Experienced professional editor and writer. Part-time adjunct faculty member teaching sociology and writing. Also professional genealogist.


The National Broadcast Plan

For information about the U.S. Federal Communication Commission’s National Broadcast Plan, go to On that website you can test your broadband speed and help the FCC research broadband availability patterns.


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Online teaching certificate

I have completed requirements for a Master Online Teacher certificate from the University of Illinois’ Illinois Online Network.

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Web 2.0 Tools

Attended Illinois Community Colleges Online’s webinar conference “Growing Online Learning 2011: Open Education Resources,” April 19-21, 2011. Learned about some great Web 2.0 tools, including Poll Everywhere, Dipity, Mindomo, Gliffy, Wordle, and more.

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Genealogy article published

My article titled “Pointers for Editing a Genealogy Website” has been published in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, March 2011 edition.

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My avatar intro for Comm/170 class at U. of Phoenix

I have created a brief introduction in the form of an online avatar video for new students in my next Comm/170 class at the University of Phoenix. Just click on this link, and after the page loads, then click the play button.
Welcome to Comm/180: Elements of University Composition and Communication 1

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Interactive census data map

The New York Times has posted a detailed, innovative online “mashup” map of U.S. census data at

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Online technology for educators

A Malaysian educator has posted a detailed, interesting slide presentation on how educators can use online technologies. (You may need to sign up for a free account in order to view this presentation.)

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