With 20 years of experience designing instruction for higher education in Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, Randy is committed to a new future of education, foregrounding learner agency and passion at the center of learning environments that deeply engage and excite. – a learner-centered paradigm in which education is relevant, contextualized, socially-embedded, personalized, competency-based, open-walled and facilitative to the development of 21st-century knowledge, skills, and dispositions.
Randy pioneered the use of Web 2.0 technology for language learning in the Academic Bridge Program 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 from Boise State University. He currently pursues his Doctorate in Education – Higher Education from the University of Liverpool. His primary research interest relates to the advocacy of student-centered learning, teaching and assessment in higher education.