Happy New Year! Pics from Ireland

Several of you know that we spent Christmas with my family in a castle in Ireland. What an incredible experience! So here’s some promised pictures.

Ballyportry Castle, Ireland
Ballyporty Castle, near Corafin, Ireland. We stayed there 9 days with 8 adults and 3 kids under 7. What a blast!

Inside one of the rooms. The only one with a wooden floor. The rest were stone floors. Brrrr. We were grateful for incredibly warm wool blankets and turf fires.

The view from the top of the castle (during a moment of rare sunshine).

We went totally offline. No Internet, no TV, no microwave, in the castle! A restful break. If you want to see even more pictures, head on over to my personal home page.

Hope you had a good break too. Best wishes for great VCs in the new year!


About Janine Lim

Janine Lim, PhD, currently serves as associate dean for online higher education in the School of Distance Education at Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, MI. She and her team support over 200 online courses, provide training for faculty teaching online, and work with the campus infrastructure support of online learning. Her department also provides educational technology and Moodle support for faculty and students. In addition, Janine is responsible for the faculty and courses of the Consortium of Adventist Colleges and Universities. Janine has taught over 15 unique graduate educational technology classes online numerous times over the past 15 years, with some classes attracting participants from all over the world. Her undergraduate teaching includes social media courses for communication and digital media majors. Janine has served on the board of the United States Distance Learning Association since April 2015. Prior to her work at Andrews University, Janine coordinated distance education for 22 K12 school districts in southwest Michigan for 14 years. In that position, as one of the co-founders of TWICE, Michigan’s K12 Videoconferencing Organization, Janine has spearheaded popular international K12 videoconference projects such as Read Around the Planet and MysteryQuest. While still serving on the board of TWICE, she was instrumental in designing and implementing the CAPspace website for collaborative videoconference projects. Janine also served on a team of Michigan educational technology trainers providing a workshop called ATA Technology Academy. Her current online learning research interests include successful teacher behaviors, quality online discussions, and student activity patterns in self-paced courses.
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