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Curriculum Vitae

DR. ALEC VALINTINO COUROS


Faculty of Education, University of Regina
3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK, S4S 0A2
(306) 585-4739 (w) – (306) 585-4880 (f)
http://www.couros.ca
couros@gmail.com

EDUCATION PhD in Education (Curriculum)


Dissertation Topic: Examining the Open Movement:
Possibilities and Implications for Education
PhD Supervisor: Dr. Cyril Kesten
Faculty of Education, University of Regina, 2006

Masters of Education (Curriculum) – Educational Communications & Technology


Thesis Topic: Faculty Perceptions of University Support for Instructional Technology
Thesis Supervisor: Dr. Richard Schwier
College of Education, University of Saskatchewan, 2001

Bachelor of Education – Secondary Education - English Major, History Minor


College of Education, University of Saskatchewan, 1993

TEACHING AND Faculty of Education – University of Regina, Regina, SK (1999-Present)


ADMIN.
RELATED Assistant Director – Saskatchewan Instructional Development & Research Unit
EXPERIENCE (2007-2009)
Assistant Professor (2007-Present)
ICT Coordinator - Responsible for technology planning, service and professional
development in the Faculty. A short list of duties include: development and leadership of
faculty professional development initiatives (group sessions and one-to-one mentoring),
development and delivery of student-teacher ICT modules, supervision of the Education
Computer Centre, pricing and consultation of ICT equipment (hardware, software &
network related), planning and maintenance of the Faculty website. (1999-Present)
Lecturer - ECMP 355 (Computers in Education), ECMP 455 (Advanced Computers in
Education) & provide special workshops for many other subject area and professional
courses (EPS, EHE, EPE, ELNG, ERDG, EMTH, EMY, ESST, EMUS, EVIS, EVHR,
EBUS, EPSY, EFDN, ECCU, ESCI). (1999-2006)

Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies, Saskatoon, SK (1997-1999)

Coordinator - Computer Information Systems Program

Lecturer - Information Systems, C++, Java, Visual Basic, Data Base, Data Structures,
Distributed Processing, Systems Projects, Systems Analysis and Design, Selected
Topics, Human Resource Management, Marketing, & Public Education.

Network Administrator - Maintenance of LAN including setup, installation, and


evaluation of software and hardware.

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Other duties included staff computer training (application software, LAN software,
courseware), SIIT's webpage design & development, and the design, revision, and
publication of program (Business Administration, Computer Information Systems)
curriculum materials.

Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, Saskatoon, SK (1997-1999)


Sessional Lecturer and Lab Demonstrator, Computers 100.3

Planned and delivered lectures, assignments, and projects designed to give a basic
understanding of the history of computing, social implications of technology, an
introduction to computer hardware and software, webpage and graphic design, as well as
foundational computer language programming.

Kilburn Hall Youth Centre, Social Services, Saskatoon, SK (1996-1999)


Teacher/Therapist, Social Service Worker I, and Parental Care Supervisor

Work closely within the Young Offender’s Act with sentenced youth in a closed-custody
facility. Duties include classroom teaching, crisis intervention, transport of youth, and
detention unit supervision. Classes taught at this facility include Computer Literacy and
Science, Drafting, Photography, Industrial Arts, English, Math, and Social Studies.

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK (1995-1998)


Sessional Lecturer, Computers 100.3 & Computers 101.3

Planned and delivered lectures, assignments, and projects designed to give a basic
understanding of the history of computing, social implications of technology, an
introduction to computer hardware and software, webpage and graphic design, as well as
foundational computer language programming.

St. Michael’s College, Duck Lake, SK (1993-1997)


Computer Lab Instructor (1996-1997)
Computer Applications 10 & 20, Computer Science 10 & 20, Core Math 10 & 20, Core
History 20, English 30, Physics 20, and Chemistry 20

Grade 11 Homeroom Teacher (1995-1996)


Computer Applications 10 & 20, Computer Science 10 & 20, Core Math 10 & 20, Core
History 20, English 20 & 30, and Psychology 30

Grade 11 Homeroom Teacher (1994-1995)


Computer Applications 10, Computer Science 10, Core Math 10, Core History 10 & 20,
Family Life 30

Summer School Teacher (1993 & 1994)


English 30, Core Math 20

Grade 10 Homeroom Teacher (1993-1994)


Core History 10, Core Math 10, Science 10, Computer Applications 10, Computer
Science 10, Grade 8 Math, Grade 8 Social Studies

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SCHOLARSHIP List of Publications and Conference Proceedings

Couros, A. (In Review). Hacking Education: How Openness and Sharing Can Transform
Learning for the upcoming volume. Dynamic Fair Dealing (2010), edited by Dr.
Rosemary J Coombe, Senior Canada Research Chair in Law, Communications and
Culture, York University, Toronto, Canada.

