion at the center of experiences that deeply engage, challenge and excite – a transformative paradigm that envisions learning as personalized, authentic, socially embedded, competency based, open walled and facilitative of desirable non-cognitive dispositions.
Randy pioneered the use of Web 2.0 technology for language learning in the ABP at Zayed University. He has been awarded several University research grants and has given numerous presentations both regionally and internationally. Randy earned his Master of Applied Linguistics from the University of Southern Queensland, and his Master of Educational Technology at Boise State University. He currently pursues his Doctorate in Education – Higher Education, through the University of Liverpool. His primary research interest is educational leadership in blended and online learning.