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UNESCO/COL Chair Rory McGreal

Curriculum Vitae

Rory McGreal

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

2011-present    
Professor, Director of TEKRI & UNESCO/COL Chair in OER

2001-2011    
Professor and Associate Vice President Research, Athabasca University, Athabasca, AB.

1993-2001    
Executive Director, TeleEducation NB Télééducation & CEO, NB Distance Education Network Inc.,

1990-1992     
Distance education school liaison supervisor, Contact North/Contact Nord, Sudbury, N. Ontario.

1989-1990    
Professional officer, Memorial University Faculty Association, St. John's, NF.

1988-1989    
Enseignant,  Basic & Technical ESL program, Polyvalente des Sources CS Baldwin-Cartier, Québec.

1986-1988    
Coordinator of technical English Second Language (ESL) program and Computer Assisted Lang. Learning (CALL), Univ. of Bahrain, Isa Town, Bahrain.

1984-1986    
English Second Language (ESL) lecturer in technology and CALL course designer. U of Petroleum & Minerals (now King Fahd Univ.), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

1983-1984    
ESL Language Laboratory coordinator. Concordia U., Montreal.

1981-1983    
Chair of ESL for Technology, National Youth Service, Seychelles, Indian Ocean.

1979-1981    
President, Eastern Quebec Teachers Association, Quebec City.

1977-1979    
High school teacher (aboriginals/francophones), Schefferville, QC; animateur for McGill telecourses.

1968-1972    
Itinerant traveller/labourer in Canada, Ireland, and Europe.

AWARDS   
UNESCO/ Commonwealth of Learning Chair in Open Educational Resources 2011

Int’l E-Learning Award - Mobile Learning, Int’l Conf on Interactive Collaborative Learning, 2011 (team)

Alberta Science and Research Authority Infrastructure Award 2004

New Opportunities Fund Award, Canadian Foundation for Innovation, 2003

Charles & Mildred Wedemeyer award - Distance Education Practitioner Aug. 2002

Elearning Magazine Recognizing the Champions, April 2002

West Virginia Workforce Training Board Honorary Member October 2002

CANARIE Awards outstanding contributions to the elearning program1999 & 2002

TeleLearning Research Network NCE Award 2000

Stellar speaker: Council for Advancement and Support of Education, 2000   

Killam Scholarship, Concordia University, 1983

EDUCATION
1992-1999    
PhD from the School for Computer and Information Sciences, Nova Southeastern U (Computing Technology in Education).  Doctoral dissertation:  TeleEducation NB: A systems analysis of a province-wide distributed distance learning network.

1983-1985    
Cours (3) les ordinateurs et la formation TéléUniversité du Québec.

1983-1984    
Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics-TESOL -  Instructional Design) Concordia University, Montreal. Thesis: A Curriculum development project for the National Youth Service, Seychelles, Indian Ocean

1980-1981    
Certificat: Français pour les non-francophones, Université Laval, Québec.

1977-1980    
Certificate in Second Language Teaching, McGill.

1977        
Certificate in Russian for Teachers, Pushkin Inst., Moscow, USSR.

1976-1977    
Master of Arts (History) -incomplete, Dalhousie, Halifax.

1975-1976    
Bachelor of Education (Language Teaching), Dalhousie University.

1973-1975    
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Russian & History, McGill.

1972-1973    
First Year at University of Waterloo.

PUBLICATIONS

Books & monographs

Graf, S., Lin, F., Kinshuk, & McGreal, R. (Eds.). (2012). Intelligent and adaptive learning systems: Technology enhanced support for learners and teachers. Hershey PA: IGI Global. [5%]

McGreal, R. (Ed.) (2004). Online Education Using Learning Objects. London: Routledge/Falmer.

Innes, J., Lewis, B., Massey, C., McGreal, R., & Smith, R. (1998, September 25). Technology-mediated learning: Current initiatives and implications for higher education, Retrieved from http://www2.sfu.ca/tpi/cmec.htm     [15%]
Baker, D., & McGreal, R. (1989). SYSTEM: English for Computer Science - an ESP text for technology students. Isa Town, Bahrain: University of Bahrain. [50%]

Book chapters

McGreal, R., Geng, H., Tin, T. & Harkness, D. J. (2010) The Athabasca University Library Digital Reading Room: An IPhone prototype implementation. In G. Needham, & M. Ally (Eds.) M-libraries 2: A virtual library in everyone’s pocket. Facet Publishing: London.

