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Norm Vaughan
Professor

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Education & Schooling

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Norm Vaughan

For Dr. Norman Vaughan, students are the bottom line. His research is focused on maximizing educational technologies to promote engagement and measurable improvement in students. Using the best of face-to-face learning in conjunction with online reflective learning, his work on Blended Learning in Higher Education (the name of his book as well) has been recognized with the American University Continuing Education Association 2008 Frandson award.

Dr. Vaughan is continuing his work on student engagement and web2.0 technologies with a larger research project examining five collaborative technologies in eight categories--social bookmarks, wikis, blogs, social networking sites, mash-ups, VOIP (and Second Life). Using case studies, Vaughan is examining how instruction is delivered through each of these technologies and collecting feedback from students and educators. Dr. Vaughan's goal is to improve learning for those involved, but also to develop better methods for students in more remote areas where face-to-face teaching is more difficult.
Projects
Education
Ph.D. in Education, 2005. University of Calgary. Specialization: Educational Technology. Dissertation title: "Exploring how a blended learning model can be used to suport an inquiry process within a faculty learning community". Supervised by: Garrison, D. Randy.
M.Ed. in Education, 1997. University of Calgary. Specialization: Educational Technology. Thesis title: "Developing a Course Web Site: A Case Study". Supervised by: Hunter, William.
B.Ed. in Sciences and Social Studies, 1990. Dalhousie University.
B.Sc. (Honours) in Geological Sciences, 1982. Queen's University.
Certificate, 2001. Mount Royal College. Specialization: Management Development Certificate.
Certificate, 1993. University of Missouri. Specialization: National Geographic Society Summer Institute.
Certificate, 1990. Canadian Federal Government Language Bursary Program. Specialization: French Immersion Program in Quebec.
Certificate, 1989 - . Université de Montréal. Specialization: French Language Certificate.
Awards and Distinctions
Teaching Award: "Distinguished Faculty Award". CAD1,500 (Canada). Conferred by Mount Royal University. 2011, May 29.
"Nominated for the MRU Distinguished Faculty Scholarship Award". 2010.
"Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education". CAD5,000. Conferred by Canadian Education Association (CEA). 2010.
Academic Prize: "Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature". USD 1,000 (United States). Conferred by University Continuing Education Association. 2008 - 0000, March 27.
Teaching Award: "Elluminate - Teaching Excellence Award". CAD1,500 (Canada). Conferred by Elluminate eLearning Company. 2007, March 25.
"Nominated for the MRU Distinguished Faculty Scholarship Award". 2009.
Award: "Team Effectiveness Award" (Canada). Conferred by Mount Royal University. 2009, June 4.
"Alberta Distance Education and Training Association (ADETA) Research Award". Conferred by ADETA. 2005.
"Graduate Travel Award". Conferred by University of Calgary. 2005.
"Graduate Thesis Award". Conferred by University of Calgary. 2005.
Teaching Award: "Part Time Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award". CAD500. Conferred by Mount Royal University. 2000.
"Canadian Society for Petroleum Geology (CSPG) Graduating Student Award". 1982.
"Thayler Lindsey Graduating Geology Student Award". 1982.
Recent Publications
Vaughan, N.D. (2013, September 9). Investigating how digital technologies can support a triad-approach to assessment in higher education. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 39(3), 1-22.
Owston, R., Archer, W., Garrison, D.R., & Vaughan, N.D. (Eds) (2013, July). Blended Learning in Higher Education: Policy and Implementation Issues. The Internet and Higher Education, 18(7), 68 p.
Lafave, M.R., Katz, L., & Vaughan, N.D. (2013). Application of "Earl's Assessment as, Assessment for, and Assessment of Learning Model" with Orthopaedic Assessment Clinical Competence. Athletic Training Education Journal, 8(4), 109-114 (In Print).
Vaughan, N.D., & Lawrence, K. (2013). Investigating the Role of Mobile Devices in a Blended Pre-Service Teacher Education Program. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 43(3), 56-77 (In Print).
Vaughan, N.D., LeBlanc, A., Zimmer, J., Naested, I., Nickel, J., Sikora, S., Sterenberg, G., & O’Connor, K. (2013). In. (C. Dziuban, C. Graham, & A.G. Picciano, Eds.), Research Perspectives in Blended Learning. 711 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017: Routledge, Taylor and Francis.
Vaughan, N.D., Auger, N., Sacher, M., & Sacher, M. (2013). A blended approach to Canadian First Nations education: The Sunchild e-learning community. In. (L. Kyei-Blankson, & E. Ntuli, Eds.), Practical Applications in Blended Learning Environments: Experiences in K-20 Education (pp.261-279). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. (Status: In Print).
Garrison, D.R., Vaughan, N.D., & (2013). Institutional Change and Leadership Associated with Blended Learning Innovation: Two Case Studies. Internet and Higher Education, 18(7), 24-28.
Vaughan, N.D., Cleveland-Innes, M., & Garrison, D.R. (2013). Teaching in blended learning environments: Creating and sustaining communities of inquiry. Athabasca, Alberta: Athabasca University Press.
Vaughan, N.D., Auger, N., Sacher, M., & Sacher, M. (2012, November). A blended approach to Canadian First Nations education: The Sunchild e-learning community. In Brown, M. (Eds) Australasian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education - Annual Conference (Wellington, New Zealand). Australasian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education: Sydney, Australia. (In Print).
Vaughan, N.D. (2012, October). Investigating how digital technologies can support a triad-approach for student assessment in higher education. In Bastiaens, T. (Eds) E-LEARN 2012 - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education (Montreal, Quebec). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education: Chesapeake, VA. (In Print).
Vaughan, N.D., & Lawrence, K. (2012, October). Investigating the role of mobile devices in a pre-service teacher education program. In Bastiaens, T. (Eds) E-LEARN 2012 - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education (Montreal, Quebec). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education: Chesapeake, VA. (In Print).
Vaughan, N.D., Auger, N., Sacher, M., & Sacher, M. (2012, October). A blended approach to Canadian First Nations education: The Sunchild e-learning community. In Bastiaens, T. (Eds) E-LEARN 2012 - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education (Montreal, Quebec). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education: Chesapeake, VA. (In Print).
Vaughan, N.D. (2012, May 1). The impact of generational learning on training and education in the Canadian Forces. In. (J. Stouffer, Ed.), Canadian Forces training handbook. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Defence Academy Press. (Status: In Print).
Vaughan, N.D. (2012). Community of inquiry framework and student assessment in higher education. In. (Z. Akyol, & D.R. Garrison, Eds.), Educational communities of inquiry: Theoretical framework, research and practice. Hershey, PA: IGI Publications.
Vaughan, N.D., Nickle, T., Silovs, J., & Zimmer, J. (2011, November 1). Moving to their own beat: Exploring how students use Web 2.0 technologies to support group work outside of class. Journal of Interactive Online Learning (In Print).
Vaughan, N.D., Zimmer, J., & Villamar, F. (2011). Student Engagement and Interactive Technologies: What’s the Connection?. International Journal of Excellence in E-Learning, 4(1) (In Print).
Akyol, Z., Vaughan, N.D., & Garrison, D.R. (2011). The impact of course duration on the development of a community of inquiry. Interactive Learning Environments, 19(3), 231-246 (In Print).
Vaughan, N.D. (2010). A Blended Community of Inquiry Approach: Linking Student Engagement to Course Redesign. Internet and Higher Education, 13(1), 60-65.
Vaughan, N.D. (2010). Student Engagement and Web 2.0: What’s the Connection?. Education Canada, 50(2), 52-55.
Vaughan, N.D. (2010). Blended Learning. In. (M. Cleveland-Innes, & D.R. Garrison , Eds.), An Introduction to Distance Learning: Understanding Teaching and Learning in a New Era (pp.165-197). Milton Park, UK: Routledge Falmer.
Vaughan, N.D. (2010). Designing for a Blended Community of Inquiry. In. (T. Joutsenvirta, & L. Myyry , Eds.), Blended Learning in Finland (pp.11-29). Helsinki, Finland: University of Helsinki Press.
Power, M., & Vaughan, N.D. (2010). Redesigning online learning for international graduate seminar delivery. Journal of Distance Education, 24(2) (In Print).
Naested, I., Nickel, J., Sikora, S., & Vaughan, N.D. (2010). An Overview of Mount Royal University's Existing Field Experiences and Related Features that Enhance the Approved Bachelor of Education Program. In. (T. Falkenberg, & H. Smits , Eds.), Field experiences in the context of reform of Canadian teacher education programs (2 vols.). Winnipeg, MB: Faculty of Education of the University of Manitoba. (Status: In Print).
Vaughan, N.D., & Garrison, D.R. (2009). Designing Collaborative Communities of Inquiry and Web 2.0 Tools. In. (T.T. Kidd, Ed.), Wired for Learning: An Educator’s guide to Web 2.0. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Vaughan, N.D., & Garrison, D.R. (2008). Blended Learning in Higher Education. San Francisco: Jossey- Bass.
