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Nellie Deutsch

University of Phoenix

Canada - Toronto

Education technology practitioner, English language teacher trainer, organizes MOOCs, online conferences, & webinars using ZOOM & Moodle, promotes mindfulness, active learning and teaching as a way to learn

Areas of interest

  • Moodle Teacher Training
  • Facilitating Online Learning
  • e-portfolios and reflective practice
  • Active Learning and Teaching as a way to Learn
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TESOL)


Nellie Deutsch (Ed.D) is a Canadian education technology and curriculum practitioner, speaker, believer in relationship-based transformative learning through technology, community builder, advocate of blended learning, developer of online professional development courses, and mentor to educators worldwide. Her experiential humanitarian approach to instruction and learning has earned her the respect of educators around the globe and attracted her to healthy living and healing. She's an accredited PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills), conflict resolution, and Reiki practitioner. She practices Mindfulness Meditation and the Alexander Technique.

Nellie has taught EFL in high school and higher education for over 35 years and used CALL in the EFL classroom since 1993. She provides teacher training on how to integrate ICT in the EFL K-12 classroom at the Ministry of Education and am faculty at Atlantic University Masters of Arts in transpersonal psychology and leadership studies. She organizes online and face-to-face conferences (CO09-CO22 and MMVC11-MMVC22), 2 Moodle MOOCs with Moodle teacher training, a MOOC on Virtual Worlds in September, and ELTtalks events throughout the year at Moodle for Teachers website for free. The MOOCs offer badges and certificates to participants who create tutorials that demonstrate active learning by teaching as a way to learn using Google drive, Screencast-o-matic, Anotto, and Padlet.