Greetings:

Iím now living in Qatar, but in about 7 years, Iíll B returning 2 Canada 2 retire at 65 yrs of age. When I return 2 Canada I hope 2 continue 2 work hopefully. Iím a teacher & Iíd like 2 continue working in the Edíal Field, either as a teacher, a classroom assistant (teacher and/or student) or any other similar position I was offered by an employer. However, I have been overseas 4 almost 20 years. I have spoken 2 people who have returned 2 Canada recently after many years overseas about what challenges they faced when they returned 2 Canada 2 retire & 2 return to the Canadian workforce. The obvious thing that has struck them while looking at job openings (ED & other) in Canada was their lack of techie skills. They didnít know anything about, e.g. Noodle Tools or even how 2 submit a research paper electronically. They have advised me that they think if I were going 2 B looking 4 other work back in Canada eventually, doing IT courses would probably B helpful.


Iíve been told that a really good idea would B 2 do a Masters in Educational Technology or at least some type of Certificate in EdĎal Tech. However, is this the best career advice or option for me? Also, even if correct, from what institution would I do this program from? Iím Canadian so I would definitely want this program 2 B accepted by employers in Canada so a Canadian-based program might B a good idea, but Iím very open 2 advice on this. Next, I live in the Middle East so an on-line component of the program would B ideal. However, Iíd still want this program 2 have an in-class component with the courses probably completed in the summer or perhaps even here in Qatar at a North American or European university ďsatelliteĒ campus. Thank you!