Karen is lead advisor for CORE’s e-learning programmes. She is internationally recognised for her work in e-learning and blended/online professional facilitation and online community development. Expert in blended approaches to professional learning, she is an inspiring facilitator with a national reputation. Karen is experienced with in-depth, evidence-based PD models, in the context of e-learning and online communities of practice
Karen joined the CORE Education team in 2010 after five years working in blended educational professional development and consultancy, and 13 years in teaching and senior management (Years 7-13), both in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
She has undertaken extensive consultancy work in curriculum and assessment projects for the Ministry of Education, NZQA, and for international agencies (Qatar, Fiji, Brazil). She has been central to the development of Enabling e-Learning, the VLN Groups social network and the e-Learning Planning Framework on behalf of the Ministry of Education.
In 2013, she received the inaugural ICET Asia-Pacific Senior e-Fellow award.
"My passion is working alongside schools, educators and students to design inclusive, engaging learning for our digital world. A self-confessed geek, my interest in technologies has spilled over into my work in professional learning. I am fascinated by the opportunities that technologies offer to help us design learning that is flexible, connected and engaging.”