Vaughan, N.D. (2008). The use of wikis and weblogs to support deep approaches to learning. The University College of Fraser Valley Research Review, 1(3), 47-60.
Vaughan, N.D. (2007). Perspectives on Blended Learning in Higher Education. International Journal on E-Learning, 6(1), 81-94.
Vaughan, N.D., & Garrison, D.R. (2006). A Blended Faculty Community of Inquiry: Linking Leadership, Course Redesign and Evaluation. Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education, 32(2), 67-92.
Vaughan, N.D., & Garrison, D.R. (2006). How Blended Learning Can Support a Faculty Development Community of inquiry. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 10(4).
Vaughan, N.D. (2005). Investigating How a Blended Learning Approach can Support an Inquiry Process within a Faculty Learning Community. The Distance: Alberta Education and Training Association, Fall.
Vaughan, N.D., & Garrison, D.R. (2005). Creating Cognitive Presence in a Blended Faculty Development Community. Internet and Higher Education, 8(1), 1-12.
Vaughan, N.D. (2004). Technology in Support of Faculty Learning Communities. In. (M.D. Cox, & L. Richlin , Eds.), Building Faculty Learning Communities: New Directions for Teaching and Learning, No. 97 (pp.101-109). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Naested, I., Nickel, J., Sikora, S., & Vaughan, N.D.. The Professional Teacher Portfolio as Evidence: Integrating Ideas, Values and Praxis. In. (T. Falkenberg, & H. Smits, Eds.), The Question of Evidence in Research in Teacher Education in the Context of Teacher Education Program Review in Canada. Winnipeg, MB: Faculty of Education of the University of Manitoba. (Status: Accepted).
Vaughan, N.D., & Garrison, D.R.. Blended Learning. In. (S. Crichton, & G. Copps, Eds.), Technology Enabled Learning Environments. London, UK: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group. (Status: Accepted).
Vaughan, N.D., & Lawerence, K.. Implications of mobile devices in a blended B.Ed. program. In. (S. Keengwe, Ed.), Promoting Active Learning Through the Integration of Mobile and Ubiquitous Technologies. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. (Status: In Press).
Vaughan, N.D., & Prediger, S.. Fostering an inquiry-based approach to learning through the use of digital technologies. In. (M.L. Niess, & H. Gillow-Wiles, Eds.), Handbook of Research on Teacher Education in the Digital Age. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. (Status: In Press).
Vaughan, N.D.. Investigating the role of an inquiry-based approach to learning in a pre-service teacher education program. In. (J. Carfora, & P. Blessinger, Eds.), Inquiry-Based Learning for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: A Conceptual and Practical Resource for Educators. New York, NY: Emerald Group Publishing. (Status: In Press).
Vaughan, N.D.. Student assessment in a blended learning environment: A triad approach. In. (S. Koc, P. Wachira , & X. Liu, Eds.), Assessment in Online and Blended Learning Environments. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. (Status: In Press).
Conference Presentations
Vaughan, N. (2014, June). Fostering an inquiry-based approach to learning through the use of digital technologies. Presented at Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Annual Conference (Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario).
Vaughan, N., & LeBlanc, A. (2014, May). An inquiry-based approach to the integration of digital technologies in a pre-service teacher education program. Presented at Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Annual Conference (Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario).
Vaughan, N., Park, N., & Clampitt, K. (2014, May). To teach is to learn twice: Embedded online peer mentoring support in a first year education course. Presented at Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Annual Conference (Brock University, St. Catharine's, Ontario).
Vaughan, N., & Prediger, S. (2014, May). Fostering an inquiry-based approach to learning through the use of digital technologies. Presented at IDEAS: Rising to the challenge conference (Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Alberta).
Vaughan, N., & Park, N. (2014, May). To teach is to learn twice: Embedded online peer mentoring support in a first year education course. Presented at IDEAS: Rising to the challenge conference (Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Alberta).
Cloutier, D., Robertson, L., Ursenbach, L., Munroe, K., & Vaughan, N.D. (2014, May). Learner engagement perceptions in the virtual learning commons. Presented at IDEAS: Rising to the challenge conference (Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Alberta).
Vaughan, N.D., Wuetherick, B., Jeffs, C., & Matheos, K. (2014, April). Inspiring and Implementing Change Across the Institution. Presented at Dalhousie Conference on University Teaching and Learning (Halifax, Nova Scotia). (Role: Moderator).
Vaughan, N. (2014, April). The Effective Integration of Blended Learning in Courses and Programs. Presented at Dalhousie Conference on University Teaching and Learning (Halifax, Nova Scotia). (Role: Keynote Speaker).
Vaughan, N. (2014, April). Finding the sweet spot: ePortfolios Connecting personal, classroom, and field-based learning experiences. Presented at American Educational Research Assocation (AERA) Annual Conference (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).
Vaughan, N. (2014, April). An inquiry-based approach to the integration of digital technologies in a pre-service teacher education program. Presented at American Educational Research Assocation (AERA) Annual Conference (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).
Vaughan, N. (2014, March). Fostering an inquiry-based approach to learning through the use of digital technologies. Presented at 6th Annual Scholarship of Teaching and Engagement Conference (Utah Valley University).
Vaughan, N., Nocente, N., & Laferriere, T. (2013, June). Future directions in technology and teacher education - Invited Pre-Conference Session. Presented at Canadian Society for Studies in Education (University of Victoria).
Nickel, J., Zimmer, J., Vaughan, N., Sterenberg, G., & O'Connor, K. (2013, June). The Emergence of Professional Identity in Early Teacher Education. Presented at Canadian Society for Studies in Education Annual Conference (University of Victoria).
Sterenberg, G., O'Connor, K., Nickel, J., & Vaughan, N. (2013, June). Learning to Be: A Collaborative Self- study of Faculty Identities within a Community of Practice. Presented at Canadian Society for Studies in Education Annual Conference (University of Victoria).
Vaughan, N., Sacher, M., & Sacher, M. (2013, June). A blended approach to Canadian First Nations education: The Sunchild e-learning community. Presented at Canadian Society for Studies in Education Annual Conference (University of Victoria).
Vaughan, N., & LeBlanc, A. (2013, June). Finding the sweet spot: ePortfolios Connecting personal, classroom, and field-based learning experiences. Presented at Canadian Society for Studies in Education (University of Victoria).
Locke, J., Dyjur, P., MacLachlin, D., & Vaughan, N. (2013, May). Collaborating as an eLearning Team. Presented at Collaborating for Learning (University of Calgary).
Vaughan, N., & Flowers Samari, U. (2013, May). An inquiry-based approach to integrating digital technologies into the elementary education curriculum. Presented at Innovators, Designers & Researchers: Leading a New Knowledge Network Conference 2013 (University of Calgary).
Vaughan, N.D., & Lawrence, K. (2013, April). Investigating the Role of Mobile Devices in a Pre-Service Teacher Education Program. Presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference (San Francisco, California). American Educational Research Association: Washington, DC. (Accepted).
Sterenberg, G., Vaughan, N.D., O'Connor, K., & Nickel, J. (2013, April). Learning to Be: A Collaborative Self-study of Faculty Identities within a Community of Practice. Presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference (San Francisco, California). American Educational Research Association: Washington, DC. (Accepted).
Vaughan, N.D., & LeBlanc, A. (2013, April). To Be or Not To Be: Student and Faculty Perceptions of Engagement in The First Year of a Bachelor of Education Program. Presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference (San Francisco, California). American Educational Research Association: Washington, DC. (Accepted).
Naested, I., & Vaughan, N.D. (2013, April). The Visual Arts and The i-Generation: How do Students Benefit and Integrate Their Learning from Art and Computers in Education Courses. Presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference (San Francisco, California). American Educational Research Association: Washington, DC. (Accepted).
Vaughan, N. (2013, February). Student engagement and blended learning: Whats the connection?. Presented at 2013 Southwest Institute for Learning with Technology (Flagstaff, Arizona) (Accepted). (Role: Keynote Speaker).
Vaughan, N.D. (2012, November). To be or not to be? Student engagement and use of digital technologies in blended learning environments - Invited Speaker Session. Presented at Brown, M. (Eds) Australasian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education (Wellington, New Zealand). Australasian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education: Sydney, Australia. (In Print).
Vaughan, N.D. (2012, November). Student engagement and blended learning: What’s the connection?. Presented at EDUCAUSE Annual Conference (Denver, Colorado).
Vaughan, N.D. (2012, July). Designing for an Inquiry-Based Approach to Blended Learning, Invited Pre- Conference Workshop. Presented at 2012 Conference on ICT in Teaching and Learning (Hong Kong, China). (Role: Presenter).
Vaughan, N.D. (2012, July). Student Engagement and Web 2.0 in Blended Learning: What's the Connection?, Opening Keynote Session. Presented at 2012 Conference on ICT in Teaching and Learning (Hong Kong, China). (Role: Keynote Speaker).
Vaughan, N.D. (2012, June). Student Engagement and Blended Learning: What's the Connection?. Keynote session via Elluminate. Presented at 7th International Blended Learning Conference (University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, England). (Role: Keynote Speaker).
