Karina Barley (PhD)



Member since
19/03/2012

Karina Barley (PhD)

Taking education into the 21st Century

Dr. Karen Barley is an internationally recognized educational consultant specializing in the needs of children with autism and their families. She has over 30 years of expertise as an educator, private one-on-one consultant, course developer and educational technology specialist.
Karen is especially successful connecting with children who have autism and creating behavioral, sensory and educational strategies that help children reach their full potential. Her highly personable style, combined with extensive research, knowledge and firsthand experience of the needs of children with autism, makes her extremely effective and innovative in tailoring individual solutions for families and their schools. Using new and existing approaches Karen integrates her pioneering work with iPad technology to create differentiated educational programs where children with autism can consistently experience success while learning.

In addition, Ms. Barley is an accomplished and engaging, sought after public speaker and teacher trainer. She has shared her significant insights and knowledge on such subjects as, Technology in Education, Technology and Autism, Autism Awareness, 21st Century Learning, Technology and Curriculum Development and other subjects in the United States, Australia and as a keynote guest speaker for international face to face and online conferences.

She completed her PHD in 2019 and is a sessional teacher at Monash University.

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Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2020

Much of the content was interesting and engaging. It offered varying perspectives on Autism, from the perspective of people with Autism and those who are experts.
In terms of relevance, there is much to think about.
Strategies for the Educational Environment throughout this course are mentioned – though not explicitly. The reference to Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence’s theory is somewhat relevant, though not new research – and not specific to student’s with Autism. I was hoping for some more practical and dynamic strategies to implement or work towards in my classroom.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2020

high quality

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2020

Quality of this course was very good and very informative

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2020

The content was very informative and helpful. no

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2020

The course was an eye opener and contains the foundational knowledge needed when dealing with students with Autism. It is evident to me that without this knowledge it is hard to do justice by these vulnerable students. The course was an eye opener and contains the foundational knowledge needed when dealing with students with Autism. It is evident to me that without this knowledge it is hard to do justice by these vulnerable students. Thank you for passing on this valuable knowledge.
Randa Iskander
Maronite College of the Holy Family

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2020

This course was very relevant because there are students at this school who have special needs. Therefore, it is important for us to be updated with the teaching styles and strategies to support these students.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2020

This course was fanastic.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2020

Very relevant to my work and great content.

Autism Awareness - More Strategies & Techniques for Teachers - Karina Barley
25/07/2020

Quality was great – very engaging. Varied activities for every learner.
I would like to see more specific techniques to be used in the classroom (as per the video in Module 4 under Understanding Learning Styles).

Autism Awareness - More Strategies & Techniques for Teachers - Karina Barley
25/07/2020

Great course content and it was structured very well. I found this course very relevant and helped teach me strategies I could use in the classroom to assist in the teaching and learning of my students with Autism.

Autism Awareness - More Strategies & Techniques for Teachers - Karina Barley
25/07/2020

The course was interesting and relevant to my day to day work at school.

Another 10 Must Have Apps for the classroom - Karina Barley
25/07/2020

Some of the apps have had updates and the tutorial videos were not useful. One video was private and did not play.

Another 10 Must Have Apps for the classroom - Karina Barley
25/07/2020

Very relevant. I loved how this course built on the last one in the series.

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
25/07/2020

Very relevant- great apps given

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
25/07/2020

So much to think about. Thank you for providing coherent well documented, detailed modules for looking at apps to use in the classroom.

The Bridge to Learning - Using the iPad for Autism - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

Well presented

Teaching Digital Citizenship using Social Media - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

Really helpful content that I can use, as a teacher to teach on the Topic of Digital Citizenship. All the content provided took a lot longer than two hours to get through.

Teaching Digital Citizenship using Social Media - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

Quality and relevance of the course was good – will be useful for upper primary students.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

The course was very comprehensive and covered many relevant topics. The range of resources and videos was good.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

High quality, although more infants/primary behaviour examples would have been more relevant to my role.