Ellen has served the education community on both the K -12 and Higher Education levels since 1995. She has extensive experience as an Administrator in Higher Education in Program Development, Instructional Design, and Instructional Technology implementation. She is the author of the Mahara 1.4 Cookbook: ePortfolios for training, personal and educational purposes. Her background is Instructional Technologies and Online Learning. She is a strong supporter of Open Source technologies, and Open Education.