Couros, A. (In Press). Hacking the Network: Leveraging the PLN to Facilitate Open,
Connected & Social Learning for the upcoming volume (2010). Emerging Technologies
in Distance Education, Open Access Publications, Athabasca University, Athabasca,
AB.

Couros, A. (2009). Open, connected, social: Implications for educational design.


Campus-Wide Information Systems, 26(3), 232-239.Brogden, L. M., & Couros, A.
(2006). Technology in education: A literature review. Regina, SK: Saskatchewan
Instructional Development and Research Unit, University of Regina. (Online)

Brogden, L. M., & Couros, A. (2007, Winter). Toward a philosophy of technology and
education. The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, 73(2), 37-42.

Couros, A., & Brogden, L. (2006). Phase 2 feasibility study: Comprehensive virtual
resource-centre alternatives related to First Nations online learning. Regina, SK:
Saskatchewan Instructional Development and Research Unit, University of Regina.
(Online)

Nolan, K., Friesen, D., Maeers, M. & Couros, A. (2005) A case study of pre-service
teachers learning to teach with technology during internship. Proceedings of Edmedia
2005: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and
Telecommunications. June 27 - July 2, 2005, Montreal Canada. (Online)

Couros, A. (2003). The iTeacherEd Project: Developing an instructional technology


integration model for teacher education programs to enhance classroom teaching and
learning. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Communication
technologies in education (ICICTE-04). July 3-5, 2003, Samos, Greece.

Brogden, L., Couros, A. (2002). Contemplating the Virtual Campus: Pedagogical and
administrative considerations. The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, 68(3), 22-30.

Couros, A. (2002). Preparing teachers for the Information Age: Challenges of faculty
and instructors in a preservice teacher education program. Melbourne, AU: Common
Ground (eBook)

Couros, A., Brogden, L. (2001). Saskatchewan virtual campus report: Research into
models and best practices. Saskatchewan Instructional Development and Research Unit.
University of Regina, Faculty of Education.

R.A. Schwier, M. Akerman, G. Antifaiff, P. Arthur, S. Balbar, T. Brown, J. Byers, G.


Clark, A. Couros, C. Hansen, D. Pinder, D. Pratte, B. Scheirer, B. Schindelka (2001).
The day the technology died: A tale of murder and redemption in a virtual mentorship
project. Media News, 27(3), 1,3-4.

Couros, A. (2000). Increasing instructional technology competencies in an elementary


education preservice program.J.D. Price, J. Willis, D. Willis, M. Jost and S. Boger-

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Mehall (Eds.). Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education 10th
International Conference Proceedings. Charlottsville, VA:AACE.

Couros, A. (2000). Ownership of knowledge and its implications for teacher education.
Professional and Theoretical Issues in Educational Technology: Occasional Papers.

Fulton, C., Couros, A., Maeers, M. (2000). The impact of theory on technology use in
the classroom. J.D. Price, J. Willis, D. Willis, M. Jost and S. Boger-Mehall (Eds.).
Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education 10th International
Conference Proceedings. Charlottsville, VA:AACE.

Keynote, Featured, & Spotlight Presentations

Keynote Speaker, Harnessing the Power of Social Networks in Teaching & Learning
(November, 2009), McGraw-Hill Ryerson Teaching, Learning and Technology
Conference, Oshawa, Ontario.

Featured Speaker, Emerging Literacies & Connected Learning (November, 2009),


Leading & Learning Conference 2009: Inspiring Learners, Red Deer Alberta.

Featured Speaker, Introduction to Digital Story Telling (November, 2009), Leading


& Learning Conference 2009: Inspiring Learners, Red Deer Alberta.

Featured Speaker, Introduction to Digital Citizenship (November, 2009), Leading &


Learning Conference 2009: Inspiring Learners, Red Deer Alberta.

Keynote Speaker, Rethinking Teaching & Learning in a Networked World


(November, 2009), ECOO 2009: Inspire, Connect, Teach, Educational Computing
Organization of Ontario, Richmond Hill, ON.

Spotlight Speaker, Understanding Social Media & Why It Matters (November,


2009), ECOO 2009: Inspire, Connect, Teach, Educational Computing Organization
of Ontario, Richmond Hill, ON.

Featured Speaker, Open & Networked Learning (November, 2009), Learning


Technologies Conference 2009, Mooloolaba Campus of Sunshine Coast TAFE,
Australia.

Keynote Speaker, Two Guys from Saskatchewan w/ Dean Shareski (June 2009),
Texas Computer Education Association Region 7 (TCEA7), White Oak, TX.

Featured Speaker, Network Literacy & The Tools of Engagement (June 2009),
Summer Teaching Institute 09, Mary Institute Country Day School (MICDS), St.
Louis, MO.

Keynote Speaker, Harnessing the Power of Social Networks in Teaching & Learning
(June, 2009), 2009 Summer Faculty Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.

Keynote Speaker, Open & Networked Teaching: A Transformative Journey (May


2009), Webheads in Action Online Convergence 2009, International Online
Conference.