Vaughan, N.D. (2012, June). Student Engagement and Blended Learning: What's the Connection?, Opening Keynote Session. Presented at Research in Distance Education Symposium: Teaching and Learning in a Wired World (RIDES-12) (Edmonton, Alberta). (Role: Keynote Speaker).
Vaughan, N.D. (2012, May). The Visual Arts and the i-Generation. Presented at Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE) Annual Conference (Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario). (Role: Presenter).
Vaughan, N. (2012, May). The Role of Mobile Devices in Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs. Presented at Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE) Annual Conference (Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario). (Role: Presenter).
Vaughan, N.D., Nickel, J., Zimmer, J., Naested, I., & Sikora, S. (2012, May). To be or not to be? Student and Faculty Perceptions of Engagement in a B.Ed. Elementary Program. Presented at Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE) Annual Conference (Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario). (Role: Presenter).
Nickel, J., Vaughan, N.D., Zimmer, J., & Naested, I. (2012, May). The Emergence of Professional Identity in Early Teacher Education. Presented at Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE) Annual Conference (Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario). (Role: Presenter).
Vaughan, N.D. (2012, April). Designing for an Inquiry-Based Approach to Blended Learning, Featured Workshop. Presented at Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference (Milwaukee, Wisconsin). (Role: Presenter).
Vaughan, N.D. (2012, April). Investigating How Digital Technologies Can Support a Triad Approach for Student Assessment in Higher Education. Presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference (Vancouver, British Columbia). (Role: Presenter).
Akyol, Z., Garrison, D.R., & Vaughan, N.D. (2012, May). Metacognition Online: Development of a Questionnaire. Presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference (Vancouver, British Columbia). (Role: Presenter).
Vaughan, N., & Auger, N. (2012, February). Sunchild E-Learning Community Program Evaluation Study. Presented at Western Canada Association of Student Teachers (WestCAST) Annual Conference (University of Calgary). (Role: Presenter).
Vaughan, N., & Lawrence, K. (2012, February). The Role of Mobile Devices in Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs. Presented at Western Canada Association of Student Teachers (WestCAST) Annual Conference (University of Calgary, Alberta). (Role: Presenter).
Vaughan, N.D., & Lawrence, K. (2011, November). The Role of Mobile Devices in Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs. Presented at Mount Royal University Centennial Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Banff, Alberta) (Accepted).
Vaughan, N. (2011, August). Designing and Implementing Blended Learning Environments. Presented at Advanced Broadband Enabled Learning (ABEL) Summer Institute (York University, Ontario). (Role: Presenter).
Vaughan, N. (2011, August). Student Engagement and Web 2.0 in Blended Learning Environments. Presented at Advanced Broadband Enabled Learning (ABEL) Summer Institute (York University, Ontario). (Role: Keynote Speaker).
Vaughan, N.D. (2011, June). Blended Learning in Higher Education: Promises and Pitfalls. Presented at Teaching and Learning to the Power of Technology Conference (University of Saskatchewan). (Role: Keynote Speaker).
Vaughan, N.D. (2011, June). Blended Learning in Higher Education: Promises and Pitfalls. Presented at Lilly Conference on College & University Teaching (Washington, D.C). (Role: Keynote Speaker).
Akyol, Z., Garrison, D.R., & Vaughan, N. (2011, May). The Development of a Metacognition Questionnaire in the Context of Online and Blended Communities of Inquiry. Presented at Canadian Society for Studies in Higher Education (Fredericton, New Brunswick) (Accepted). (Role: Presenter).
Nickel, J., Naested, I., Vaughan, N.D., Sikora, S., McLennan, A., & Grimstead, C. (2011, May). Portfolios for Self-Assessment. Presented at Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE) Annual Conference (University of New Brunswick). (Role: Presenter).
Vaughan, N.D., & Lawrence, K. (2011, May). Moving to their Own Beat: Exploring How Students Use Web 2.0 Technologies to Support Group Work, outside of class time. Presented at Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE) Annual Conference (University of New Brunswick). (Role: Presenter).
Vaughan, N.D., Nickel, J., Naested, I., & Lawrence, K. (2011, May). What is the Impact of Student Participation in an Undergraduate Student Society?. Presented at Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE) Annual Conference (University of New Brunswick). (Role: Presenter).
Vaughan, N.D. (2011, May). Blended Learning in Higher Education: Promises and Pitfalls. Presented at Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference (University of Maryland, Maryland). (Role: Keynote Speaker).
Vaughan, N.D., Nickle, T., Silovs, J., & Zimmer, J. (2011, April). Moving to Their Own Beat: Exploring How Students Use Web 2.0 Technologies to Support Group Work, Outside of Class Time. Presented at American Education Research Association Annual Conference (New Orleans, Louisiana). (Role: Presenter).
Vaughan, N.D., Lessard, S., & Campbell, H. (2011, February). What is the impact of student participation in an undergraduate student society?. Presented at WestCAST 2011 Conference (University of Brandon). (Role: Presenter).
Vaughan, N.D., Nickle, T., Silovs, J., & Zimmer, J. (2010, November). Moving to Their Own Beat: Exploring How Students Use Web 2.0 Technologies to Support Group Work, Outside of Class Session. Presented at Mount Royal University Centennial Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Banff, Alberta. (Role: Presenter).
Vaughan, N. (2010, November). Systematic Scholarly Inquiry Using Blended Learning Technologies and New Media. Presented at Mount Royal University Centennial Symposium on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Mount Royal University). (Role: Presenter).
Swan, K., Ice, P., Dringus, L., Shea, P., Burgess, M., Nagel, L., Rubin, B., & Vaughan, N.D. (2010, November). The Community of Inquiry Frameworks Ten Years Later. Presented at Featured Panel Presentation for the 16th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning, Orlando, Florida. (Role: Presenter).
Vaughan, N.D. (2010, November). Teaching Presence: Creating and sustaining communities of inquiry in blended and online environments. Presented at Featured plenary session for the 16th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning, Orlando, Florida. (Role: Presenter).
Niemiec, M., Cavanagh, T., Dziuban, C., Hartman, J.L., Joosten, T., Laster, S., Moskal, P., Otte, G., Picciano, A., Swan, K., Vignare, K., & Vaughan, N.D. (2010, November). Blended Learning: Frameworks, Models, and Big Issues. Presented at Pre-conference workshop for the 16th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning, Orlando, Florida. (Role: Presenter).
Vaughan, N.D. (2010, October). Design and implementation in blended environments: Maintaining high levels of student learning while increasing flexibility. Presented at Opening keynote session for Canada's Collaboration for Online Higher Education and Research (COHERE) Conference on Blended Learning: Ensuring Quality and Cost Effectiveness (Toronto, Ontario). (Role: Keynote Speaker).
Vaughan, N.D., & Garrison, D.R. (2010, September). Teaching Presence: Creating and sustaining communities of inquiry in blended and online environments. Presented at Keynote webinar session for the Blended Learning: The 21st Century Learning Environment, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Online Focus Session. (Role: Keynote Speaker).
Vaughan, N.D., & Clevland-Innes, M. (2010, June). Teaching Presence: Creating and sustaining communities of inquiry in blended and online environments. Presented at International Conference on Blended Learning (University of Hertfordshire, Herts, UK). (Role: Presenter).
Vaughan, N.D. (2010, May). Investigating Pre-Service Teachers’ Development of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) in an Introductory Educational Technology Course. Presented at Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE) Annual Conference (Montreal). (Role: Presenter).
Naested, I., Vaughan, N., Sikora, S., Nickel, J., & McLennan, A. (2010, May). Six Degrees of Integration: A Description and Analysis of Mount Royal University’s Current and Proposed Bachelor of Education Program. Presented at Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE) Annual Conference (Montreal). (Role: Presenter).
Vaughan, N.D. (2010, May). How Can Students Improve Their Academic Course Work Through the Use of Interactive Learning Technologies?. Presented at Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE) Annual Conference (Montreal). (Role: Presenter).
Vaughan, N. (2010, April). Technology Applications, Knowledge, and Strategies - Roundtable Session. Presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference (Denver). (Role: Moderator).
Saint-Jacques, A., Power, M., & Vaughan, N.D. (2010, April). Revisiting the Graduate Seminar Through Blended Online Learning. Presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference (Denver). (Role: Presenter).
Vaughan, N.D., & Zimmer, J. (2010, April). Exploring the Connection Between Student Engagement and Technology-Enhanced Assessment Practices. Presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference (Denver). (Role: Presenter).
Vaughan, N.D. (2010, April). Student Assessment in Blended Learning Environments: Using the Community of Inquiry Framework for Design and Implementation. Presented at Sloan Blended Learning Conference (Chicago). (Role: Keynote Speaker).
Vaughan, N.D. (2009, December). Designing Blended Learning Courses for the Needs of Diverse Learners. Presented at Academic Impressions Conference on Instructional Strategies for Blended and Online Learning, Scottsdale, Arizona. (Role: Keynote Speaker).
Vaughan, N.D. (2009, December). The Role of a Successful Blended/Online Instructor. Presented at Impressions Conference on Instructional Strategies for Blended and Online Learning, Scottsdale, Arizona. (Role: Keynote Speaker).
