Patrizia Magni is an associate professor of practice and associate director of the Center for Learning and Teaching at The American University in Cairo (AUC). She has a strong pedagogical background having taught face to face, blended and online courses in k-12 and higher education both in Italy and the United States of America (USA).
Her studies, work and research have focused on integrating technology with successful educational practices. After completing her doctorate in Applied Linguistics at Teachers College Columbia University with a concentration on technology, she has been actively involved in working with faculty to aid them in the use of technology for teaching and learning. Magni designed and implemented events and summer enrichment programs to share the best teaching and learning practices; contributed to the assessment of learning outcomes for accreditation, evaluation of course delivery and identification of quality standards; participated in the selection and facilitated the adoption of the College LMS and e.Portfolio systems and contributed to the design of active learning spaces and technology-enhanced research and development centers.
Recently, she is concentrating on researching frameworks for developing, implementing and evaluating online learning environments.
EdD in Applied Linguistics (1995), Teachers College, Columbia University, New York
MEd in Applied Linguistics (1989), Teachers College, Columbia University, New York
MA in Applied Linguistics (1987), Teachers College, Columbia University, New York
Research and Teaching Interests
Integration of Critical Thinking Skills
Online/Blended Learning and MOOCs