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Keynote Speaker, A Tweet & A Poke: How Educators Harness the Power of Social
Networks (May 2009), Walls Optional Conference, Camosun College, Victoria, BC.

Keynote Speaker, Knock Down the Walls: Toward a Model of Open Teaching
(April 2009), Moodle Moot, Edmonton, AB. (More info at:

Keynote Panelist, Learning & Social Networks (March 2009), Distributed Learning
Symposium, Alberta Distributed Education & Technology Association, Calgary, AB.

Invited Panelist, Improving Conferences through Increased Interaction (February


2009), Spaces of Interaction, Association for Advancement of Computing in
Education, Live Online Conference.

Featured Speaker, Networked Possibilities (May 2008), Summer Teaching Institute


08, Mary Institute Country Day School (MICDS), St. Louis, MO.

Keynote Speaker, Academic Integrity & The Culture of Sharing (Sept. 2008),
Academic Integrity Week, University of Saskatchewan.

General Academic Presentations

Networked Possibilities (2009), SIAST Program Head’s Workshop, Regina, SK.

Social Networks in K12, (2009) Learning at Night – LAN Party for Northern
Vancouver Schools, Online Presentation.

Social Networks in Education (2009), Graduate course – University of Iowa,


Angela Maiers, Online Presentation.

Improving Conferences through Increased Interaction (2009), Spaces of


Interaction, Association for Advancement of Computing in Education, Live Online
Conference

Teaching for Openness (2009), From Courses to Dis/course, University of Manitoba


Online Conference.

The Lazy Professors w/ Dean Shareski (2009), Teaching & Learning with
Technology (TLT 2009), Regina, SK.

Networked Learners: Understanding How Openness Will Transform Learning


(2009), IT Summit, Saskatoon, SK.

Open Teaching (2009), Educon 2.1, Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia, PA.

Academic Integrity in the Digital Age (2009), (e)Merging Conference, Faculty of


Education – University of Regina, Regina, SK.

Deep Impact: 5 Minutes to Make a Difference (2008). Manitoba Edubloggercon,


Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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The New Interactive Classroom: Education, Technology, Globalization (2008)
for Talking about School & Society (initiative by Dr. Patrick Lewis & Marc
Spooner), Regina, SK.

Technologies of Research (2008), Learning from Practice (Dr. Stirling McDowell


Foundation), Saskatoon, SK.

Academic Integrity and the Culture of Sharing (2008), SIAST: Faculty Certificate
Program, Saskatoon, SK.

Digital Citizenship (2008), Cochrane Collegiate, Regina, SK.

Creative Commons & Copyright in Education (2008), Gwenna Moss Centre,


University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.

Academic Integrity in the Digital Age (2008), Teen Literacy Conference, sponsored
by Regina Public School Board, Regina Catholic School Board, and Regina Public
Libraries, Regina, SK.

Technology & Globalization (2008) – Was a guest in Dr. Anthony Hall’s course
from the University of Lethbridge

Trends in Social Networking (2008), Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science


and Technology (SIAST), Moose Jaw, SK.

Social Learning in Higher Education (2008), Teaching Development Days (U of


Regina), Regina, SK.

Social Learning in Business Education, (2008), Saskatchewan Business Teacher’s


Association Spring Conference, Regina, SK.

Digital Internship 2.0: Fostering Innovation in Teacher Education, (2008),


Canadian Network of Innovation in Education Conference, Banff, AB.

Open, Connected, Social: Implications for Education, (2008), Canadian Network


of Innovation in Education Conference, Banff, AB.

Digital Internship: Preparing Preservice Teachers, (2008), Teaching and Learning


with Technology, Saskatoon, SK.

Posse Round Up 2.0 for Teachers and Learners, (2008), Teaching and Learning
with Technology, Saskatoon, SK.

Open, Connected, Social: Reflections of an Open Graduate Course Experience,


(2008), K12 Online Conference 2008.

Open, Connected & Social in Learning Design, (2008), Teaching and Learning
with Technology, Saskatoon, SK.

Media Awareness, (2008), (e)Merging Conference (U of Regina – Sponsor), Regina,


SK.

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Intellectual Property & Plagiarism (2007), Teaching Development Days (U of
Regina), Regina, SK.

Academic Integrity & Digital Plagiarism (2007), Teaching Development Days (U


of Regina), Regina, SK.

Building Positive Relationship for Literacy (2007), Invited Panelist with Tom
Chell & Gillian McCreary, Saskatchewan Libraries Conference, Saskatoon, SK.

Digital Video in Teaching and Learning (2007), Saskatchewan Business Teachers


Association Spring Conference, Regina, SK.

Technology in the Classroom (2007), Teaching Development Days, Regina, SK.


Open Thinking: Adopting Free & Open Software & Services For Learning (2007),
Synergize & Energize Conference, Calgary, AB.

