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Naomi Wahls

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PhD Candidate and Volunteer UNESCO Lead Mentor at Open Universiteit, Netherlands and the University of Colorado Denver


Open Education and Intercultural Learning


Naomi Wahls, Luxembourgish-American, is a volunteer UNESCO lead mentor for Open Education for a Better World with a project in Uzbekistan for professional development of English teachers. She is just starting her PhD with a focus on Open Virtual Mobility (OpenVM) through Intercultural Learning at Open Universiteit in the Netherlands and is a GO-GN member.

She completed her Masters in Information and Learning Technologies and a second Masters of Spanish. During her Spanish Masters research, she studied video lessons, social media, and game based learning. Her thesis was: “Using Video Lessons and Gaming to Teach Spanish Commands with Participant Interaction in Social Media”. She started a small company in 2012: Wahls Instructional Design and designing a graduate teacher education MOOC for credit.