Assistant Professor – Faculty of Education

University of Victoria.  2015 – Present

I teach in the area of Educational Technology. My research focuses on the design and development of virtual environments, simulations, and immersive experiences.

President & CEO / Director – Instructional Media & Design

eGEN Technologies Inc.      2009 – Present
eGEN Technologies Inc. is an educational media firm specializing in learning design, simulation design, performance technologies, e-Learning, courseware, and simulation design.

President & CEO / Director – Instructional Media & Design

Montage Studios Inc.      1999 – 2015
Montage Studios is an film production, multimedia, and educational media and design firm.  Our services include instructional design, course design, and training services to government, private industry, and educational institutions.

Science Teacher

Ross Sheppard High School.       1999-2001
High school science teacher. Courses taught include: IB Biology 15, Physics 20, Chemistry 20, Biology 20, Science 10, 14, 24.

CONSULTING

Instructional Design Consultant

NextGenu.org      2012-2013
As instructional design consultant for nextgenu.org, I assisted in interface design and content layout design.

Instructional Design Consultant and Developer

Harvard Graduate School of Education      2010 – 2011
VPA: Virtual Performance Assessment
As Instructional design consultant for the VPA: Virtual Performance Project, I consulted on the design and development of two 3D immersive environments for the assessment of science inquiry skills for middle grade aged students.

Instructional Design Consultant and Developer

Harvard Graduate School of Education      2010 – 2011
TESLA: Transforming Engagement of Students in Learning Algebra
As Instructional design consultant for the TESLA: Transforming Engagement of Students in Learning Algebra project, I consulted on the design and development of a 3D immersive environment for the exploration of mathematical puzzles.

Instructional Design and Quality Assurance Consultant

Government of Alberta                                                                                      2002-2004
As the instructional design and quality assurance consultant, I oversaw and consulted on numerous government initiatives in the implementation and design of e-textbooks, learning objects, and course design.

ADVISORY BOARDS AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Educational Neuroscience Advisory Board Member

University of Victoria      2015 – Present

Masters in Instructional Technology M.Sc Advisory Board Member

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)      2015 – Present

Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit (CSICU) Patient & Family Advisor

Providence Health Care     2014 – Present

Board of Directors Member

Digital Alberta Association     2003 – 2004

TEACHING AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Education, University of Victoria      2015 – Present
I teach in the area of educational technology.  Courses taught EDCI 335: Learning Design, EDCI 336: Technology Innovation in Education, EDCI 338: Social Media and Personalized Learning, EDCI 339: Distributed and Open Learning. My research focuses on the design and development of virtual environments, simulations, and immersive experiences.

Sessional Instructor

EDUC 335: Learning Design
Faculty of Education, University of Victoria      2013-2014
An introduction to the practice of learning design and its application to interactive learning environments. Students will explore the principles of learning design; examine how they can maximize the effectiveness, efficiency and appeal of learning experiences for learners; and teach for understanding. Students will have the opportunity to plan, design, and develop an interactive learning environment using the latest technology tools specifically for teaching and learning.

Sessional Instructor

EDUC 320: Instructional Psychology
Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University      2009
Examines theories of instruction and research about learning, motivation, individual differences, and social environments as foundations for designing instruction. Topics include: models of cognition; models of motivation and beliefs; metacognition, self-regulated learning, and learning skills; problem solving and transfer; cognitive processing models of instruction in mathematics, science, social studies, reading and composition.

Research Assistant

ENGRAMMETRON
Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University      2008 – 2010
As a research assistant for this SSHRC funded project lead by Dr.Stephen Campbell, I am researching the possibilities of math education in the 3D online world of Second Life. As a part of this research team, I’m the Chief Architect and Programmer of David Wheeler Island in the 3D immersive world of Second Life.

Research Assistant

Collaborative Research in Video Mediated Environments
Faculty of Education, University of Alberta            2002-2004
As research assistant on this SSHRC funded project lead by Dr. Craig Montgomerie I served as a hybrid teaching consultant and assisted in the development of the integrated hybrid learning suites at the University of Alberta and Fort Vermillion school district.

Teaching Assistant and Grader

EDIT 202: Instructional Applications of Technology
EDIT 488: Instructional Technology and Communication
EDIT 571: Instructional Technology and Communication
Faculty of Education, University of Alberta            2001-2003
As a teaching assistant on this project lead by Dr.Mike Szabo and Dr.Craig Montgomerie, my role was to assist undergraduate and graduate learners in the Instructional technology and communication course and provide overall guidance during the completion of the course materials and assessments.

Science Teacher

Ross Sheppard High School 1999-2001
High school science teacher. Courses taught include: IB Biology 15, Physics 20, Chemistry 20, Biology 20, Science 10, 14, 24.

Science and Astronomy Interpreter

The Edmonton Space and Sciences Centre          1998-1999

Astronomy Interpreter

FAB Observatory, Department of Physics, University of Alberta 1998-1999

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