Stewart, B., Briton, D., Gismondi, M., Heller, B., Kennepohl, D., McGreal, R., et al. (2009). Chapter XIII: Choosing MOODLE: An evaluation of learning management systems at Athabasca In M. R. Syed (Ed.), Methods and Applications for Advancing Distance Education Technologies: International Issues and Solutions. (Vol. 3 Advances in Distance Education Technologies Book Series). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. [Reprint]

McGreal, R., & Anderson, T. (2009). Research and practice of elearning in Canada 2008. In M. R. Syed (Ed.), Methods and Applications for Advancing Distance Education Technologies: International Issues and Solutions (Vol. 3 Advances in Distance Education Technologies Book Series). Hershey PA: IGI Global.

Ally, M., McGreal, R., Schafer, S., Tin, T., & Cheung, B. (2008). Use of a mobile digital library for mobile learning. In G. Needham & M. Ally (Eds.), Mlibraties: Libraries on the move to provide virtual access (pp. 217 - 227). London: Facet Publishing.

McGreal, R. (2008). A typology of  learning object repositories. In H. H. Adelsberger, Kinshuk, J. M. Pawlowski & D. Sampson (Eds.), Handbook on information technologies for education and training. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.

McGreal, R., Anderson, T., Babin, G., Downes, S., Friesen, N., Harrigan, K., et al. (2006). Edusource: Canada's learning object repository network [reprint]. In G. Doctor (Ed.), Knowledge sharing in academic institutions (pp. 197 -222). Hyderabad: Icfai University Press.

McGreal, R. (2006). Learning objects: A practical definition [reprint]. In G. Doctor (Ed.), Knowledge sharing in academic institutions (pp. 3 - 18). Hyderabad: Icfai University Press.

McGreal, R. (2006). Stealing the goose: Copyright and learning. [reprint] In J. Caswell, P. G. Haschak & D. Asherman (Eds.), New challenges facing academic librarians today: Electronic journals, archival digitization, document delivery, etc. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press.

McGreal, R., & Elliott, M. (2004). Technologies of online learning (elearning). In T. Anderson & F. Elloumi (Eds.), Theory and Practice of Online Learning (pp. 115 - 136). Athabasca, AB: Athabasca University. Retrieved from http://cde.athabascau.ca/online_book/pdf/TPOL_chp05.pdf  [50%]

Richards, G., Hatala, M., & McGreal, R. (2004). POOL, POND and SPLASH: Portals for online objects for learning. In R. McGreal (Ed.), Online Education Using Learning Objects (pp. 236 - 243). London: Routledge/Falmer.  [25%]

Yang Cao, Fuhua Lin, McGreal, R., Schafer, S., Friesen, N., Tin, T., et al. (2004). Facilitating e-Learning with a MARC to IEEE LOM metadata crosswalk application. In B. Orchard, C. Yang & M. Ali (Eds.), Innovations in Applied Artificial Intelligence (pp. 739-748.). New York: Springer.  [25%

McGreal, R. (2003). World Wide Web. In K. E. Rudestam, A. D. Stefano & R. Silverman (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning (pp. 240 - 242). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publicatons

McGreal, R. (2003). New Brunswick, Canada: Building a knowledge economy with elearning. In R. S. Keating (Ed.), Distance Learning Administration: Managing in the New Frontier. Madison, WI: Atwood Publishing (unavailable?).

McGreal, R. (2002). TeleEducation NB: A case study of the implementation of a Canadian province-wide distributed distance learning network. In V. V.

Reddy & M. Srivastava (Eds.), Towards Virtualization: Open and distance learning (Vol. 1). New Delhi:  Indira Gandhi National Open University (India).
Innes, J., McGreal, R., & Roberts, A. (2002). Metadata specifications. In H. H. Adelsberger & B. Collis & J. M. Pawlowski (Eds.), Handbook on information technologies for education and training (pp. 273 - 288). Stuttgart: Springer-Verlag. [30%]

McGreal, R. (2001). TeleEducation NB: Problems with integrating technology into a province-wide distributed distance learning network. In Z. Berge (Ed.),
Sustaining Distance Education and Training. pp. 312-328. San Francisco:
Jossey-Bass.

McGreal, R. (2000).  Internet som inlärningsmiljö. In Nyberg, R. and Strandvall, T. (Eds.) Utbilda via Internet: Handbok i IT-pedagogik. pp. 170-179. Vasa, Finland:E-LearnIT. {Update, translation, and adaptation of McGreal, 1997 Cyrs book chapter.}

McGreal, R. (2000). McGreal's database: A course taxonomy. In D. Keegan, Distance training: Taking stock at a time of change (pp. 97 - 99). London: Routledge-Falmer.

