I am currently a Graduate Student at NMSU. I am working towards both my MA in Sociology and my certificate in Online Teaching. I plan on graduating in May of 2012 and working towards my PhD beginning in the fall of 2012. So, for now I am only a student and not yet a teacher. I have never taught a course and I have not taken any education related courses so this has made it a welcomed challenge to take on the certifcation process to teach others while I am still a student. I think that this gives me a better perspective of what the online student expereince is like.
I am also a single parent to 4 children and I have devoted the last few years of my life to my family and my education. Joing a social network like this is a great way fo me to expand my network of educational professionals. As an online student it is difficult to network with fellow studens and I see this site as a great way to create one.
I grew up in the Army so I have always had an appreciation for learning from others and the importance of networking.
I look forward to learning from some of you- and hopefully, I can also provide insight or knowledge to others here.