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College of Education, Health and Human Development
Carolyne N. Obonyo is a PhD candidate in the College of Education, Health & Human Development Education, at University of Canterbury, Christchurch. Carolyne has worked both nationally and internationally prior to coming to New Zealand. She has been a Primary, Secondary School Teacher, and a Lecturer in the department of Environment & Health Sciences at Technical University of Mombasa, in her country Kenya.While in the USA, Carolyne worked as a Graduate Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant in the department of Educational Leadership & Technology at California State University, San Bernardino. She also worked as a Student Assistant at the Center for International Studies & Programs. Currently, Carolyne serves as a Research Assistant in the School of Teacher Education at University of Canterbury. The focus of Carolyne's PhD research is mobile learning practices in initial teacher education in New Zealand. Her research interests include instructional technology, the use of mobile technologies in preservice teacher preparation, teacher education, digital literacy, and e-Learning.Carolyne has previously Mentored preservice teachers to enhance their instruction by integrating digital technologies into their Spanish classes – World Languages and Literatures’ Project at California State University, San Bernardino. Graduate Research Assistant - Project COPE (Caring for Others as a Positive Experience) California State University, San Bernardino (Funded by National Institutes of Health).