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María A. Rodríguez Manzanares, PhD

Lecturer, Faculty of Education & Department of French and Spanish

Memorial University of Newfoundland

St. John's, NL A1B3X8 Canada

Tel.: (+1) 709 737-3468

E-mail:mariar (at) mun.ca                   EXTENDED_CV

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EDUCATION

 

Ph. D. candidate     Doctoral Program, Education

Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada

Thesis topic:  Post-secondary International Students' Use of Technology for Academic and non-Academic Purposes.

 

2006                        Master of Education in Curriculum, Teaching, & Learning

                                   (specialization in Second Language Education)

Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada

 

2002                          Master of Arts, English Language and Literature

Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada

 

1999                           Graduate Diploma in Postcolonial Literatures in English
                                    University of Barcelona, Spain    
 

1999-2001               45 credit hours (3rd-/ 4th-year courses) completed towards the

                                requirements for a 2nd Undergraduate Degree in Hispanic Studies  

                                    University of Barcelona, Spain       

 

1999                           Bachelor of Arts, English Language and Literature

University of Barcelona, Spain

 

1998                           Socrates-Erasmus European Exchange Program

English Department, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

 

1996-1998                Translation I, II, III: Spanish/Catalan/English

University of Barcelona Language School, Spain

 

1998-1999                English as a Foreign Language Teacher Certification Course

Education Centre, University of Barcelona, Spain

 

 

 

 

TEACHING

 

 

Education 6668 (WEB):

Current Issues in Second Language Education 

Faculty of Education

Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

International Teaching Assistant Training Program: Succesful Communication in the Classroom or Laboratory

Department of English Language and Literature

English as a Second Language Program

Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

 Education6667/6673 (WEB):                                                                   

Second Language Instruction and Curriculum 

  Faculty of Education

  Memorial University of Newfoundland

 


  Spanish 1001: Elementary Spanish II (WEB)
 Department of French and Spanish

  Memorial University of Newfoundland


   Spanish 1000: Elementary Spanish I (WEB)

  Department of French and Spanish

  Memorial University of Newfoundland


  Spanish 2000: Intermediate Spanish I

  Department of French and Spanish

  Memorial University of Newfoundland 


  Spanish 1000: Elementary Spanish I                    

    Department of French and Spanish

  Memorial University of Newfoundland 

 
 Spanish 1001: Elementary Spanish II

   Department of French and Spanish

  Memorial University of Newfoundland 

Conversational Spanish levels 1, 2, 3         

 Division of Lifelong Learning

Memorial University of Newfoundland        

 

 

Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture Minicourse for students from Avalon East schools

 Eastern School District &

Faculty of Arts,

Memorial University of Newfoundland          

 

 

 English 1080: Critical Reading and Writing I

 Department of English Language and Literature

Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

 

 

 

                                               

 DESIGN OF WEB-BASED LEARNING

 

 

Spanish 1000: Elementary Spanish I

 

Spanish 1001: Elementary Spanish II

                        

 

Department of French and Spanish

Distance Education and Learning Tech nologies (DELT)

Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

 

 

 

 

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

 

Rodríguez Manzanares, M. A. & Murphy, E. (Forthcoming, June 2010). Self-identified successful language learners and their language learning beliefs. Canadian and International Education Journal, 39(1).

Murphy, E. & Rodríguez-Manzanares, M., & Barbour, M. (Forthcoming). Asynchronous and synchronous online teaching: Canadian high-school teachers' perspectives. British Journal of Educational Technology

Murphy, E. & Rodríguez-Manzanares, M. (2009). Teachers' perspectives on motivation in high-school distance education. Journal of Distance Education, 23(3), 1-24.  

Rodríguez-Manzanares, M. (2009). The beliefs of self-identified successful learners of Spanish at the university level. Saarbrucken: VDM Verlag.

Murphy, E. & Rodríguez-Manzanares, M. (2009). Learner-centredness in distance learning: Teachers' perspectives and research validated principles. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 25(5), 597-610. Available Online: http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet25/murphy.pdf

Murphy, E. & Rodríguez-Manzanares, M. (2009). Sage without a stage: A cultural-historical activity theory perspective on teaching in web-based, high-school classrooms. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 10(3) Available Online: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/579/1300

Murphy, E. & Rodríguez-Manzanares, M. (2008). Research on the e-teacher in the K-12 distance education classroom. In P. Rogers, G. Berg, J, Boetcher, C. Howard, L. Justice, & K. Schenk (Eds.), Encyclopedia of distance and online learning (2nd ed.). Information Science Reference.

Murphy, E. & Rodríguez Manzanares, M. A. (2008). Using contradictions as a research tool. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 24(4), 442-457.    

Murphy, E. & Rodríguez Manzanares, M. A. (2008). A case study of high-school teachers' beliefs about learner-centred teaching with technology. E-learning, 5(4). Available Online: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/elea/content/pdfs/5/issue5_4.asp

Murphy, E. & Rodríguez Manzanares, M. A. (2008). Instant messaging in a context of virtual schooling: Balancing the affordances and challenges. Educational Media International, 45(1),47-58.

Murphy, E. & Rodríguez Manzanares, M. A. (2008). Contradictions between the virtual and physical high-school classroom: A third-generation Activity Theory perspective. British Journal of Educational Technology, 39(6), 1061-1072.

Murphy, E. & Rodríguez Manzanares, M. (2008). Revisiting Transactional Distance Theory in a context of web-based high-school distance education. Journal of Distance Education, 22(2), 1-14.

        Awarded the 2008 Journal of Distance Education Editors'  Award for Best Research Paper.

