Member Profile: Nicki Blake

Job description: Director of Studies at Kaplan International English
Twitter: @Penultimate_K
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A few words: Nicki has been involved in academic management for over 7 years and in second language education for 15. Her current role has her managing a college of approximately 25 staff and over 300 students. Her specialist areas are educational technology & digital literacies, educational futurism, professional development in teaching & learning, and developing personal learning networks (PLNs).

Nicki uses social media not only to extend her social networks and contribute to her PLNs, but also views it as integral part of current and future teaching & learning. She has given presentations on becoming a networked teacher, on ‘phygital’ learning, and on social media use in the classroom. She is one of the administrators for the #AusELT educational group and regularly writes for its blog. Nicki has accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin.

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