Curriculum Vitae


D’Arcy Norman, PhD

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Education

PhD, Computational Media Design - University of Calgary - 2023

Dissertation: The Teaching Game: Integrating HCI and SoTL By Adapting Video Game Research Methods (pdf download)

Master of Science, Educational Technology - University of Calgary - 2013

Thesis: A Case Study Using the Community of Inquiry Framework to Analyze Online Discussions in WordPress and Blackboard in a Graduate Course. (pdf download)

Bachelor of Education, Secondary Science - University of Calgary - 1995

Bachelor of Science, Zoology - University of Calgary - 1992

Grants

University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Grants:

2022 (transferred): Teaching and Learning using Flipped Learning Strategies – how are these strategies applied within different disciplines in a higher education context? Isabelle Barrette-Ng & Patrick Kelly. $13K.

Awards

Book Chapters

Goldsworthy, S., Kenny, N., Norman, D., Kelly, P. (2020). Updating the Traditional Classroom. in Page-Cutura, K., Bradley, P. (editors). The Role of the Nurse Educator in Canada. pp.171-198, Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, Ottawa.

Peer-reviewed publications

Norman, D. (2023). The teaching game: integrating HCI and SoTL by adapting video game research methods (Doctoral thesis, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada). Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/1880/115879

Quitter, T., Mostafa, A., Norman, D., Miede, A., Sharlin, E., & Finn, P. (2017). Humanoid Robot Instructors for Industrial Assembly Tasks. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Human Agent Interaction (HAI ‘17). ACM, New York, NY, USA. DOI 10.1145/3125739.3125760

Norman, D. (2013). A Case Study Using the Community of Inquiry Framework to Analyze Online Discussions in WordPress and Blackboard in a Graduate Course (Master’s thesis, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada). Retrieved from https://prism.ucalgary.ca. doi:10.11575/PRISM/24645

LaMar, M., Archer, J., Hapgood, T., Norman, D., & Wang, T. (2005), Architecting the Elephant: Software Architecture and User Interface Design for Pachyderm 2.0, in D. Bearman & J. Trant (Eds.) Museums and the Web, Selected Papers from an International Conference, Archives & Museum Informatics, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (2005).

Magee, M., Norman, D., & Wood, J. (2002). Building Digital Books with Dublin Core and IMS Content Packaging. DC-2002: Metadata for e-Communities: Supporting Diversity and Convergence, Florence, October, 13-17, 2002. pp.91-96

Conference presentations and seminars

Norman, D. & Parker, M. (2024). A Responsive, Student-led Architecture Video Game WIL Design Studio: Designing and evaluating innovating learning spaces using Unreal Engine 5 as an architecture tool. University of Calgary Conference on Post-Secondary Learning and Teaching. (Regional conference – Alberta).

Norman, D., Anselmo, L., Kendon, T., Majekolagbe, F., Samuel, C., & Yao, J. (2024). AI Use in Law Student Papers. Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch. (Invited webinar - Professional organization - Online).

Norman, D., & Kelly, P. (2024). Lunch with EDNA: Teaching Strategies for Learning in/across a Variety of Physical Learning Spaces. Educational Developers Network of Alberta. January 17, 2024. (Invited speaker. Professional organization - Online).

Reid, L., Kenny, N., & Norman, D. (2023). The good, the bad, and the ugly: Lessons learned from designing a building to support active learning. 67th Annual Association of University Architects Conference. (Invited speaker. International conference - Calgary, Alberta).

Norman, D. (2023). A Framework to Integrate SoTL and HCI Research Approaches. University of Calgary Conference on Post-Secondary Learning and Teaching. (Regional conference – Alberta).

Norman, D., Behjat, L., Flynn, C., Steele, J., & Jinnah Morsette, S. (2023). Ignite Presentations and Panel Discussion. University of Calgary Conference on Post-Secondary Learning and Teaching. (Organizer and moderator. Regional conference – Alberta).

Norman, D. (2022). The Teaching Game. Graduate Seminar. December 22, 2022. (University of Calgary).

Norman, D., Oehlberg, L., Verwaal, N., & Gilfillan, N. (2022). Teaching in Today’s Classrooms: Strategies for Engaging Students in a Variety of Spaces. Taylor Institute for Teaching & Learning Teaching Days 2022. August 25, 2022. (University of Calgary conference - online). Panel discussion (moderator).

Norman, D. & Hurrell, C. (2022). postcards from futures of teaching and learning. Campus Stores Canada Annual Conference 2022. January 31, 2022 (National conference - online). Invited keynote presentation.

Marette, C., Norman, D., Wang, D., & Basiri, M. (2021). You get what you assess: Competency-based education in the digital era. EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2021. Philadelphia. (International conference - online). Panel discussion.

Norman, D., & Kelly, P. (2019). Integrating a video platform as a core campus learning technology. COHERE 2019. Nov. 15, 2019. (National conference - University of Calgary). Roundtable presentation.