Social Media & Web 2.0 in Teaching & Learning (2007), TLT Summit,
Saskatoon, SK.Bullying in the Digital Age - January 9, 2007 - (E)merging
Professionalism Conference: Interrelated Issues in Education - Regina, SK.

Examining Open (Source) Communities as Networks of Innovation:


Implications for Teachers - July 18, 2006 - Social Sciences Conference - Rhodes,
Greece.

Bullying in the Digital Age - April 1, 2006 - Saskatchewan Business Teacher’s


Conference - Regina, SK.

Bullying in the Digital Age - February 14, 2006 - Regina District School Division
Conference - Regina, SK.

Digital Plagiarism and Intellectual Property - January 19, 2006 - Teaching


Development Centre Conference - Regina, SK.

Developing Networks of Innovation via Open & Social Technologies: Starting


Points - October 18, 2005 - Instructional Design Conference 2005 - Saskatoon, SK.

Developing Networks of Innovation via Open & Social Technologies: Starting


Points - May 3, 2005 - Teaching, Learning & Technology 2005: Transitions &
Transformations - Regina, SK.

iTEd/iTops: What Are We Doing? Where Are We Going? (with David Friesen
& Vi Maeers) - May 3, 2005 - Teaching, Learning & Technology 2005: Transitions
& Transformations - Regina, SK.

Introduction to FLOSSE: What’s GOOD and FREE in Educational Technology


- April 16, 2005 - Saskatchewan Business Teachers’ Association - Spring Workshop -
Saskatoon, SK.

Coping With Plagiarism in the Digital Age - April 8, 2005 - Central School
Division - Inservice - William Derby School, Strasborg, SK.

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Blogging: Using web logs for educational purposes - November 19, 2004 -
Instructional Design Conference - Saskatoon, SK.

Internet Safety: A Parent’s Guide - April 24, 2004 - 66th Annual Parent’s
Conference - Saskatchewan Association of School Councils - Saskatoon, SK.

Coping With Plagiarism in the Digital Age - April 24, 2004 - Embracing Literacies
- Saskatchewan School Librarian Association (SSLA) Conference 2004 - Regina, SK.

New Technologies - April 23, 2004 - Connecting Our Communities - Practical and
Applied Arts Conference - Regina, SK.

Coping With Plagiarism in the Digital Age - April 23, 2004 - Connecting Our
Communities - Practical and Applied Arts Conference - Regina, SK.

CyberPlagiarism: Slaying the Cyclops - February 16, 2004 - Northeast Central


Teacher’s Convention - Saskatoon, SK.

Presentation.The iTeacherEd Project: Developing an Instructional Technology


Model for Teacher Education Program to Enhance Classroom Teaching and
Learning - July 3-5/03 - International Conference on Information Communication
Technologies in Education (ICICTE) - Samos, Greece.

Developing a Sound Instructional Technology Support Model for Faculty in


Higher Education - May 30/02 - Association for Media and Technology in
Education – Regina, SK.

Preparing teachers for the Information Age: Challenges of faculty and


instructors in a preservice teacher education program – July 4-8/01 - The Eight
International Literacy & Education Research Network Conference on Learning –
Spetses, Greece.

The Day the Technology Died: A Tale of Murder and Redemption in a Virtual
Mentorship Project – May 30/00 - Association for Media and Technology in
Education – Vancouver, British Columbia

Increasing Instructional Technology Competencies in an Elementary Education


Preservice Program – February 8-12/00 – Society for Information Technology &
Teacher Education – San Diego, California.

The Impact of Theory on Technology Use in the Classroom – February 8-12, 00 –


Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education - with Dr. Vi Maeers &
Carol Fulton – San Diego, California.

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Online Course and Multimedia Curriculum Development

Designed, developed and maintain content and online presence of two fully
online courses as part of two Technology-Enhanced Learning grants awarded
through Campus Saskatchewan. These courses include:
• ECMP 355: Computers in the classroom
(http://education.uregina.ca/technology/ecmp355)
• ECMP 455: Computers in the classroom: Advanced
(http://education.uregina.ca/technology/ecmp455)
• EC&I 831: Integration of Technology in Curriculum
(http://eci831.wikispaces.com)

Designed, developed and maintain content and online presence of ten


technology-based modules. These modules were created to help increase
technological competencies in preservice teachers in the third year of the 4-year
program. The modules were created for the iTeacherEd research project and the EPS
215 & 225 courses. The modules can be found at:
http://education.uregina.ca/iteachered/modules

Partnered with Drs. Howard Hamilton & Ken Layton-Brown to developed a


interdisciplinary TEL grant to develop Interactive Software for Historical
Education.

