Professor & Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Technology at Royal Roads University

About Me

I hold a Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Technology  at Royal Roads University where I am a Professor in the School of Education and Technology. Prior to my current appointment, I held faculty positions at the University of Texas at Austin and at the University of Manchester. I am also a former Fulbright scholar and early-career fellow of the Network of Excellence in Technology Enhanced Learning. My research aims to understand and improve teaching, learning, and participation in emerging digital environments. I achieve this by examining the practices and experiences of learners, educators, and scholars with/in online learning, social media, and open education/scholarship.

I have been designing, developing, and studying digital learning environments since 2004. Since then I authored one book and edited three open access books on the topic: Social Media in Academia: Networked Scholars (Routledge, 2016), Emergence & Innovation in Digital Learning: Foundations and Applications (Athabasca University Press, 2016), Learner Experiences in MOOCs and Open Online Learning (Hybrid Pedagogy, 2013), and Emerging Technologies in Distance Education (Athabasca University Press, 2010). Individually and collaboratively, I have published more than 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and given more than 100 talks at conferences and events worldwide. My research has been funded by the Canada Research Chairs Program, SSHRC, NSF, European Union, National Geographic, and Swedish Knowledge Foundation.

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