Director of Content Development, Dyvic Innovations, Inc.
Developed content for distance education platform. Wrote and edited online content, marketing materials, business plan and website content. Brought product to prototype.
Online content manger, Syracuse Language, Inc.
Hired and trained writers and editors. Wrote project guidelines and main components of user's manual for Word-a-day Builder software. As lead editor for award-winning Business English software project, was responsible for reviewing, editing, and approving all final content. Developed and wrote website content for language learners. Edited several other English language learning programs and user’s manuals. Wrote content for Language Your Way website. Wrote key content areas for online distance language classes. Advised web design department on reader usability issues.
Instructional designer: Spearheaded and directed development of PuebloLindo, online multimedia virtual world for language learning, in a joint project between Syracuse Language and Heinle & Heinle Publishers. Designed games for foreign language instructional software incorporating speech recognition and smart feedback.
Personal and professional coach, Lonnie Turbee LLC
Employed the people skills acquired over three decades of local and distance teaching and training to facilitate personal and professional growth for individuals in education and technology fields.
Language Instructor and Computer-assisted language learning specialist, Syracuse University, in Spanish and English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).
Instructor, novice to advanced level Spanish and English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).
M.A. Linguistics, concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), 1998
LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY:
B.A. Spanish, concentration in Education, Summa Cum Laude, 1985
Bishop David F. Cunningham Medal in Junior Liberal Arts, 1984
SUNY New Paltz:
Major in music, 1973-1975
President of 85-member Concert Choir, 1974-1975
Please note: last name changed from Turbee to Chu, 2/16/01
Chu, L. (2001). MOOing in a foreign language. In Suite101.com (Eds.), Real People Real Stories: How the Internet is Touching Lives. Suite101.com, Inc. Vancouver, BC.
Turbee, L. (1998). MOO, WOO and more: language learning in virtual environments. In Egbert, J. and Hanson-Smith, E., (Eds.), Computer-Enhanced Language Learning: Theory into Practice. TESOL Publications, Alexandria, VA.
Turbee, L. (1997). Educational MOO: Text-based Virtual Reality for Learning in Community. ERIC Digest, ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology, Syracuse, NY.
Warschauer, M., Turbee, L., & Roberts, B. (1996). Computer learning networks and student empowerment. SYSTEM, 24(1), 1-14. (EJ 527 752)
Turbee, L. (1995). MundoHispano: A Text-Based Virtual Environment for Learners and Native Speakers of Spanish. In MarkWarschauer, (Ed.), Virtual Connections (pp. 233-234). Manoa, HI: Second LanguageTeaching and Curriculum Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Turbee, L. (1995). What can we do in a MOO?: Suggestions for Language Teachers. In Mark Warschauer, (Ed.), Virtual Connections (pp. 235-238). Manoa, HI: Second Language Teaching and Curriculum Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Syracuse University Project Advance
Motivation and Interaction in the Foreign Language Classroom
2001 Distance Learning Institute for the New York State Staff Development Consortia
Interactive Distance Education for the Adult Learner: What's up next? What's in it for the teacher?
TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Sixteenth Annual Convention and Exposition, New York, New York
ACTFL ’98, Chicago, Illinois
Presentation and demonstration:
“Virtual Communities: A Language Immersion Experience Without the Plane Ticket”
CALICO '98 15th Annual Symposium, San Diego, California
"MundoHispano and PuebloLindo: Two Generations of Internet Environments for Language Learning”
BOCES/BETAC Conference: Technology for Language Teachers, Rochester, New York:
Keynote speaker: "Virtual Communities for Language Learners"
Workshop: "MOO/VIC Workshop"
TESOL Fifteenth Annual Convention and Exposition, Seattle, Washington:
Organizer/Presenter for Pre-conference Institute:
"Real language learning in a virtual environment"
with Awaji Yoshimasa, Julie Falsetti and Eric Schweitzer and Greg Younger.
ACTFL '97 (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages), Nashville, Tennessee:
Demonstration and talk: "Heinle & Heinle and Syracuse Language Systems present PuebloLindo”
Conferencia Internacional para Profesores de Inglés, Lima, Peru:
Guest speaker for demonstration and discussion:
“MOOing and Language Learning: An Overview and Rationale”
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Dual-Use Technologies and Applications Conference, Syracuse, New York:
Invited to give presentation and online demonstration:
"More fun than games: MOO as an Internet-based language learning resource" with Mike Mudge.
Information Technology Education Connection, International Virtual Conference/Exhibition on Schooling and the Information Superhighway, at the Centre for Teacher Librarianship at Charles Sturt University, Australia:
Invited to present paper:
"MOOing in a foreign language: how, why, and who?"
TESOL Thirtieth Annual Convention and Exposition, Chicago, Illinois:
Presentation and online demonstration:
"schMOOze University: Virtual community, real language learning"
with Julie Falsetti and Greg Younger.
Annual Meeting of the International E-Mail Tandem Network (project funded by the European Union), Bochum, Germany:
invited as outside consultant to give two MOO workshops.
Group came to decision to use MOO as their next major focus beyond email.
NEALL '95 (Northeast Association of Learning Laboratories) conference, Lancaster, Pennsylvania:
Presentation and online demonstration:
"MOO for foreign language learning and teaching: a time for growth"
"You can be outstanding in the field! A hands-on MOO workshop"
National Foreign Language Resource Center Summer Institute Networking Symposium, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii:
Workshops (two due to demand):
"MOOving to a new frontier in language learning: all the MOO is a stage, and the MOOers are merely players"
with Barbara Sanchez.
TESOL Twenty-Ninth Annual Convention and Exposition, Long Beach, California:
"MOO: a text-based virtual world for ESL/EFL learners"
"Launching your class into cyberspace with student lists" with Mark Warschauer and Thomas Robb.
NEALL '94 (Northeast Association of Learning Laboratories) conference, Albany, New York:
Due to demand, gave spontaneous, online half-hour presentation on MOO for foreign language learning.
"Teaching which does not consider the students’ priorities is useless. It is wasteful to teach someone who is not interested and so is not motivated."
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Talented Teenagers: The Roots of Success and Failure, 1993