I currently maintain and write content for my online portfolio and web log
(blog). The content of the blog focuses on emerging technologies, critical analysis of
educational technology and the appropriate integration of technology in educational
settings. This web log is widely read in the educational community (the domain
averages over 3000 hits per day). This web log/electronic portfolio can be found at:
http://www.educationaltechnology.ca/couros

Grants Related to Multimedia and Research

Lead Researcher and Project Manager, Digital Internship Project (2007-2008) -


This was a Saskatchewan Learning Funded project that involved Dr. David Friesen, Dr.
Vi Maeers, Dr. Marc Spooner, and Ashley Quark. This is the third and final phase of a
successful, multi-year project. – $85,000

Web Based Learning Resource Development Project Assessment (2007-2008) - I


was the successful respondent to a request for proposals from Sask. Learning to assess
their WBLRD project. I acted as the lead researcher and writer on this project, and
worked closely with Dr. Lace Brogden (researcher/writer) and Dr. Stephen Kemp
(researcher). – $70,000

Aboriginal Knowledge Exchange Project/ATEPnet (2007-2009) – I worked with Lori


Eastmure to submit a successful proposal for funding to the Canadian Council on
Learning. – $50,000

Aboriginal Knowledge Exchange Project/ATEPnet (2007-2009) – I applied to the


Catherine Donnelly Foundation for successful, additional funding for the ATEPnet
project. - $30,000

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Aboriginal Knowledge Exchange Project/ATEPnet (2007-2009) – Dr. Michael
Tymchak was able to secure additional monies through the momentum of this project
from the Aboriginal Education Resource Centre and the Native Law Centre, University
of Saskatchewan. – 35,500

Technology Enhanced Learning Grant (2007-2009) for the Development of EC&I


831 – $30,000

Technology Evaluation/Implementation Projects (2007-2008) - Good Spirit School


Division – $20,000

Microsoft Partners in Learning (2007-2009) – I received a grant from Microsoft


Partners in Learning, mediated by Saskatchewan Learning, that would provide hardware
and software to schools participating in the Digital Internship Project. – $20,000

Faculty Start-Up Fund/President’s Fund (2007) – Used for initiating research projects
and costs for conference travel – $5,500

Teaching & Learning Scholar Award (2008-2009) – I was granted funding as a


Teaching & Learning Scholar for my Open Classroom Project. – $4,500

Technology Enhanced Learning Grant (2005-2006) for the Development of ECMP


355 – $35,000

Technology Enhanced Learning Grant (2006-2007) for the Development of ECMP


455 – $35,000

Other Achieved Contracts:

As the Assistant Director of the Saskatchewan Instructional Development & Research


Unit, I worked to secure the following research grants.

Aboriginal Ways of Knowing Project (2008) – Government of Saskatchewan –


$21,000

Learning Assessment Project (2008) - Stirling McDowell – $30,000

FS101 Evaluation (2008) – First Year Services – $5,500

TOTAL GRANTS & FUNDING (Last Five Years) = $476,500

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Other Professional Presentations

• Networked Learning & Media Literacy, EPSF 325/350 (two sessions),


2009.
• Social Media in Education, EAHR 411, 2009.
• Introduction to Educational Technology & Social Media, EPS 100, 2009.
• Social Learning & Media Literacy, ELNG 351, 2009.
• Student Digital Portfolios, EPSY 225 (Spooner), 2009.
• The Future of Technology in Teaching & Learning, ECS 100
(Kesten/Steeves), 2009.
• Web 2.0 in Math Education, EMTH 351 (Seaman), 2008.
• Web 2.0 in Math Education, EMTH 450 (Seaman), 2008.
• Social Learning, EPS (Zimmer), 2008 (there were three sessions held over a
two week period).
• Media Literacy, ESST (Mitchell), 2008.
• Social Learning & Technology, EPS 100 (Goodale), 2008.
• Social Learning & Mathematics, EMTH 450 (Sundeen), 2008.
• Technology in Education, EPS 100 (Goulet), 2008 (webcast to Weyburn).
• Technology in Education, EPS 100 (K. Badali), 2008.
• Digital Portfolios, EPSY 225 (Spooner), 2008.
• Technology in Education, EPS 100 (Goodale), 2008.
• Technology & Social Justice, EMY (Cherland), 2008.
• Photoshop Workshop, EAES (Herivel), 2007
• Emerging Technologies in Teaching & Learning, ELNG 450
(Mulholland), 2007
• Emerging Trends in Technology & Arts Education, EPS 225 (Yakel),
2007
• Video Production in the Classroom, EPE (Solie), 2007
• Technologies of Research, ED 920 (Hart), 2007
• Emerging Technologies in Education, Workshop to Faculty of Education,
2007.
• Emerging Technologies in Teaching & Learning, ELNG 450
(Mulholland), 2007.
• Media, Hate & Racism, EFDN 308 (Cooper), 2007.
• Emerging Technologies & Social Studies Education, ESST 350
(Tupper/Mitchell), 2007.
• Technology in Teaching & Learning, streaming presentation to Yorkton,
EPS 100 (Goulet), 2007.
• Technology in Adult Education, EAHR (Khalideen), 2007.
• Technology in Teaching & Learning, EPS 100, 2007.
• Technology in Teaching & Learning, EPS 100, 2007.
• Educational Technology & Media in Social Studies Education, ESST
(Tupper), 2007.
• Technologies of Research, ED 910 (Hart), 2007.
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October 17, 2005 - University of Regina - Regina, SK.
• Technologies to Support Qualitative Research - July 14, 2005 - EC&I 800
- Faculty of Education, University of Regina - Regina, SK.
• Integrating ICT - May 17, 2005 - EPS 100 - Faculty of Education,
University of Regina - Regina, SK.
• Introduction to Blogging in University Communications - April 27, 2005 -
Regina, SK.