Murphy, E. & Rodríguez Manzanares, M. A. (2007). Deviations from the script: An Activity Theory perspective on the practice of the e-teacher in the virtual high-school classroom. In Conference proceedings: 10th IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education (CATE 2007).

Murphy, E. & Rodríguez-Manzanares, M. (2006). Profiling individual discussants’ behaviours in online asynchronous discussions. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 32(2), 59-77. Available Online: http://www.cjlt.ca/content/vol32.2/murphy.html

Murphy, E., Ciszewska-Carr, J., & Rodríguez, M. A. (2006). Methodological issues in the content analysis of online discussions. The Journal of the Research Center for Educational Technology. Available Online: http://www.rcetj.org/?type=art&id=79597&

Murphy, E., Rodríguez, M. A., & Ciszewska-Carr, J. (2006). Perspectives on Virtual Schooling in a Canadian context. In Proceedings of the 6th International Educational Technology Conference, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus (pp. 1241-1247).

 Murphy, E., Rodríguez, M. A., & Ciszewska-Carr, J. (2006). Validity, reliability, unitizing, and latent content in analysis of online discussions. In Proceedings of the 6th International Educational Technology Conference, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus (pp. 1231-1240).

Murphy, E. & Rodríguez Manzanares, M. A. (2005). Reading between the lines: Understanding the role of latent content in the analysis of online asynchronous discussions. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 2(6). Available Online: http://www.itdl.org/Journal/Jun_05/article03.htm

 

 

THESIS

 

Rodríguez Manzanares, M. (2006). The beliefs of self-identified successful learners of Spanish at the university level. Unpublished Master’s thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. 

Thesis in PDF format

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Effective Dissertation Writing (with Elizabeth Murphy). King Mongut's University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand, June 3, 2010.
Post-secondary International Students of non-English Speaking Background and Web-based, Distance Learning.  44th Annual TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Annual Convention Doctoral Forum, Boston, United States, March 2010.      

Web-based Learning and International Students in Postsecondary Education. EDGE Conference: Inspiration and Innovation in Teaching and Teacher Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, October 2009.

E-learning and Learner-Centeredness: High-School Teachers' Beliefs (with Elizabeth Murphy). Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, January 5, 2009,

An Activity Theory Perspective on High-School Distance Education in a Canadian Setting (Co-presented with Elizabeth Murphy). Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, January 5, 2009.

Post-secondary International English as a Second Language Students and Web-based, Distance Learning. Aldrich Interdisciplinary Lecture & Conference for Graduate students 2009, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, March, 2009.

Using Third Generation Activity Theory and Contradictions to Analyse Qualitative Data (with Elizabeth Murphy, Charlene Dodd, and Brian Kerr). Online Sessions, Canadian Institute of Distance Education Research (CIDER), June 8, 2007. Recording available online: http://cider.athabascau.ca/CIDERSessions/sessionarchive

Designing online activities for strengthening elementary students' second-language speaking skills (with Elizabeth Murphy). Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, October 2007.

High-school Distance Education in a Canadian Context (with Elizabeth Murphy). Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, October 2007.

An Activity Theory Perspective on E-teaching in a Virtual High-School Classroom (Co-presented with Elizabeth Murphy). The 10th IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education, Beijing, China, October 2007.

Using Activity Theory and Contradictions to Analyse Qualitative Data (Co-presented with Elizabeth Murphy). Faculty of Education Doctoral Presentation Series 2006-7, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, June 14, 2007.

Activity Theory and Research in Second Language Learning. Faculty of Education Doctoral Presentation Series 2006-7, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, March 22, 2007.

Online Language Learning: From Theory to Practice (Co-presented with Elizabeth Murphy and Justyna Ciszewska-Carr). Organised by Dr. E. Murphy. The session included a panel discussion with CDLI French E-teachers Glen Cake and Valerie Pike and with Camilla Stoodley, Department of French and Spanish. Faculty of Education Doctoral Presentation Series 2005-6, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, June 15, 2006.

Profiling the Beliefs of Self-Identified Successful University Learners of Spanish.  Aldrich Interdisciplinary Lecture & Conference for Graduate students 2005, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, February 25, 2005.

Issues in the Analysis of Online Asynchronous Discussions (with Elizabeth Murphy and Justyna Ciszewska-Carr). Faculty of Education Doctoral Presentation Series 2005-6.  Memorial University of Newfoundland, January 19, 2006; Aldrich Interdisciplinary Lecture & Conference for Graduate students 2005, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, February 25, 2006.

Methodological Issues in the Content Analysis of Online Discussions (with Elizabeth Murphy and Justyna Ciszewska-Carr). The 6th International Educational Technology Conference, Famagusta, North Cyprus, October 2006.

Perspectives of Virtual Schooling in a Canadian Context (with Elizabeth Murphy and Justyna Ciszewska-Carr). The 6th International Educational Technology Conference, Famagusta, North Cyprus, October 2006.

 

 

AWARDS


Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE)

 

Doctoral Fellowship (2009)

 

 

Journal of Distance Education                                                                                       
Editors’ Award for Best Research Paper, 2008:

 Murphy, E., & Rodríguez Manzanares, M. (2008). Revisiting Transactional Distance Theory in a context of web-based high-school distance education. Journal of Distance Education , 22(2), 1-14.

Memorial University news feed article : today_mun_ca.mht

 

 

Graduate Student Union, Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

Award for Teaching Excellence, 2008

 

 

Graduate Student Union, Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

Honourable Mention, Award for Research Excellence, 2008