I am Associate Director, Learning Technologies & Design, in the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Calgary. My portfolio includes the Learning Technologies Group and the Learning & Instructional Design Group, as well as our graduate student Learning Technology Coaches. I am fortunate to work with an absolutely amazing team, and am constantly inspired and impressed by the work they do. Which means that I have the best job on campus.
I am a PhD graduand in the interdisciplinary Computational Media Design program at the University of Calgary, where I explore the connections between the built environment (spaces and technologies), performance (what people do, the actions they perform), and their effects on teaching and learning.
My dissertation explored ways to integrate HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) and SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) by adapting concepts and research methods from the design and study of video games. (TL;DR: concepts from the design and study of video games map REALLY nicely onto SoTL research approaches, and connect with how we describe and analyze teaching and learning, course design, and the experiences of students and instructors.)
Parts of my dissertation are now available online, and the full dissertation will be available when the University’s publication embargo is lifted after convocation.
- Displaying Hierarchical Lists of Files With Obsidian and Dataview
- How I use Obsidian to Manage My Note-taking Workflow
- On Video Games for Teaching and Learning
- Does This Android Dream of Electric Sheep?
- ChatGPT Designs a University Learning Space Design Evaluation Plan
- Onward to 2023
- 2022 365 Photos
- Recording of My Dissertation Grad Seminar - The Teaching Game
- ChatGPT Writes a Dissertation
- On the iPhone 14 Pro Lenses
- 25 Years of Edtech: In Search of Learning Objects
- Interview: UCalgary's What the Tech Podcast
- Reclaiming Educational Technology Part 4: Higher Ed and startup cultures
- Reclaiming Educational Technology Part 3: Flexible and open
- Reclaiming Educational Technology Part 2: Fostering a culture of innovation