• Introduction to Blogging for Business Communicators - April 21, 2005 -


International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) - Regina, SK.
• MSN, Chat Rooms & the "Always On" Generation - April 19, 2005 -
Canora Child Action Plan Committee - Canora, SK.
• Coping With Plagiarism in the Digital Age - April 8, 2005 - Central School
Division - Inservice - William Derby School, Strasborg, SK.
• Moral Issues in the Digital Age/Internet Awareness - March 4, 2005 -
Campbell Collegiate Staff - Regina, SK - Download Presentation.
• Web Awareness - January 24, 2005 - Campbell Collegiate Parents’
Association - Regina, SK.
• Uncovering the ‘Open’ Movement: Implications for Publishing and
Pedagogy - October 20, 2004 - SIDRU Seminar - Faculty of Education, University of
Regina, Regina, SK.
• Hate On The Internet: Starting Points - October 5, 2004 - ECCU 307 -
Faculty of Education, University of Regina, Regina, SK.
• Emerging Technologies: Introduction to Blogging, Wikis and Open
Source Software - August 30, 2004 - Humboldt School Division, Humboldt, SK.
• What Teachers Need To Know About the Internet - August 30, 2004 -
Humboldt School Division, Humboldt, SK.
• Web Awareness - April 29, 2004 - Sacred Heart Community School -
Parent’s Association - Regina, SK.
• CyberEthics: Moral Issues in the Digital Age - March 2, 2004 - EFDN 303
- University of Regina - Regina, SK.
• The iTeacherEd Project: A Discussion of Learnings, Recommendations
and Possibilities – November 3, 2004 – SIDRU Seminar with Drs. David Friesen, Vi
Maeers, Kathy Nolan – Faculty of Education, University of Regina.
• Uncovering the 'Open' Movement: Implications for Publishing and
Pedagogy - October 20, 2004 - SIDRU Seminar - Faculty of Education, University of
Regina.
• Hate On The Internet: Starting Points - October 5, 2004 - ECCU 307 -
Faculty of Education, University of Regina.
• Emerging Technologies: Introduction to Blogging, Wikis and Open
Source Software - August 30, 2004 - Humboldt School Division, Humboldt, SK.
• What Teachers Need To Know About the Internet - August 30, 2004 -
Humboldt School Division, Humboldt, SK.
• Web Awareness - April 29, 2004 - Sacred Heart Community School Parents’
Association - Regina, SK.
• CyberEthics: Moral Issues in the Digital Age - March 2, 2004 - EFDN 303
– Faculty of Education, University of Regina.
• CyberPlagiarism: Slaying the Cyclops - February 16, 2004 - Northeast
Central Teacher's Convention – Saskatoon, SK.
• CyberPlagiarism: Slaying the Cyclops - October 21/03 - presented with Dr.
James McNinch - Academic Integrity Week – Faculty of Education, University of
Regina.
• Hate on the Internet - September 29/03 - ECCU 200 – Faculty of

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Education, University of Regina.
• Plagiarism in the Digital Age - April 5/03 - Saskatchewan Business
Teachers' Association Spring Workshop – Regina, SK.
• Online Chat and Instant Messengers in the Classroom - Mar. 28/03 -
Quappelle Valley Shared Services – Regina, SK.