Dyjur, P., Bair, H., Kelly, P., Yu, L., Norman, D., Arguera, N., Reid, L., Kenny, N. (2017). Chopped: Design Edition. Werklund IDEAS 2017. May 5, 2017. (Regional conference - University of Calgary). Oral presentation.

Norman, D. (2017). Advanced Learning Technologies. University of Calgary Graduate Students Association Peer Beyond Symposium. February 22, 2017. (Local conference - University of Calgary). Invited speaker.

Norman, D. (2017). Communities of Practice at the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting. February 14, 2017. (International conference - Houston, USA). Poster session.

Norman, D. (2016). What happens when universities come out to play? Discovery Education Network: Ignite your passion for discovery: Calgary edition. May 12, 2016. (Regional conference - Calgary). Oral presentation.

Norman, D. & Lamb, B. (2016). Innovation Beyond the LMS. 2016 University of Calgary Conference on Post-Secondary Learning and Teaching. (Regional conference – Alberta). Poster session.

Norman, D. (2015). Implementing a University-wide Learning Technologies Coaches Program. 2015 MIIETL Research on Teaching & Learning Conference, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. (Regional conference – Ontario). Oral presentation.

Norman, D. (2015). Migrating to a New Platform: Lessons Learned and Creating an Effective Support Model. D2L Fusion 2015. (International conference - USA). Oral presentation.

Norman, D. (2015). Student Signup Manager: Extending the Groups Feature using a D2L Valence Application. D2L Fusion 2015. (International conference - USA). Oral presentation.

Norman, D. (2015). Student Signup Manager: Extending D2L’s Groups Tool Using a Valence Application. D2L Ignite Calgary Regional Conference. (Regional conference - Calgary). Oral presentation.

Norman, D. (2014). Engaging a Campus Community to Facilitate Change. Canadian Network for Innovation in Education 2014 Annual Conference, Kamloops, BC, Canada. (National conference – Canada). Oral presentation.

Norman. D. (2013). Community of Inquiry in an Online Course. 2013 University of Calgary Conference on Post-Secondary Learning and Teaching. (Regional conference – Alberta). Oral presentation. (Master’s degree work)

Norman, D., & Jacobsen, M. (2012). Private vs. Public? Blogs vs. LMS? An Educational Technology Webinar. University of Calgary, Faculty of Education, November 22, 2012.

Norman, D. (2012). Rethinking a Course: The Student as Teacher in Digital Storytelling. 2012 Canadian Learning Commons Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (National conference – Canada). Oral presentation.

Norman, D. (2011). Panel: #ds106radio4life: How Open Web Radio Will Change You. Northern Voice

Norman, D. (2011). Thinking Beyond the LMS- Considering the Possibilities. International Blended Learning Conference

McIntyre, S., Cygman, L., Doherty, I., Norman, D., Blackall, L., Matheos, K., & Ellerman, E. (moderator). (2010). [Panel: Social media in education]8. Making Sense of Social Media Symposium. Athabasca University. (Edmonton, Alberta). Panel discussion.

Norman, D. (2009). [Identity in the age of the open classroom]9. From Courses to Dis/Course: Exploring the future of courses conference. University of Manitoba. (Online conference - Canada). Oral presentation.

Norman, D. (2009). Openness and Identity. Open Education 2009 Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada. (International conference). Oral presentation.

Norman, D. (2009). [Finding Free Resources Online]10. University of Calgary - Faculty Technology Days 2009

Norman, D. (2009). Edublogger Hootenanny. Northern Voice 2009.

Norman, D., Pival, P., & Bakardjieva, M. (2008). Social Networking in the Academy Keynote Panel. Faculty Technology Days. University of Calgary.

Norman, D. (2008). Weblogs as Personal Repositories. Faculty Technology Days. University of Calgary.

Lott, C., Lamb, B., Leslie, S., Groom, J., Norman, D.. (2008). The Blog is Dead, Long Live the Blogger. Northern Voice 2008. Vancouver, BC.

Lamb, B., Groom, J., & Fitzgerald, B., Norman, D.. (2008). Don’t Call it a Blog, Call it an Educational Publishing Platform. Northern Voice 2008. Vancouver, BC.

Groom, J. & Norman, D. (2007). Out of Print. Open Education 2007 Annual Conference, Logan, Utah, USA. (International conference). Oral presentation.

Levine. A., Lamb, B., & Norman, D. (2007). [More Than Cool Tools]14. K12Online. (Online conference). Oral presentation.

Lamb, B., Norman, D.. (2007). Opening Reception Keynote: Canadian eLearning Video Party. Canadian eLearning Conference. Edmonton, Alberta.

Lott, C., Currie, S., Beasley-Murray, J., Lamb, B., Norman, D.. (2007) Panel: Social Software for Learning Environments. Northern Voice 2007. Vancouver, BC.

Levine, A., Lamb, B., Norman, D. (2007). Open, Connected, and Social. MacLearningEnvironments.org Webcast. Online.