Vaughan, N.D. (2009, December). Student Engagement and Web 2.0: What's the Connection?. Presented at Academic Impressions Conference on Instructional Strategies for Blended and Online Learning, Scottsdale, Arizona. (Role: Keynote Speaker).
Power, M., & Vaughan, N. (2009, October). Graduate studies without borders: designing the virtual graduate seminar. Presented at E-LEARN 2009 - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education (Vancouver). (Role: Presenter).
Vaughan, N.D. (2009, October). Exploring the Dynamics of a Blended Learning Experience: Is Blended Learning Transforming Higher Education. Presented at E-LEARN 2009 - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education (Vancouver). (Role: Keynote Speaker).
Barkley, E.F., Vaughan, N.D., Matthews, K.E., & Moron-Garcia, S. (2009, October). Terms of Engagement: Four Countries, Four Courses, Four Commentaries. Presented at International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annual Conference (Bloomington). (Role: Presenter).
Vaughan, N.D., & Zimmer, J. (2009, October). Student Engagement and Interactive Learning Technologies: What’s the Connection?. Presented at International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annual Conference (Bloomington). (Role: Presenter).
Vaughan, N.D. (2009, October). Student and Faculty Perceptions of Self, Peer and Instructor Assessment Practices. Presented at International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annual Conference (Bloomington). (Role: Presenter).
Gale, R., Poole, G., Simmons, N., Vaughan, N.D., & Randall, N. (2009, October). Canadian Contexts for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Presented at International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annual Conference (Bloomington). (Role: Presenter).
Vaughan, N., & Power, M. (2009, June). Blended Online Learning Design (BOLD) Research Initiative. Presented at International Conference on Blended Learning (University of Hertfordshire, Hertz, UK). (Role: Presenter).
Professional Designations
Certificate in Academic Leadership, 2003. Alberta Academy for Leadership Training and Development Chairs Academy.
Educational Institution Employment
Professor, Education and Schooling, Mount Royal University (Main Campus), Canada, 2012, February 1 - Present (Full Time).
Associate Professor, Department of Education and Schooling, Mount Royal University, Canada, 2007 (Full Time). Tenure achieved: 2010, December 1.
Instructor, Teaching and learning Centre, University of Calgary, 2005 - 2007.
Educational Technology Coordinator, Academic Development Centre, Mount Royal University (Calgary, Alberta Campus), Canada, 2002, August 15 - 2005, January 15 (Full Time).
Manager, Academic Development Centre, Mount Royal College, 2001 - 2002.
Instructional Design Coordinator, Academic Development Centre, Mount Royal University (Calgary, Alberta Campus), Canada, 1996, August 15 - 2001, August 15 (Full Time).
Associate Faculty, Masters of Leadership and Training (MALT) & Masters of Distributed Learning (MADL) Programs, Royal Roads University, 2002 - 2010.
Facilitator, Adult Education Seminar Series, Mount Royal College, 2001 - 2011.
Curriculum Coordinator, Pancanadian Educational Technology Summer Institute, Calgary, Mount Royal College, 1998 - 2002.
Sessional Instructor, Mount Royal College, 1998 - 2007.
Sessional Instructor, University of Calgary, 1997 - Present.
Courses Taught
2014, January - 2014, April EDER679.20 "Blended Learning" at University of Calgary. Level: Graduate. Students: 25. Credits: 3. Hours: Lecture: 3.
2013, January 9 - 2013, April 10 EDER679.20 "Blended Learning" (L3) at University of Calgary. Level: Graduate. Students: 25. Credits: 3. Hours: Lecture: 3.
2011, September 9 - 2011, December 16 EDER679.20 "Blended Learning" at University of Calgary. Level: Graduate. Students: 20. Hours: Lecture: 3.
2010 EDER677 "Graduate Course in Distributed Learning" at University of Calgary.
2008 EDER697.020 "Graduate Course in Blended Learning" at University of Calgary.
2007 EDER679.20 "Graduate Course in Blended Learning" at University of Calgary.
Course Development
2013, September 1 "EDUC 3323 – The Learner: Effective Assessment - Measurement and Evaluation". New 3rd year in our MRU B.Ed. Program - Course Development. With Nickel, J.
2010 "EDUC1233 - The Teacher: Professional Dimensions II". Creation of a Master Teacher Blackboard site for the EDUC1233 course.
2007 "EDUC 1231, Introduction to Teaching 1: Theory". Course Redesign.
Coordination
(2009 - 2011). Coordination of the EDUC1231 and EDUC1233 courses.
Research-based Degree
2011, June 1 - 2012, June 1. Gould, Brian. Type: M.A. in Learning and Technology (Completed) at Royal Roads University. Role: Thesis Supervisor. Thesis Title: "In whay way does providing digitally-recorded audio feedback to learner's effect teaching presence, social presence, and cognitive presence in a blended learning environment?".
2007. Lafave, Mark. Type: Ph.D. at University of Calgary, Kinesiology. Role: Supervisor. Thesis Title: "Design, Development and Evaluation of the Standardized Othopedic Assessment Tool with Athletic Therapy Staff and Students".
2007. Stephenson, Lance. Type: M.A. at Royal Roads University. Role: Supervisor. Thesis Title: "How Can The Use Of Pre-Hospital Procedural Checklists Impact Patient Care In A Traditional Paramedic Culture?".
2007. Burchnall, Shelly. Type: M.A. at Royal Roads University. Role: Supervisor. Thesis Title: "Embracing Change Within The Employment Standards Branch Of The Provincial Government Of British Columbia".
2007. Heath Ansley, Bevin. Type: M.A. at Royal Roads University. Role: Supervisor. Thesis Title: "The 'Right Attitude': What is it and how does it affect Kwantlen University College students in obtaining employment?".
2007 - 2011. Welch, Janet. at University of Phoenix, Educational Leadership. Role: Thesis Committee Member.
2006. Burdon, Laurie. Type: M.A. at Royal Roads University. Role: Supervisor. Thesis Title: "Training and Professional Development in Museums: Towards an Online Community of Practice".
2006. Vendramin, Antonio. Type: M.A. at Royal Roads University. Role: Supervisor. Thesis Title: "Investigating The Impact Of Computer-Based Collaboration On Elementary Students' Writing At Frost Road Elementary".
2005. Caines, Maisie. Type: M.A. at Royal Roads University. Role: Supervisor. Thesis Title: "Modeling Constuctivist Learning Principles In An Online Webct Faculty Training Program".
2004. Poole, Nancy. Type: M.A. at Royal Roads University. Role: Supervisor. Thesis Title: "Building A Virtual Community On Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research".
2004. Severson, Amy. Type: M.A. at Royal Roads University. Role: Supervisor.
Course-based Degree
2014, January - 2014, April. Cloutier, David. Type: B.Ed. (In Progress) at Mount Royal University, Department of Education and Schooling. Role: Directed Study Supervisor.
2012, September 5 - 2012, December 10. LeBlanc, Allana. Type: B.Ed. in Education (In Progress) at Mount Royal University. Role: Directed Study Supervisor.
2012, January 1 - 2012, April 30. Auger, Neepin. Type: B.Ed. in Education (In Progress) at Mount Royal University. Role: Directed Study Supervisor.
2011, August 15 - 2012, December 16. Lawrence, Kimberley. Type: B.A. in Psychology (Completed) at Mount Royal University. Role: Directed Study Supervisor.
2011, January 5. Wilson, Alysa-Rae. Type: B.A. in English (Completed) at Mount Royal University. Role: Directed Study Supervisor.
Grants
2010 - 2011 MRU: Internal Research Grant, "How do students use collaborative technologies to support group work, outside of class time?". $4,000 (Role: Principal Investigator). Other Investigators: Nickel, T., Silovs, J.
2008 - 2010 MRU: Internal Research Grant Fund, "Student Engagement and Interactive Learning Technologies: What’s the connection?". $5,000 (Role: Principal Investigator). Other Investigators: Zimmer, J., Villamar, F.
2007 - 2009 Mount Royal University: Internal Research Grant Fund, "Blended Online Learning Design (BOLD) in Higher Education". $5,000 (Role: Principal Investigator). Other Investigators: Power, M.
2007 Mount Royal University, Office of Research Services, "The Role of Educational Technology in Canadian Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs". $1,500. Type: Grant-Competitive (Role: Principal Investigator).
2007 Mount Royal University, Office of Research Services, "Course Redesign of EDUC2231 - Introduction to Teaching 1: Theory". CAD1,500. Type: Grant-Non-Competitive (Role: Principal Investigator).
Contracts
2011, July 1 - 2012, March 1 University of Texas - San Antonio, "Transforming Undergraduate Education to Promote Significant Learning in the History and Biology Survey Course Evaluation Report". Type: Competitive (Role: Principal Investigator).
2011, August 1 - 2012, April 30 Sunchild E-Learning Community, "Aboriginal Student Engagement and High School Completion". Type: Non-Competitive (Role: Principal Investigator).