McGreal, R. (2000). TeleCampus Online Course Directory. In B. Mann (Ed.), Perspectives in Web Course Management . pp. 103-115. St. John's: Canadian Scholars Press.

McGreal, R. (1997). Restructuring Education and the Information Highway. In Z. L. Berge & M. P. Collins (Eds.), Wired Together: Computer-Mediated Communication in K-12: Perspectives and Instructional Design (Vol. 1,). Creskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

McGreal, R. (1997). The Internet: A Learning Environment. In T. Cyrs (Ed.), Distance Learning Techniques: Jossey-Bass.

McGreal, R. (1994). TeleEducation NB: The College sector 1993-1994. In Commonwealth. of Learning (Ed.), Colleges reaching out: Report on the status of distance education in Canadian colleges and technical institutes, (pp. 77 - 87). Vancouver: Commonwealth of Learning.

McGreal, R. (1993). Distance Education of Teachers in Canada. In P. Farkas, R. Cornell, C. Saar, & J. Armstrong (Eds.), An International Survey of Distance Education and Teacher Training: From Smoke Signals to Satellite . Orlando FL: University of Central Florida.(Lin et al., 2008)

Refereed Journal Articles

McGreal, R., & Chen, N.-S. (2011). AUPress: A Comparison of an Open Access University Press with Traditional Presses. Educational Technology & Society, 14(3), 231 - 239. Retrieved from http://www.ifets.info/journals/14_3/19.pdf  [90%]

McGreal, R. (2010). A case study of an international e-learning training division: Meeting objectives. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 11. Retrieved from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl
Harkness, D., & McGreal, R. (2010). AU Press on Iphone: A Stanza implementation. World Academy of Science, Engineeering and Technology, 63, 137 -141. [50%]

Lin, F., Graf, S., Kinshuk, & McGreal, R. (2009). Adaptive and intelligent web-based educational systems. International Journal of Web-base Learning and Teaching Technologies, 1(1), i-iii. [10%]

Lin, F., Kinshuk, McGreal, R., Leung, S., Dunwei, Wen, et al. (2008). e-Advisor: A web-based intelligent system for academic advising. International Transactions on Systems Science and Applications, 4(1), 89 -98. [15%]

Stewart, B., Briton, D., Gismondi, M., Heller, B., Kennepohl, D., McGreal, R., et al. (2007). Choosing MOODLE: An evaluation of learning management systems at Athabasca University. International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 5(3), 1 - 15. [20%]

McGreal, R., & Anderson, T. (2007). E-learning in Canada. International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 5(1), 1 - 6. [50%]

McGreal, R. (2006). Mobile technologies and the future of global education [Electronic Version]. Open Praxis, 1(1). Retrieved from http://www.openpraxis.com/  [Reprint from ICDE 2005, Delhi]

Cleveland-Innis, M., McGreal, R., Anderson, T., Friesen, N., Graham, R., Moisey, S., et al. (2005). The Athabasca University eduSource Project: Building an accessible learning object repository. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 21(3), 367 - 381. Retrieved from http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet21/res/cleveland-innes.html [33%]

McGreal, R. (2005, August). Copyright wars and learning objects. International Journal of Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2(3), 151 -163.

McGreal, R. (2004, November).Stealing the goose: Copyright and learning. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 5(3). Retrieved from http://www.irrodl.org/content/v5.3/mcgreal.html

McGreal, R. (2004, September 4). Learning objects: A practical definition. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning (IJITDL), 9(1). Retrieved from http://www.itdl.org/Journal/Sep_04/article02.htm [Adapted]

Richards, G., McGreal, R., Hatala, M., & Friesen, N. (2003). The evolution of learning object repository technologies: Portals for On-line Objects for Learning [Electronic Version]. Journal of Distance Education, 17(3). [20%] Retrieved from http://cade.athabascau.ca/vol17.3/richards.pdf   {developed from ISITEC paper}

Friesen, N., & McGreal, R. (2002). Learning object and metadata specification bodies. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2(3). [35%]

McGreal, R. (2000). The TeleEducation NB Programme Development Fund: Using distance education to promote economic development. pp. 21-38. Journal of Distance Education, XV(1).

McGreal, R. (1998). Information technology and telecommunications: A course on the World Wide Web. Journal of Distance Education, XII (1/2), pp. 1 - 18.

McGreal, R. (1998). Integrated distributed learning environments on the Internet: A survey. Educational Technology Review, Spring/Summer (9), 25 - 31.

McGreal, R. (1998). TeleEducation NB: Developing a provincial learning industry. T.H.E. Journal, 25 (6), 47-49.

