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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Zoom: Teaching in the Online Space - Karina Barley
08/10/2020

A very interesting and detailed course. Very relevant for the current situation.

Zoom: Teaching in the Online Space - Karina Barley
08/10/2020

Alot of this was a well organised series of youtube clips. I would have liked to see and hear more from the presenter about her experience and seen more about what she had done and the problems she had come across.

Zoom: Teaching in the Online Space - Karina Barley
08/10/2020

Excellent. Plenty of examples and resources. The in built videos were also very clear.

Zoom: Teaching in the Online Space - Karina Barley
08/10/2020

Very good Nelson Vithanage
Chatswood High

Zoom: Teaching in the Online Space - Karina Barley
08/10/2020

Great, I really wasn’t sure how to run a meeting althougjh I have been invited to many meetings. As a Careers Adviser, using zoom will assist with showing students how to access sites and then work through them.

Zoom: Teaching in the Online Space - Karina Barley
08/10/2020

Quality was good and mainly relevant. Mainly delivered at young primary school students and I teach high school students.

Zoom: Teaching in the Online Space - Karina Barley
08/10/2020

I felt the quality and relevance of the course content was excellent and I gained a lot of knowlwdge from this presentation.

Zoom: Teaching in the Online Space - Karina Barley
08/10/2020

Very useful in the current social distancing

Using the Keynote App for motivating and inspiring lessons - Karina Barley
08/10/2020

Good. Relevant to my teaching and learning approach.

Using QR Codes and Augmented Reality in the 21st Century Classroom - Karina Barley
08/10/2020

Great

Using QR Codes and Augmented Reality in the 21st Century Classroom - Karina Barley
08/10/2020

The content was extremely good and the logic of the modules was well considered. However some aspects have broken, such as video links that no longer work and references to no longer usable apps, such as Aurasma.

Using QR Codes and Augmented Reality in the 21st Century Classroom - Karina Barley
08/10/2020

Good

Using QR Codes and Augmented Reality in the 21st Century Classroom - Karina Barley
08/10/2020

Very helpful

Using QR Codes and Augmented Reality in the 21st Century Classroom - Karina Barley
08/10/2020

I concentrated more on the QR code aspect, rather than the Augmented Reality portion of the course as this is what I am most interested in focusing on at the moment. I found the videos helpful while I took my time to sidetrack and find the necessary apps and resources that will enable me to move forward whilst using this resource in the classroom. thank you.

Using QR Codes and Augmented Reality in the 21st Century Classroom - Karina Barley
08/10/2020

Very good

The Bridge to Learning - Using the iPad for Autism - Karina Barley
08/10/2020

There was so much emphasis on autism, but it was a bit of a let down when it came to actually talking about iPad and how it can be made relevant. When actually talking about various apps, it feels targeted to older children or even high functioning children, which is so contradictory to all this focus on sensory needs and understanding the autism spectrum. There was minimal discussion on how iPad can be used to support children with higher needs or even just the younger ones in general. It would have been good to actually show more of these apps in action as well, rather than just listing them.

Teaching Digital Citizenship using Social Media - Karina Barley
08/10/2020

Informative. The short video clips consolidated the written material.

Teaching Digital Citizenship using Social Media - Karina Barley
08/10/2020

This course was very useful with excellent resources I can use for myself and to educate my students. It was thoughtfully organised in logical sequence and the information was very relevant and informative, thank you. Tania van der Schyff

Teaching Digital Citizenship using Social Media - Karina Barley
08/10/2020

Course was good with many interesting resources and links

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes - Karina Barley
08/10/2020

I think this course is very relevant for all teachers. It helped me to understand that students may present negative behaviours for a myriad of reasons and that we can make changes to assist these students and this will make a big difference in our classroom management. I found each session very relevant and the content quality to be very appropriate.