2010, January 1 Canadian Armed Forces, "Canadian Forces Learner Profile: A Critical Literature Review". Type: Competitive (Role: Principal Investigator).
Book Reviews
(2012). Blended Learning: Across the Disciplines, Across the Academy Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology, 1 (2), 59-61.
(2009). [Review of the book Review of Distance and Blended Learning in Asia] Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 35 (2).
Research Presentations
2010, May. "Getting Published: Over the Net", Nonprofit Research Forum Series #5, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta.
1999. "Impact of web based course development tool on approaches to teaching and learning from a student and faculty perspective study", Mount Royal College.
Posters
Vaughan, N.D., Auger, N., Sacher, M., & Sacher, M. (2013, April). A Blended Approach to Canadian First Nations Education: The Sunchild E-Learning Community. Presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference (San Francisco, California).
Consulting/Advising Activities
2013, April - 2013, July. External Facilitator for York University's eLearning Seminar for Saudi Arabian Faculty, for York University. (Type: University).
2013, January 1. External Consultant - Online Teaching Certificate, for Epigeum. (Type: Private Sector).
2012, July. External Consultant, for Open University of Hong Kong, Teaching and Learning Centre. (Type: University).
2011, May 1 - 2012, March 1. External Consultant/Evaluator for the Sunchild E-Learning Community Program, for Sunchild E-Learning Community. (Type: Not For Profit).
2011, June 15 - 2012, March 1. External Consultant/Evaluator for the University of Texas, San Antonio;s Blended Learning Initiative, for University of Texas, San Antonio. (Type: University).
2011, August 15 - 2011, December 15. External Consultant for York University's Blended Learning Initiative, for York University. (Type: University).
2010. Faculty Advisor for the Education Undergraduate Society (EUS).
2009 - 2010. The Impact of Generational Learning on Training and Education in the Canadian Forces – Literature Review, for Canadian Military.
Event Participation
2014, May 21. Capstone course workshop with Mick Healey. (Workshop).
2014, May 21. Inquiry-based learning with Mick Healey. (Workshop).
2014, March 4. Calgary Board of Education - Maker Movement Workshop. (Workshop).
2014, November 28. Mistakis Institute Workshop for MRU. (Workshop).
2013, October 24. Me to We Day Volunteer - Calgary Saddledome. (Other).
2013, April. President of the Canadian Social Studies and Humanities Research Council - Opportunities for Undergraduate Research. (Seminar).
2013, February. Amanda Lindhout - Finding your Inner Voice and Inner Strength. (Seminar).
2013, February. Bob McDonald - CBC Quirks and Quarks - Importance of Science Education. (Workshop).
2012, September 25. Finding the Sweet Spot - Stephen Kemmis - University of Calgary. (Seminar).
2012, April. Dr. Roger Schank - Learning Sciences - University of Calgary. (Seminar).
2012, April. MRU Assessment Workshop - Dr. Linda Suskie. (Workshop).
2011, November. CIBC Education Scholarship Award and Presentation Ceremony. (Other).
2011, November. Faculty of Teaching and Learning - Education Awards Ceremony. (Other).
2012, October. Sharon Friesen, Research Talk, University of Calgary. (Seminar).
2011. Triad Member with Todd Nickle, Jim Silovs, Julie Wieble.
2011, September. MRU Service Learning Workshop. (Workshop).
2011, August. MRU Service Learning Workshop. (Workshop).
2011, February. Alberta Initiative for School Improvement (AISI) Annual Conference, Edmonton, Alberta. (Conference).
2010, November. Critical Writing Workshop, Foothills Academy, Calgary, Alberta. (Workshop).
2010, October. The Role of Research in Teaching at Mount Royal University - Mount Royal Faculty Association PD Breakfast. (Workshop).
2010, August. Assessment Workshop by Peggy Maki (sponsored by the MRU Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. (Workshop).
2010, April. Mount Royal SoTL in Progress Session: Alex Bruton on the Scholarship of Teaching Entrepreneurship. (Workshop).
2010, February. International Symposium On School and System Improvement, Edmonton, Alberta. (Conference).
2010, January. Flashlight Assessment Tool: Migration to version 2.0 - Pattie Mascaro, ADC. (Workshop).
2010, January. Mount Royal SoTL in Progress Session: Miriam Carey on student journaling. (Workshop).
2010, January. Mount Royal SoTL in Progress Session: Ron MacDonald on online discussion forums. (Workshop).
2010, January. Harvard Assessment Seminar - Richard Light. (Workshop).
2009, November. MRU Library Resources Workshop for the Faculty of Teaching & Learning - Pearl Herscovitch. (Workshop).
2009, November. Canadian Association of Teacher Education (CATE) Working Conference on Pre-Service Teacher Field Experiences, Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Conference).
2009, November. Mount Royal University Open House. (Other).
2009, September. MRU Ethics Workshop - Dr. Sean Maw. (Workshop).
2009, September. Orientation Program for the MRU Education Students. (Other).
2009, August. So What is Good Teaching and How Can We Promote More of It? - Dr. Dee Fink. (Workshop).
2009, August. The Joy and Responsibility of Teaching Well - Dr. Dee Fink. (Workshop).
Membership in Scholarly Societies or Other Organizations
2005  Sloan Consortium - Member of the Advisory Board on Access.
 American Education Research Association.
 Canadian Society for Studies in Education.
 Canadian Association of Teacher Education.
2010  Canada's Collaboration for Online Higher Education and Research (COHERE), Co-Chair of Research Committee.
2009  American Education Research Association (AERA), Reviewer for the annual conference: paper submissions for the Technology as an Agent of Change for Teaching and Learning (TACTL) and Online Learning and Teaching (OLT) - Special Interest Groups.
2007 - 2009  Canadian Network for the Innovation in Education (CNIE), Research Director.
 Alberta Distance Education and Training Association.
 Canadian Network for Innovation in Education.
 International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning.
 Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
Committee Memberships
2012, September Tenure and Promotion Committee - Department of Education & Schooling, Mount Royal University (Committee Type: Department). Role: Member.
2013, March UTPC Sub-Committee on Teaching Effectiveness, Mount Royal University (Committee Type: University). Role: Member.
2011, August Education & Schooling External Advisory Committee, Mount Royal University (Committee Type: Department). Role: Member. Alternate Departmental Committee Member.
2012, January Full Time Hiring Committee, Mount Royal University (Committee Type: Department). Role: Member.
2012, March 1 Faculty of Teaching and Learning Scholar's Council, Mount Royal University (Committee Type: Faculty). Role: Member.
2011, August 15 University Tenure and Promotion Committee, Mount Royal University (Committee Type: University). Role: Member.
2011 Tenure & Promotion Committee - Academic Development Centre, Mount Royal University (Committee Type: Faculty). Role: Member.
2011, May 1 Faculty of Teaching and Learning - Strategic Directions Committee, Mount Royal University (Committee Type: Faculty). Role: Member.
2012, March 1 MRU National Teaching Awards Committee, Mount Royal University, Department of General Education (Committee Type: University). Role: Member.
2009 Faculty of Teaching and Learning - Curriculum Committee (Committee Type: Faculty). Role: Member.
2011 Faculty of Teaching and Learning - Strategic Directions Committee (Committee Type: Faculty). Role: Member.
2008 Faculty of Teaching and Learning - Part-Time Hiring Committee (Committee Type: Faculty). Role: Member.
2010 Distinguished Faculty Awards Committee (Committee Type: University). Role: Member.
2008 Faculty of Teaching and Learning Council (Committee Type: Faculty). Role: Member.
2009 - 2012, June 30 MRU Assessment Seminar (Committee Type: University). Role: Member.
2009 Faculty of Teaching and Learning - Sub-Committee on Teaching Criteria for Academic Rank at MRU (Committee Type: Faculty). Role: Member.
2011 PetroCanada Young Innovator Award Committee, Mount Royal University (Committee Type: University). Role: Member. Review applications and help decide an Award winner for 2011.
2010 - 2011 Scholarship Review Committee (Committee Type: University). Role: Member.
2008 - 2011 Research and Scholarship Advisory Committee (Committee Type: University). Role: Member.
2008 - 2011 Faculty of Teaching and Learning - Faculty Development Committee (Committee Type: Faculty). Role: Member.
2010 Undergraduate Student Research Committee (Committee Type: University). Role: Member.
2009 Sub-Committee on Cloud Computing for the Strategic Technology Advisory Council(STAC) (Committee Type: University). Role: Member.
2009 - 2010 Teaching Awards Committee (Committee Type: University). Role: Member.
Offices Held
2013, January 1 Chair of the External Collaboration Committee, Calgary Science School Board.
2011, September 1 Chair of the Research and Innovation Committee, Calgary Science School Board.
2008 Vice Chair of the Facilities Committee and Vice Chair of the External Collaboration Committee, Calgary Science School Board.
Event Administration Activities
2012, September. Program Committee Member for the Action Research Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference. Type: Conference.
2011. Program Committee Member for the Online Learning and Teaching (OLT) Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association Annual Conference. Type: Conference.
2010. Program Committee Member for the Technology as an Agent of Change for Teaching and Learning (TACTL) Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association Annual Conference. Type: Conference.
