Aloha! My name is Julia Parra and I LOVE learning technology, especially the online/blended stuff! Please note that I AM the InterWebs. Haha, just kidding, sorta.
Hello Everyone! I am an assistant professor at New Mexico State University (NMSU) in the College of Education, here in Las Cruces, New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment and home to some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world! With my research, I investigate innovation in the design of online and blended learning environments and empowerment with technology. Areas of interest include professional and faculty development, online/blended teaching and learning, innovative learning design, educational learning technologies, emerging technologies, social media, and connectedness. I am always up for a challenge or adventure and most recently, I decided to jump into the wild west of MOOCs AND I just signed up for Xperience STEM this summer where I will be paragliding with a GoHero camera. I plan to use my paragliding experience as footage for some of the videos for the MOOC I am developing. For more about me, go to http://juliaparra.com.