Dyjur, P. & Norman, D. (2006). ePortfolios. Interface 2006, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. (Regional conference – Alberta). Oral presentation.

Downes, S., Lamb, B. & Norman, D. (2006). Closing Keynote. BCEdOnline 2006, Vancouver, BC, Canada. (Regional conference – British Columbia). Oral presentation.

Norman, D., Lamb, B., Leslie, S., Levine, A. (2006). EduBlogger Hootenanny. Northern Voice 2006. Vancouver, BC.

Lamb, B., Norman, D. (2006). Social Software Workshop. BCCampus ETUG 2006. Courteney, BC.

Norman, D. (2006). Read/Write Web. University of Calgary.

Archer, J., Huang, K.C. & Norman, D. (2005). Creative Action at a Distance. New Media Consortium 2005 Summer Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. (International conference). Oral presentation.

Norman, D. (2005). [Intro to Podcasting]26. Alberta Distance Education and Training Association. (Webinar). Oral presentation.

Archer, J., Norman, D., Samis, P., & Johnston, L. (2005). [Introducing Pachyderm]22. Museums and the Web 2005. (International conference). Oral presentation.

Norman, D. (2005). Intro to Wiki. University of Calgary.

Norman, D. (2005). Intro to Weblogs and RSS. University of Calgary.

Norman, D. (2005). Weblogs and Wikis. Faculty Technology Days. University of Calgary.

Lamb, B., Levine, A., Norman, D. (2005). Social Software Salon. Northern Voice 2005. Vancouver, BC.

Lamb, B., Levine, A. & Norman, D. (2004). Small Pieces Loosely Joined. New Media Consortium 2004 Summer Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada. (International conference). Oral presentation.

Levine, A., Lamb, B., Norman, D. (2003). [What’s the Fuss About RSS?]27 (with Alan Levine and Brian Lamb). EDUCAUSE Learning Objects Virtual Community of Practice. (Webinar). Oral presentation.

Norman, D. (2003). Learning Object Repositories. University of Calgary.

Resources

Wright, A. C., Dyjur, P., Norman, D., & Kelly, P. (2022). Guiding principles of effective blended and online course design. Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. Calgary: University of Calgary. (summarized in the Designing Online Assessments module in the Taylor Institute’s resource catalog)

Anselmo, L., Bair, H., Dyjur, P., Kendon, T., Mok-Kulakova, I., Norman, D., Pletnyova, A., Saito, K., Wright, A., & Yu, L. (2021). Learning Module: Adaptable Course Design. Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. Calgary: University of Calgary.

Dyjur, P., Kelly, P., Yu, L., Bair, H., Pedersen, R., & Norman, D. (2020). Course Design Program Manual. Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. Calgary: University of Calgary.

Service

University Committees

  • AI Task Force (2023-)
  • ELMS (Enterprise Learning Management Steering Committee) (member, 2023-)
  • Learning Spaces Team (member, 2023-)
  • USRI Technology Implementation Steering Committee (2022-)
  • Learning Technologies Advisory Committee. (Co-chair, 2019-)
  • Information Asset Management Committee. (GFC TLC Representative, 2019-)
  • University of Calgary Teaching & Learning Grants adjudication. (2017-)
  • General Faculties Council, Teaching & Learning Committee. (Non-voting member, 2015-)
  • Copyright Committee. (member, 2015-)

Departmental Committees

  • Taylor Institute Program Approval Committee. (2021-)
  • Taylor Institute Indigenous Strategy Working Group. (2021-)
  • Taylor Institute Learning Spaces Working Group. (Co-chair, 2020-)
  • Faculty of Nursing Community of Scholarship of Teaching, Learning and Technology committee. (TI representative, 2018)
  • Taylor Institute Conference Committee. (2015-)

Reports

In the media

Deighton, K. (2021-04-13). Online Proctoring Programs Try to Ease the Tensions of Remote Testing. The Wall Street Journal. https://www.wsj.com/articles/online-proctoring-programs-try-to-ease-the-tensions-of-remote-testing-11618304400

Dujay, J. (2020-04-13). Companies partner to manage digital credentials. Canadian HR Reporter. https://www.hrreporter.com/focus-areas/recruitment-and-staffing/companies-partner-to-manage-digital-credentials/328077

Staff. (2008-11-12). Bikes in Calgary. CBC Radio News. https://darcynorman.net/2008/11/12/radio-interview-on-biking-in-calgary/

Staff. (2005-07-16). Podcasting changes the future of broadcasting. FastForward Magazine. http://www.ffwdweekly.com/Issues/2005/0616/tech.htm

Go, S.L. & Roberts, C. (2005). Podcasting. Technical Knockout. Global TV. http://technicalknockout.tv


  1. $10,000. Funding declined because of full time employment at the University of Calgary. The scholarship has since been discontinued by the Province of Alberta, and all official traces of it appear to have been removed from the Province’s website. ↩︎