2013, September. Program Chair for the Technology and Teacher Education (TATE) Special Interest Group, Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE) Annual Conference,. Type: Conference.
2011, August 15 - 2012, February 15. Committee Member, Alberta Council for Environmental Education - Professional Development Workshop. Type: Workshop.
2009. Program Committee Member, Canada's Collaboration for Online Higher Education Research (COHERE) Annual Conference. Type: Conference.
2010. Program Committee Member - Workshop Coordinator, Sloan-C: International Conference on Online Learning, Orlando, Florida. Type: Conference.
2009. Program Committee Member, Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference. Type: Conference.
2009. Program Committee Member, International Conference on Blended Learning, University of Hertfordshire, Hertz, United Kingdom. Type: Conference.
2009. Publications and Promotion Committee Member, International Conference for Information & Communication Technology in Education (ICICTE), Greece. Type: Conference.
2009, October. Program Review Member, SoTL Commons Conference, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.
2009 - 2010. Program Committee Member for the Technology and Teacher Education (TATE) Special Interest Group, Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE) Annual Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.
2009 - 2010. Program Committee Member, Canadian eLearning Conference, Edmonton, Alberta.
2009 - 2010. Program Committee Member for the Technology as an Agent of Change for Learning (TACL) Special Interest Group, American Education Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado.
Editorial Activities
2013, January 1 MOOCs: Editorial Board.
2013, January 1 Journal of Interactive Online Learning: Editorial Board.
2011, July 1 Journal of Distance Education: Editorial Board.
2010 Journal of Information Literacy: Editorial Board.
2009 International Journal of Excellence in e-Learning: Editorial Board.
2008 Journal on Centers for Teaching and Learning: Editorial Board.
2008 Learning Communities Journal: Editorial Board.
2008 International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning: Associate Editor.
2006 Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology: Editorial Board.
2009 Computers and Education Journal: Reviewer.
2005 Internet and Higher Education: Reviewer.
2005 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning: Reviewer.
2005 - 2008 Journal on Excellence in College Teaching: Editorial Board.
Graduate Examination Activities
2014, April 24 Student: Kiu Yeung, S. Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University. Role: PhD Oral Exam.
2014, April 17 Student: Strand, R. Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University. Role: Examiner.
2013, December 3 Student: Harasym, P. Werlund School of Education, University of Calgary. Role: PhD Oral Exam.
2013, December 3 Student: Wolski, K. Werlund School of Education, University of Calgary. Role: PhD Oral Exam.
2013, September 5 Student: Lai-Kit Yuen, C. Education, University of Calgary. Role: PhD Oral Exam.
Other Assessment Activities
2013, August 1 - 2013, September 1. External reviewer for Dr. Beth Rubin's application for Associate Professor. Institution: Education, DePaul University.
2013, August 1 - 2013, September 1. External reviewer for Dr. Scott Day's application for Professor. Institution: Education, University of Illinois.
Non-Research Presentations
2014, May. "WAVELENGTHS: The undergraduate research spectrum at MRU". Presented at Mount Royal University Faculty Association Retreat, Delta Lodge, Kanaskasis Country, Alberta. Co-presenters: Platts, R., Niergarth, K., Cameron, J.L.
2014, May. "Teaching in blended learning environments: Creating and sustaining communities of inquiry". Presented at Canadian Inititiatve for Distance Education Research (CIDER) Webinar, Athabasca University, Alberta. Invited Speaker. Co-presenters: Garrison, D.R., Cleveland-Innes, M.
2014, May. "Fostering an inquiry-based approach to learning through the use of digital technologies". Presented at Mount Royal University eLearning Symposium, Calgary, Alberta. Keynote Speaker. Co-presenter: Prediger, S.
2014, April. "Best Practices to Support Professors in Designing Blended Courses". Presented at Workshop for Teaching and Learning Support Services, University of Ottawa. Invited Speaker.
2014, April. "Best Practices to Design Blended Courses". Presented at Workshop for Teaching and Learning Support Services, University of Ottawa. Invited Speaker.
2014, April. "Promoting Blended Learning". Presented at Workshop for Teaching and Learning Support Services, University of Ottawa. Invited Speaker.
2014, March. "Student Engagement and Web 2.0 in Blended Learning: What's the Connection?". Presented at David O. McKay School of Education - Distinguished Lecture Series, Brigham Young University, Utah. Invited Speaker.
2014, March. "Finding the sweet spot: ePortfolios Connecting personal, classroom, and field-based learning experiences". Presented at Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Exchange, Mount Royal University. Invited Speaker. Co-presenters: Li, C., Rushkin, B.
2014, February. "Context of Faculty Development". Presented at Academic Impressions Conference Faculty Development in Blended and Online Learning, Boston, Massachusetts. Invited Speaker.
2014, February. "Pedagogy in Online Instruction". Presented at Academic Impressions Conference Faculty Development in Blended and Online Learning, Boston, Massachusetts. Invited Speaker.
2014, February. "Faculty Engagement and Buy-In". Presented at Academic Impressions Conference Faculty Development in Blended and Online Learning, Boston, Massachusetts. Invited Speaker.
2013, November. "MOOCs On Trial: A collaborative forum with Mount Royal University faculty and students". Presented at Faculty of Arts Symposium, Mount Royal University. Invited Speaker. Co-presenters: Banting, S., MacRae, S., Pardo, P.
2013, November. "Teaching back to the future: remagining the classroom experience". Presented at Rethinking higher education: Beyond the buzzwords, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario. Invited Speaker. Co-presenters: Herteis, E., Mintz, S., Joordens, S.
2013, November. "Designing for an Inquiry-Based Approach to Blended Learning". Presented at Technologies and Pedagogies: Blended Learning Conference, King's College, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. Invited Speaker.
2013, November. "Student Engagement and Web 2.0 in Blended Learning: What's the Connection?". Presented at Technologies and Pedagogies: Blended Learning Conference, King's College, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. Keynote Speaker.
2013, September. "Designing for an Inquiry-Based Approach to Blended Learning". Presented at Teaching Innovation Week, Singapore Management University, Singapore. Invited Speaker.
2013, September. "Student Engagement and Web 2.0 in Blended Learning: What's the Connection?". Presented at Teaching Innovation Week, Singapore Management University, Singapore. Keynote Speaker.
2013, May. "To be or not to be? Student engagement and use of digital technologies in blended and online learning environments". Presented to Faculty of Human and Social Development. Presented at University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia. Invited Speaker.
2013, May. "Quality matters in blended learning: Being more than together and more than apart". Presented to University of Victoria Faculty. Presented at University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia. Invited Speaker.
2013, May. "Promotion to Full Professor at MRU: Problems and Prospects". Presented at Mount Royal University Faculty Spring Retreat, Delta Lodge, Kananaskis Country, Alberta. Co-presenters: Pettit, J., Nickel , T., Naested, I., Cox, J., Calvert, V.
2013, February. "Student Engagement and Blended Learning: What's the Connection?". Presented at Wiley Faculty Network Workshop, Toronto, Ontario. Keynote Speaker.
2012, December. "Instructional Strategies for Blended Learning". Presented at Academic Impressions Webinar Session. Keynote Speaker.
2012, November. "Student engagement and blended learning: Whats the connection?". Presented at Teaching with Technology Community (Webinar), Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland. Keynote Speaker.
2012, August. "Designing for an Inquiry-Based Approach to Blended Learning". Presented at North Island College, Vancouver Island, Canada. Invited Speaker.
2012, August. "Student Engagement and Web 2.0 in Blended Learning: What's the Connection?". Presented at North Island College, Vancouver Island, Canada. Keynote Speaker.
2012, February. "The Role of Mobile Devices in Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs". Presented to Mount Royal University's Teaching, Learning, and Technology Roundtable (TLTR), Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2012, May. "Student Engagement and Blended Learning: What's the Connection?". Presented at Invited Faculty Development Webinar, Northwestern College, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Invited Speaker.
2012, March. "Student Engagement and Blended Learning: What's the Connection?". Presented at Invited Faculty Development Workshop, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Invited Speaker. Co-presenter: Zimmer, J.
2012, February. "esigning for an Inquiry-Based Approach to Blended Learning". Presented at Invited Faculty Development Workshop, University of Texas at San Antonio. Invited Speaker.
2012, January. "Blended Learning in Higher Education: Promises and Perils". Presented at Invited Faculty Development Webinar, Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2012, January. "Student Engagement and Blended Learning: What's the Connection?". Presented at Invited Faculty Development Webinar, Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, Ohio. Keynote Speaker.
2011, September. "Student Engagement and Web 2.0 in Blended Learning", Webinar for Academic Impressions, Denver, Colorado.
2011, September. "New Trends in eLeanrning". Presented to King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Keynote Speaker.
2011, September. "Mobile Learning Trends in Higher Education". Presented to King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Invited Speaker.
2011, September. "Student Assessment in Blended and Mobile Learning Environments". Presented to King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Invited Speaker.
2011, August. "Designing for an Inquiry-Based Approach to Blended Learning". Presented at Faculty Development Day, York University, Toronto, Ontario. Keynote Speaker.
