Maria Lizano DiMare, Ed.D., is Associate Professor of Education at Sacred Heart
University. Dr. Lizano DiMare's research interests include the use of emerging
technologies in education, online learning, the development of university-community
initiatives, and the infusion of languages within the curriculum. She has worked in Latin
America integrating educational technology programs in public and private educational
sectors. 

Dr. Lizano DiMare's university-community initiatives include the construction of an
elementary school in Costa Rica for underprivileged children as well as her participation
in the Sacred Heart University student delegation to El Salvador to develop social and
economical outreach projects in rural communities. She is fluent in English, French, and
Spanish; and also has working skills in German and Italian. 

She collaborates with CT inter-district state grants in the area of mathematics and
robotics and serves as the Board Recording Secretary to Connecticut Educators Computer
Association (CECA). 

Degrees: Ed.D. Educational Leadership, 1995, University of Hartford, CT; M.A. Education
Technology, 1992, University of Hartford, CT; License: Sciences de l’éducation,
Université de Genève, Suisse. 

Articles

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Integrating Interactive Technology to Promote Learner Autonomy: Challenges and Rewards (with Marie A. Hulme, Jaya Kannan, and Pilar Munday), English Faculty Publications (2013)

In an increasingly complex and interconnected world, students and faculty must understand and harness the...

 

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Methods for Marine Ecosystems Research through the Use of PDAs with Preservice Teachers (with Antoinette P. Bruciati), Education Faculty Publications (2005)

Science teachers are charged with the task of providing students in grades K-12 with opportunities...

 

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A Service Learning Model: Meeting NCATE Standards Through Educational Technology, Education Faculty Publications (2004)

Service learning can be described as learning experiences that serve the needs of a specific...

 

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Benchmarks for Assessing the Technological Literacy of a Highly Qualified Paraprofessional (with Antoinette P. Bruciati), Education Faculty Publications (2004)

Under the provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) all instructional...

 

Presentations

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Increasing Peer Collaboration in Digital Learning Environments (with Antoinette P. Bruciati), Education Faculty Publications (2013)

Presentation made at the Fall Faculty Institute Sacred Heart University October 15, 2013.