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RESUME

Areas of Research

Professional ​

highlights
 

  • Over 10 years of experience in designing learning experiences and developing technology-enabled solutions for online and blended learning environments

  • Working with SMEs and influencing decisions to integrate learning experience design for diverse targeted audiences and disciplines

  • Knowledge of e-learning scholarship and practice in higher education, quantitative research methodology, and research design

  • Knowledge of scholarship and good practices in online and blended learning and educational technology, and topics related to technology integration into the curriculum in conventional instructor-led learning environments

  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and project management skills

Online and blended learning

Educational technology

Design of online learning environments

Program evaluation

Technology Skills

Data analysis (SPSS)

MS Office Suite, MS Project

Web 2.0 & Google Apps

Website design

Digital video production

CMS/LMS (Moodle, Bb, Desire2Learn)

Projects

Work​

experience​
 

Distance Learning Specialist | University of Guelph

2013 - present

Research associate | York University

2013 - 2014

Evaluation of blended and online courses

Participatory architecture of Uganda National Museum

E-learning business case

Campus of the future

Evaluation of lecture capture

Blended learning in workplace

Moodle usability testing

​Current projects: Evaluation of blended courses and Web 2.0 Architecture of Interactivity for Uganda National Museum

TA assignments
Research assistant | Institute for Research on Learning Technologies, York University

2007 - 2013

Teaching and Learning for Inclusive Classroom, FY 2010-11

Teaching and Learning with Digital Technology, SU'11, SU'12

Participated in the development, implementation, and reporting of evaluative research on technology enhanced and blended learning programs. Conducted literature reviews. Provided input in the development of research methodology and study design. Created and revised data collection instruments. Performed detailed quantitative data analyses using SPSS statistical analysis software. Wrote report chapters and article sections detailing literature review and findings, including development of charts and tables. Participated in presentations of research findings for academic audiences at committee meetings and conferences.

Teaching assistant | Faculty of Education, York University

2010 - 2012

Assisted in preparing course materials and consulting on the integration of technology in course curriculum. Conducted technology tutorials, prepared and presented a section on technology and its integration into the curriculum. Graded students’ assignments. Provided technical support for instructors and students in using Moodle, electronic library databases, and other technologies. Expanded teaching skills by attending TA workshops at the Centre for Support of Teaching, as well as workshops about instructional technology at international conferences. Helped determined and negotiated the use of emerging technologies.

Graduate assistant | College of Education Dean's Office, University of West Alabama

2006 - 2007

​Provided assistance to the Dean, Associate Dean, and Department Chair on research and administrative projects. Provided support to faculty on NCATE preparation. Assisted faculty members in the use of technology. Tutored students with various challenges in using technology. Conducted directed search of web-based resources and electronic databases across educational disciplines.

Education

Ph.D., Education | York University

​2013

M.S., Continuing Education | University of West Alabama

​2007

Professional Cerifications
  • Certified Associate in Project Management, PMI (2013)

  • Online learning, Sloan-C (2014)

 

 

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