2011, August. "Designing and Implementing Blended Learning Environments". Presented at Advanced Broadband Enabled Learning (ABEL) Summer Institute, York University, Toronto, Ontario. Invited Speaker.
2011, August. "Student Engagement and Web 2.0 in Blended Learning Environments". Presented at Advanced Broadband Enabled Learning (ABEL) Summer Institute, York University, Toronto, Ontario. Keynote Speaker.
2011, August. "The Roles of a Successful Instructor in a Technology Enhanced Learning Environment". Presented to Southeastern Technical Institute, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Invited Speaker.
2011, August. "Designing for Technology Enhanced Learning Environments". Presented to Southeastern Technical Institute, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Invited Speaker.
2011, August. "Student Engagement and Technology Enhanced Learning: What's the Connection?". Presented to Southeast Technical Institute, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Keynote Speaker.
2011, May. "Teaching Presence: Creating and sustaining communities of inquiry in blended learning environments". Presented at Northwestern College, Minnesota, Webinar. Keynote Speaker.
2011, May. "Mobile learning trends in higher education". Presented to Mount Royal Faculty Association Spring Retreat, Delta Lodge, Kananaskis Country, Alberta.
2011, May. "Impact of digital technologies on students’ writing skills in higher education". Presented to Mount Royal Faculty Association Spring Retreat, Delta Lodge. Kananaskis Country, Alberta. Co-presenter: Wilson, A.
2011, May. "Student Engagement, Web 2.0, and Blended Learning: What’s the Connection?". Presented to Keynote Session, eLearning and Educational Technologies, Connections 2011 Conference, Mohawk College, Hamilton, Ontario. Keynote Speaker.
2011, May. "Designing for an Inquiry-Based Approach to Blended Learning". Presented to Invited Workshop, eLearning and Educational Technologies, Connections 2011 Conference, Hamilton, Ontario. Invited Speaker.
2011, March. "Managing Faculty in Online and Blended Learning Environments". Presented to DeVry University’s Delivering Online and Blended Education Conference, Calgary, Alberta. Keynote Speaker.
2011, March. "Student Engagement, Web 2.0, and Blended Learning: What’s the Connection?". Presented to Presidential Address, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Keynote Speaker.
2011, March. "Designing for an Inquiry-Based Approach to Blended Learning". Presented to Faculty Development Workshop, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Invited Speaker.
2011, March. "Moving to Their Own Beat: Exploring How Students Use Digital Technologies to Support Group Work, Outside of Class Sessions". Presented to Mount Royal University Tech Test Drive, Calgary, Alberta. Co-presenters: Nickle, T., Silovs, J.
2010, December. "Student Assessment in Blended Learning Environments". Presented to Faculty Development Workshop, University of Regina, Saskatchewan. Invited Speaker.
2010, December. "The Roles of a Successful Blended Instructor and Preparing a Blended Course Outline". Presented to Faculty Development Workshop, University of Regina, Saskatchewan. Invited Speaker.
2010, December. "Designing for an Inquiry-Based Approach to Blended Learning". Presented to Invited Faculty Development Workshop, University of Regina, Saskatchewan. Invited Speaker.
2010, December. "Student Engagement, Web 2.0, and Blended Learning: What’s the Connection?". Presented to Faculty Development Workshop, University of Regina, Saskatchewan. Invited Speaker.
2010, November. "Blended Learning in Higher Education: Promises and Pitfalls". Presented to Invited Faculty Development Webinar, Northwestern College, Saint Paul, Minnesota.
2010, November. "Student Engagement and Web 2.0 in Blended Learning", Invited Faculty Development Workshop, University of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
2010, October. "New Trends in eLearning", Invited Faculty Development Workshop, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
2010, October. "Blended Learning in Higher Education: Promises and Pitfalls", Invited Faculty Development Workshop, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
2010, September. "Preparing a Blended Course Outline", Invited Faculty Development Workshop, University of La Verne, California.
2010, September. "Student Engagement, Blended Learning and Web 2.0: What's the Connection?", Invited Faculty Development Workshop, University of La Verne, California.
2010, September. "Student Engagement and Web 2.0 in Blended Learning", Webinar for Academic Impressions, Denver, Colorado.
2010, September. "Facilitating Online Learning", Adult Education Certification Program, Continuing Education, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta.
2010, September. "The Roles of a Successful Blended Instructor", Invited Faculty Development Workshop, University of La Verne, California.
2008, September. "Teaching with Technology". Presented to Invited Keynote Session - Faculty Development Day, Otterbein College, Columbus Ohio.
2008, September 1. "Passion, Curiosity Driven Learning and Web 2.0: What’s the Connection?". Presented to Closing Keynote Session for the Lilly North Annual Teaching Conference, Traverse City, Michigan.
2008, September 1. "Collaborative Learning Technologies. Invited Workshop - Faculty Development Day", Otterbein College, Columbus Ohio.
2008, July. "The Role of a Successful Blended/Online Instructor". Presented to Academic Impressions Conference on Instructional Strategies for Blended and Online Learning, Park City, Utah, July.
2008, July 1. "Student Engagement and Web 2.0: What's the Connection?". Presented to Academic Impressions Conference on Instructional Strategies for Blended and Online Learning, Park City, Utah.
2008, July 1. "Designing Blended Learning Courses for the Needs of Diverse Learners". Presented to Academic Impressions Conference on Instructional Strategies for Blended and Online Learning, Park City, Utah.
2008, June 1. "Blended Online Learning: a new concept for a new reality". Presented to International Conference on Blended Learning, University of Hertfordshire, Hertz.
2008, June 1. "Exploring Emerging Learning Environments. Online workshop for Royal Roads University, B.C".
2008, May. "Investigating the Role of Communication and Information Technology in Canadian Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs". Presented to Canadian Association for Teacher Education (CATE), University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
2008, May. "Designing Courses for Student Success through the Use of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Framework. Mount Royal College Faculty Association’s Annual Professional Development Days, Banff, AB, May".
2008, May 1. "Test your Visual/Spatial Intelligence. Mount Royal College Faculty Association’s Annual Professional Development Days, Banff, AB".
2008, May 1. "Blended Learning and Student Engagement: What’s the Connection? Keynote Presentation for the SAIT MacPhail School of Energy’s Faculty Professional Development Seminar, Calgary, AB".
2008, May 1. "Designing for Student Success. Keynote Presentation for the SAIT School of Business Faculty Professional Development Seminar, Calgary".
2008, May 1. "Redesigning the EDUC2231: Introduction to Teaching I: Theory. Mount Royal College Learning Technologies Showcase and Test Drive".
2008, April 1. "Online and Blended Learning Communities of Inquiry: Examining Teaching, Social and Cognitive Presence Patterns. Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) Annual Conference, Banff, Alberta".
2008, April 1. "Blended Modes of Online Learning. Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) Annual Conference, Banff, Alberta".
2008, March 1. "Supporting Deep Approaches to Learning through the Use of Wikis and Weblogs. Society for the Integration of Technology in Education (SITE) Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada".
2008, March 1. "Nouveaux environnements Numériques d'apprentissage à large bande passante (ENA). Les ateliers de perfectionnement en éducation à distance. Réseau d'enseignement francophone à distance du Canada(REFAD)".
2008, January. "A Blended Faculty Community of Inquiry: Linking Leadership, Course Redesign & Evaluation. EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas".
2007, June. "Designing for Student Success in Blended Learning Courses through the use of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Framework". Presented to International Conference on Blended Learning, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Herts, United Kingdom.
2007, June 1. "Blended Learning: Literature & Models. Online workshop for the University of Victoria, B.C".
2007, May. "Blended Learning: Why Bother? (Open Keynote Address)". Presented to Multy-faceted Delivery in House Conference & Seminar, Lethbridge Community College, Lethbridge, Alberta.
2007, April. "Inquiry through Blended Learning". Presented to Canadian Association of Distance Education (CADE) Wise & Witty Lunch Time Audio Conference Session.
2007, April. "Blended & Online Learning: Literature and Models". Presented to Faculty of Social Work eLearning Symposium, Calgary.
2007, April. "Community of Inquiry: Framework for Blended Learning Design". Presented to Learn Tel Video Conference Session, Australia.
2007, March. "Faculty Development in Blended & Online Learning Communities". Presented to Academic Impressions Webinar.
2007, February. "Podcasting: Aligning the Medium with Learning in Higher Education". Presented to McGraw HIll Ryerson Teaching, Learning and Technology Conference, Mount Royal College.
2007, February. "Community of Inquiry: Framework for Blended Learning Design". Presented to Academic Impressions Webinar.
2007, February. "Inquiry through Blended Learning Strategies". Presented to McGraw HIll Ryerson Teaching, Learning and Technology Conference, Mount Royal College.
2007, January. "Blended Learning and Course Redesign in Higher Education: Assessing the Role of Teaching Presence from the Learner Perspective". Presented to EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative - Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.
2007, January. "Inquiry through Blended Learning". Presented to Alberta Distance Education and Training Association Elluminate Session.