• Cyber Plagiarism and Academic Integrity - January 24/03 - presented with


Dr. James McNinch - University of Regina - Teaching Development Centre –
University of Regina.
• Safety on the Internet - December 10/02 - co-presented with Dr. Cyril
Kesten - December 10/02 - Winston Knoll Collegiate - Regina, SK.
• Academic Integrity: Preventing, detecting and addressing plagiarism -
November 1/02 - co-presented with Dr. James McNinch - University of
Saskatchewan - Academic Integrity Seminars – University of Regina.
• Internet Beware: What educators need to know about the Internet -
October 25/02 - Yorkton Teacher's Association Conference: "Peaceful Schools,
Peaceful Communities" – Yorkton, SK.
• Campus Saskatchewan and the Provincial TEL Initiative: Where does
online learning fit in the Faculty of Education. October 9/02 - with David Friesen
and Jonathan Bayley - SIDRU Seminar - Faculty of Education, University of Regina.
• Language Arts and Media Awareness - October 1/02 - Faculty of
Education Seminar – University of Regina.
• Internet Beware: What educators need to know about the Internet - May
28/02 - Faculty of Education Seminar – University of Regina.
• Academic Integrity: Preventing, detecting and addressing plagiarism -
May 15/02 - co-presented with Dr. James McNinch - Faculty of Education,
University of Regina - Instructional Technology Committee Session – University of
Regina.
• Youth and Ethics: Issues in the Digital Age - May 9/02 - Queen City CIPS:
IT Adapting to the Next Generation - "The Prairie View" – Regina, SK.
• Action Research for Techology Enhanced Learning - April 25/02 - with
Brian Campbell - April 25/02 - E-World Conference – Regina, SK.
• Web Awareness: What teachers need to know about the Internet - Mar.
15/02 - Saskatchewan Teachers of English Language Arts – Regina, SK. (This
presentation was featured on CBC NewsWorld).
• Online Chat and Instant Messengers in the Classroom - Mar. 8/02 -
Quappelle Valley Shared Services – Regina, SK.
• Internet Beware: An informative lecture on the dangers of the Internet
and how to protect yourself and your children - Feb. 7/02 - Moose Jaw
Community Access Program – Moose Jaw, SK. (This article was featured in the
Moose Jaw Times Herald).

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Practica Supervision
Standard Role:
I have acted as a practica supervisor in the Faculty of Education since 2001. Due to my
administrative responsibilities, I am usually only assigned 2-3 interns per year. However,
I have demonstrated leadership and innovation through unique internship supervision
experiences.

Digital Internship 1.0 – 2006-2007: In 2006, Dr. David Friesen, Dr. Kathy Nolan, Dr.
Vi Maeers and I initiated the Digital Internship Project. This was a Saskatchewan
Learning (Government of Saskatchewan) funded project that supported the development
of technological competencies in our interns and their cooperating teachers. As part of
the project, we were able to provide each of the participating 20 interns with a laptop
computer for the duration of their internship. My responsibilities for the project included
a strong research component, technical and pedagogical support for many of the interns,
the development and facilitation of professional development opportunities, and the
creation and nurturing of an online, digital community.

Digital Internship 2.0 – 2007-2008: In 2007, I took over the leadership of the digital
internship project and our team welcomed the addition of Dr. Marc Spooner. In this
second year, we continued the project with 34 new interns and were able to find
additional funding to provide all students with laptops, professional development and
support. The projected ended in 2008 with the submission of our research report titled
“Digital Internship Phase 3 – Final Report” written with Dr. Marc Spooner, Dr. Vi
Maeers, and Ashley Quark.

Technology & Internship (Special Project) – 2009-2010: In 2009, Dr. Sal Badali and
Dr. Kathy Nolan began a special research project to explore the use of technology in
mediating communication with interns. Each of used various technologies (e.g., Skype,
email, web-conferencing, video) to perform the regular duties assigned to us as faculty
advisors. It is our hope to better understand how technology can be used in innovative
ways to maintain or improve relationship with interns and cooperating teachers in the
field.
PROGRAM & ECMP 355 Computers in the Classroom (Online) – I have developed the online
COURSE version of this popular undergraduate course which is an introduction to appropriate
DEVELOPMENT technology integration in the K-12 classroom.
http://education.uregina.ca/technology/ecmp355

ECMP 455 Computers in the Classroom – Advanced (Online) – I am currently


developing this undergraduate course which focuses on building technology
integration approaches, developing advanced multimedia skills and the critique of
media and technology in K-12 education. The course will be offered in the Winter of

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2005.
http://education.uregina.ca/technology/ecmp455

EPS 215 & 225 Technology Integration Modules – I have developed the content
and site design for ten technology modules which serve to build technology
competencies the Faculty of Education’s elementary preservice teachers. These
modules cover the following: introduction to important web resources, assessing and
organizing online resources, creating an online course/teacher page building and
using online inquiry-oriented activities in the classroom (e.g., webquests).
http://education.uregina.ca/iteachered/modules
EC&I 830 Issues in Technology and Education – I worked with Dr. Liz Cooper
advising her on the development of this course which takes a critical look at
technology in education. The course especially looks at issues of technological access
and the issues around the ‘digital divide’.

EC&I 831 Social Media and Open Education - This was developed as one of the
first open teaching courses ever offered. More information on this course can be
found at http://eci831.wikispaces.com

