I hold a Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Technology and I am an Associate Professor at Royal Roads University. I am also a former Fulbright scholar and early-career fellow of the Network of Excellence in Technology Enhanced Learning, a European Union Initiative. My research has been dedicated to understanding the practices and experiences of learners, educators, and scholars in emerging online settings such as online social networks and digital environments.
I have been designing, developing, and studying digital learning environments since 2004 and have edited two books on the topic: Emerging Technologies in Distance Education (Athabasca University Press, 2010) and Learner Experiences in MOOCs and Open Online Learning (Hybrid Pedagogy, 2013), which is an anthology of essays, each written by a student, each reflecting on their experiences with open learning. Both books are available for free under an open access license. Individually and collaboratively, I have published more than 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and given more than 70 talks at conferences and events worldwide. My research has been funded by the Canada Research Chairs Program, the U.S. National Science Foundation, the European Union, National Geographic, and the Swedish Knowledge Foundation.[Disclaimer: The contents of this site represent my personal thoughts and opinions and, as such, may or may not represent the opinions of my past, current, or future employers.]