2006. "Building a Community to Serve a Community". Presented to Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Annual Conference, University of Toronto.
2006. "Supporting Deep Approached to Learning through the use of Wikis and Weblogs - Invited Presentation". Presented to 26th Annual Lilly National Conference on College Teaching, Miami University Oxford.
2006. "Inquiry through Blended Learning - Invited Presentation". Presented to 26th Annual Lilly National Conference on College Teaching, Miami University.
2006. "Blended Learning Initiatives within Alberta Post-Secondary Institutions - Panel Presentation". Presented to Alberta Distance Education and Training Association Elluminate PD Session.
2006. "Shining a Flashlight on Education: Evaluations that Guide Improvement and Supporting Deep Approaches to Learning through the use of Wikis and Weblogs". Presented to Faculty Technology Days, University of Calgary.
2006. "Inquiry through Blended Learning", Webber Academy, Calgary, Alberta.
2006. "Broad Based Assessment in Educational Studies". Presented to Teaching and Learning Institute, Mount Royal College.
2006. "Supporting Deep Approaches to Learning through the use of Wikis and Weblogs". Presented to Canadian Association for Studies in Education- Annual Conference, York University.
2006. "Inquiry and Blended Learning at the University of Calgary and Supporting Deep Approaches to Learning through the use of Wikis and Weblogs". Presented to Canadian Association of Distance Education, Association for Media and Technology in Education - Join, University of Quebec.
2006. "Blended Learning in COHERE Institutions". Presented to Canadian Higher Education and Information Technology Conference (CANHEIT), Dalhousie University.
2006. "Inquiry Through Blended Learning (ITBL) Program - making informed course redesign decisions by engaging in a SoTL approach". Presented to International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Conference, Washington, D.C.
2006. "Faculty Development in Blended & Online Learning Communities". Presented to Academic Impressions Conference, Orlando, Florida.
2006. "Many Faces of Blended Learning Communities". Presented to Academic Impressions Conference, Orlando, Florida.
2006. "Community of Inquiry: Framework for Blended and Online Learning in Higher Education". Presented to Academic Impressions Conference, Orlando, Florida.
2006. "Supporting Deep Approaches to Learning through the use of Wikis and Weblogs". Presented to International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education (ICICTE), University of Aegean, Rhodes, Greece.
2006. "Inquiry and Blended Learning at the University of Calgary, Elluminate Session". Presented to Blended Learning - Promoting Dialogue in Innovation and Practice Conference, University of Hertfordshire.
2005. "Blended Learning in a Faculty Learning Community". Presented to Canadian Association for Distance Education: Annual Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.
2005. "Blending it by Design: An Institutional Approach to Blended Learning". Presented to Transformation Networks: McGraw-Hill Teaching, Learning and Technology Conference, University of Alberta.
2005. "Critical Perspectives on Learning Communities - Panel Discussion". Presented to Transformation Networks: McGraw-Hill Teaching, Learning and Technology Conference, University of Alberta.
2005. "Exploring how blended learning can support a faculty development community of inquiry". Presented to Association for Media and Technology in Education in Canada: Annual Conference, Calgary, Alberta.
2005. "Student Computer Use within Lectures: A Benefit or a Distraction?". Presented to Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Annual Conference, University of Prince Eduward Island.
2005. "Scholarship of Teaching with Technology: A Blended Faculty Community of Inquiry Approach". Presented to International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Annual Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.
2005. "Blended Learning in a Faculty Learning Community". Presented to EDUCAUSE- Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida.
2005. "Inquiry and Blended Learning at the University of Calgary". Presented to Canada's Collaboration for Online Higher Education and Research Annual Meeting, University of Manitoba.
2005. "Student Computer Use within LecturesL A Benefit or Distraction?". Presented to 25th Annual Lilly National Conference on College Teaching, Miami University.
Other (Teaching, Schol, Service)
(2014, March 13). Peer Evaluation of Dr. Mohammed El Hazzori. Mount Royal University.
(2014, January 21). Peer Evaluation of Lynn Moorman. Mount Royal University.
(2011, October). Guest Lecture for Dr. Michele Jacobsen's Graduate Educational Technology Course. University of Calgary.
(2012, February - 2012, March). External reviewer for Dr. Jessica Ayles' application for tenure. Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary.
(2011, February). Invited Peer Reviewer. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, Blackwell Science Ltd.
(2011, January). Invited Peer Reviewer. The Internet and Higher Education, Elsevier.
(2011, January). Invited Peer Reviewer. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, Athabasca University.
(2010, December - 2011, January). External examiner on the doctoral thesis oral examination of Christina Wilton. Graduate Division of Educational Research, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.
(2010, November). External examiner on the doctoral thesis oral examination of Kathleen Haggith. Graduate Division of Educational Research, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.
(2010, June). External examiner on the doctoral thesis oral examination of Karen Ann Rempel, Graduate Division of Educational Research. Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.
(2010, April). Invited participant for a discussion on blended and online learning trends in post-secondary education. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington.
(2010 - 2011). Editorial Board Member. Journal of Information Fluency, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.
(2010 - 2011). Conducted seven peer evaluations of Mount Royal Faculty Members during the 2010-2011 academic year. MRU.
(2009, November - 2010). Guest speaker for the University of Calgary's graduate course on distributed learning (EDER677).
(2009, October - 2010, April). Mount Royal Undergraduate Assistant Work Study Program.
(2009, October - 2010). Peer reviewer for a manuscript submission. in education journal, http://ineducation.ca/.
(2009, September - 2009, December). SAIT's Ready to Teach Program - Practicum Supervision.
(2009 - 2011). MRU Teaching Triad with Dr. Todd Nickle (Faculty of Science), Mr. Jim Silovs (Bissett School of Business), and Dr. Jim Zimmer (Teaching & Learning).
(2009 - 2011). Editorial Board Member. International Journal of Excellence in eLearning, Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University, Dubai, UAE.
(2009 - 2011). Assistant Coach for a Midget Boys Hockey Team. Calgary Recreational Hockey Association.
(2009 - 2010). Member of the MRU Faculty Learning Community on Assessment.
(2009 - 2010). Member of the MRU Teaching and Learning Scholars Program.
(2008 - 2011). Associate Editor for the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning. Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand.
(2008 - 2011). Editorial Board Member for the Journal on Centers for Teaching and Learning. Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056.
(2008 - 2011). Editorial Board Member for the Learning Communities Journal. Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056.
(2007 - 2010). Completed the MRU Instructional Support Program (ISP).
(2006 - 2011). Editorial Board Member for the Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology. Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,.
Projects In Progress
2011, October 1, "Professional Identity Study of the MRU B.Ed. Elementary Students" (Role: Collaborator). Other Investigators: Nickel, J., Zimmer, J., Naested, I.
2011, August 15, "Mount Royal B.Ed. Program Evaluation Study" (Role: Principal Investigator). Other Investigators: Nickel, J., Zimmer, J., Naested, I., Sikora, S.
2008, "Blended Online Learning Design (BOLD) Research Network" (Role: Co-principal Investigator). Other Investigators: Power, M.
2010 - 2012, May, "Visual Arts and the iGeneration Research Study" (Role: Co-principal Investigator). Other Investigators: Naested, I.
2004, "Community of Inquiry Research Group" (Role: Co-principal Investigator). Other Investigators: Garrison, D.R., Cleveland-Innes, M., Akyol, Z.
2010 - 2011 MRU, "Exploring How Students Use Web 2.0 Technologies to Support Group Work, Outside of Class Time". $4,000 (Role: Principal Investigator). Other Investigators: Nickle, T., Silovs, J.
2010 - 2011, "Impact of Student Participation in an Undergraduate Student Society" (Role: Principal Investigator).
2010 - 2011, "ePortfolios for Self-Assessment" (Role: Co-principal Investigator).
2009 - 2011, "How can I improve my academic course work? Student and faculty perceptions of self, peer, and instructor assessment practices in a pre-service teacher education program" (Role: Principal Investigator).
2007 - 2008, "Course Redesign of EDUC1231 - Introduction to Teaching 1: Theory" (Role: Principal Investigator).
2007 - 2008, "The Role of Educational Technology in Canadian Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs" (Role: Principal Investigator).
2000 - 2001, "The effect that online discussion forums have on the teaching and learning process from an instructor and student perspective study" (Role: Principal Investigator).
Community Service
2012, November.  Committee Member, with International Advisory Committee, Massey University, New Zealand (Type: University).
2011, November.  Committee Member, with Educational Technology Advisory Group (ETAG) for the Calgary Board of Education (Type: Other).
2011, November.  Committee Member, with Career and Technology Studies Advisory Group - Calgary Board of Education (Type: Other).
2011, September - 2012, March.  Coach Junior Boys Hockey Team, with Recreation Hockey Calgary (Type: Other).
2008.  Board Member, with Calgary Science School. Duties: Chair of Research and Innovation Committee, Vice Chair of the Outreach Committee, Member of the Facilitities and Professional Development Committees (Type: Other).
2009 - 2011.  Assistant Coach Midget Boys Hockey Team, with Recreation Hockey Calgary (Type: Other).