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Rita Oates, PhD
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* formerly ed tech director, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, fourth largest school district in US (350,000 students, 350 schools); while there worked closely with library media staff for infusion of technology planning, training and use in schools and media centers.
* chair and associate professor, Educational Computing and Technology, Barry University (graduate program)
* president, Oates Associates, consulting firm in ed tech, school reform, and communications
* author of 10 books and about 100 articles about technology in education
* founding editor, Internet Strategies for Education Markets, a Heller Report, covering the early days of the Internet used in K12, higher education and home markets

* platform speaker about Microsoft products for schools and use at home with children in Family Technology Night program
* education editor, VIEWTRON, first US online service with color and graphics
* assistant professor, University of Alabama
* high school teacher, language arts and journalism, and publications adviser, three KS high schools (KCK, Shawnee Mission, Alma)
* editor of special publications, Phi Delta Kappa, education society

* BS, news-editorial journalism, University of Kansas, with honors
* BS, curriculum and instruction, language arts, University of Kansas, with honors
* Masters, journalism, Indiana University
* PhD, mass communication, Indiana University. Majors were Educational applications of print, video and computer-based communication and Media and public policy

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At 4:15pm on September 1, 2011, Caroline Cerveny said…
I'm delighted to hear that a few more Catholic Schools are discovering ePals!  One of my summer students will be working on a project this Fall and will also be using ePals with her students.  She is from a parish near Gainesville, FL.

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