COMMUNITY • I have been an active educational blogger since 2004. My educational blog
SERVICE has over 2900 active subscribers, and now averages 100,000 unique visitors annually.
I have been listed in several international lists of best educational blogs, and my
contributions to educational technology are well recognized through this format.
• Member of the Edtech Posse which produces an podcast subscribed to by
educators around the world. Other members of the Posse include: Dr. Richard
Schwier (University of Saskatchewan), Dean Shareski (Prairie South School
Division), Heather Ross (SIAST), and Rob Wall (North Battleford Comprehensive
High School)
• Provided cyberbullying resources for community use by the Brockville
Police department, Brockville, ON. (2007).
• Invited to Peacock High School and School Community Council (Moose
Jaw, SK) to speak to teachers and to parents about Internet Safety and digital
citizenship (2007).
• Presented and helped to organize the first Saskatoon Bar Camp, an
‘unconference’ focused on technology and media in education and business, (2007).
• Invited to Kincaid School (Kincaid, SK) to speak to parents and children of
the community regarding Internet safety, cyberbullying, and digital citizenship,
(2007).
• Invited to College Mathieu (Gravelbourg, SK) to speak to teachers and
students about Internet safety, cyberbullying, digital citizenship, and emerging
technologies, (2007).
• Worked with and hosted two Campus for All students in September 2007
sections of ECMP 355.
• Attendance of the Education Student Society meet-and-greet events, and
support for their communicative technologies.
• Acted as a technical consultant for the Saskatchewan Regional Centre of
Expertise for Sustainable Development (SK RCE)
• Participated with Peta White with a World Day Webcastathon. (2008).
• Participated in aboriginal awareness training (2008)
• Was a guest (twice) on the popular Women of Web 2.0 show where we spoke
about the shape of educational technology in Canada vs. the US.
• Was a guest on Edtech Weekly, a weekly round-up of the news in

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educational technology from around the world.
• Was a guest on 21st Century Learning to speak about bridges between school
districts and teacher education.
• Participated and helped to create a podcast regarding copyright issues in
Canada with Dr. Michael Geist, Professor and Canada Research Chair of Internet and
E-Commerce at the University of Ottawa.
• Consulted on the first Massive Open Online Course, a course with over 2000
participants from around the world.
• Was invited to a meeting as a consultant with Human Resources and Skills
Development Canada in Vancouver (July 2009) regarding openness, elearning, and
the role of formal institutions in education.
• Helped to found the University of Regina’s Social Media User Group
(URSMUG)
• I volunteer at my daughter’s arts-based preschool.
• I am involved in the annual Dragon Boat Races as the steersperson for the
UR Paddlers.

PRESS My work has been featured in the following press stories since 2008.
MENTIONS &
INTERVIEWS • Star Phoenix (2009). Interviewed for article titled “Civic candidates all a-Twitter:
Social networking sites play role in campaigns for Saskatoon council”.
Saskatoon, SK.
• Degrees (2009). Interviewed for article titled “They apps of their eye“. Regina,
SK.
• The Sheaf (2009). “Don’t give a damn about the broadband: Canada places 30th
internationally in Internet quality“. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.
• Education Week: LeaderTalk (2009). My course was recommmended in the
article “Walking the Talk“. Editorial Projects in Education, Bethusa, MD, USA.
• CBC Television, News at 6 (2009). Featured in a television news clip about the
emergence of Twitter. Regina, SK.
• CBC Morning Edition (2009). Guest of Sheila Cole, interviewed about the
impact of Twitter on teaching & learning. Regina, SK.
• Chronicle of Higher Education (2009). Interviewed for the article “When
Professors Create Social Networks for Classes, Some Students See a ‘Creepy
Treehouse“. Washington, D.C., USA.
• CBC Morning Edition (2009). Guest of Sheila Cole, interviewed about the use of
cellular phones in the classroom. Regina, SK.
• Blue Sky Radio, CBC Saskatchewan (2009). Interviewed regarding a false
amber alert and the implications of computer fraud. Regina, SK.
• The Carillon (2009). Featured in a prominent article titled “Taking the Web to
School & Vice Versa” regarding the work I have been doing with my open
courses. University of Regina, Regina, SK.
• UDaily (2009). Featured in a University Delaware piece titled “Using Technology
& Social Networks to Educate Today’s Students“. Newark, DE, USA.
• U of R Report (2009). Featured in the article “Social media creates new ways to
share ideas“. University of Regina, Regina, SK.
• Rod’s Pulse Podcast (2009). Interviewed for Rod’s Podcast, an audio show out of
the University of Sciences in Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA.
• Star Phoenix (2008). Featured in the article “University students face temptation
to cheat“. Saskatoon, SK.
• The Sheaf (2008). Featured in the article “Copyright vs. Copyleft“. University of
Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.

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• Chronicle of Higher Education (2008). Featured in the article “More ‘Open
Teaching’ Courses, and What They Could Mean for Colleges“. Washington,
D.C., USA.
• BlueSky Radio, CBC Saskatchewan (2008). Mentioned several times within a
discussion regarding teaching & learning. Audio available here. Regina, SK
• eSchool News (2008). Featured in the article “Schools Grapple with Teachers’
Facebook Use“. Bethesda, MD, USA.

REFERENCES Dr. Richard Schwier, Curriculum Studies


College of Education, University of Saskatchewan
 (306) 966-7641

Dr. Liz Cooper


Faculty of Education, University of Regina
 (306) 585-4518

Dr. Lace Brogden


Faculty of Education, University of Regina
 (306) 585-5606

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