McGreal, R. (1995). A heterogeneous distributed database system for distance education networks. The American Journal of Distance Education, 9 (1), 27-43.

McGreal, R. (1994, Dekabr'). Otchet podkomiteta konsul'tatsionnogo soveta obrazovatel'noy seti New Brunswick Distance Education Network po vyboru sistemy audiografiki dlia vedenia telekonferentsiy [Electronic version]. Interaktivniy djurnal distantsionnogo obrazobania i sviazi, 8(1) Retrieved from  http://oasis.secna.ru/russian/publish/distant/v8.1/dm81p63.htm

McGreal, R. (1994). Canadian province utilizes distance learning in new "Knowledge Economy". ED, Education at a Distance, 9 (1), 6-9.

McGreal, R. (1994). Comparison of the attitudes of learners taking audiographic teleconferencing courses in secondary schools in Northern Ontario. InterPersonal Computing and Technology Journal, 2 (4), 11-23. Retrieved April 7, 2003 from http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~ipct-j/1994/n4/mcgreal.txt

McGreal, R. (1994). The New Brunswick net: The 21st century now. IPCT Journal, 2(1) Retrieved from http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~ipct-j/1994/n1/mcgreal.txt

McGreal, R. (1994). Pedagogical screen design principals for graphics in teleconferencing. ED  Journal, 8 (2), 10-14.

McGreal, R., Simand, B., Tobin, L., & Violette, G. (1992). Electronic site tours: Museums and other cultural institutions visit Northern Ontario electronically. Journal of Distance Education, VII (1), 88 - 90. [80%]

McGreal, R., Simand, B. (1992). Problems introducing distance education into Northern Ontario Secondary Schools. American Journal of Distance Education, 6 (1), 51-61. [Reprinted in Readings in Distance Education No. 5. K12 distance education: Learning, instruction, and teacher training. Moore, M. and Koble, A. (Eds.), 1997.] [85%]

McGreal, R. (1992). The SCAN programme: Bringing distance education to isolated native communities on the James Bay coast 1989-1991. Distance Education, 13 (2), 298-308.

Refereed Proceedings

Tan, Q., Zhang, X., Kinshuk, & McGreal, R. (2011). The 5R Adaptation Framework for Location-Based Mobile Learning Systems. 10th World Conference on Mobile and Context Learning (M-Learn 2011), October, 18-21, 2011, Beijing, China.  BEST PAPER AWARD  [15%]

McGreal, R. (2010, November). An open access press vs traditional university presses on Amazon. Proceedings of the Sixth Open Ed Conference, Barcelona.

McGreal, R. (2009, June). Review of an international elearning section using an evaluation framework. ICDE and EADTU International Conference 2009. Maastricht, Netherlands.

McGreal, R. (2009, June). Mobile devices and the future of free education. ICDE and EADTU International Conference 2009. Maastricht, Netherlands.
Cheung, B., & McGreal, R. (2009, March). Implementation of mobile access at an Open University: The Athabasca University experience. IARIA Web Education Conference 2009. Phuket, Thailand. [50%]

Scutelnicu, A., Fuhua L., Kinshuk, Tzu-Chien, L., Graf, S., & McGreal, R. (2007, Nov. 5-9, 2007). Integrating JADE Agents into Moodle. Paper presented at the Learning by Effective Utilization of Technologies: Facilitating Intercultural Understanding", The 15th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE2007), Hiroshima, Japan. [10%]

Cheung, B., Stewart, B., & McGreal, R. (2006, July) Going Mobile with MOODLE: First steps. IADIS International Conference Mobile Learning 2006. Dublin: International Association for the Development of the Information Society. [25%]

McGreal, R. (February 19-22, 2006) Implementing learning object metadata for mobile devices using the CanCore metadata implementation profile. Advanced International Conference on Telecommunications (AICT'06). Guadeloupe, French Caribbean: IEEE.

Ally, M., Lin, F., McGreal, R., Woo, B., & Li, Q. (2005, November) An intelligent agent for adapting and delivering electronic course materials to mobile learners. MLearn 2005. Capetown, South Africa: Retrieved from http://www.mlearn.org.za/ [Presented by M. Ally] [10%]

McGreal, R., Cheung, B., Tin, T., & Schafer, S. (2005, November) Implementing mobile environments using learning objects: The Athabasca University Digital Reading Room. IEEE International Workshop on Wireless and Mobile Technologies in Education Conference (WMTE) 2005. Tokushima, Japan: IEEE. [40%]

McGreal, R., Tin, T., Cheung, B., & Schafer, S. (2005, June) The Athabasca University Digital Reading Room: Library resources for mobile students. Proceedings of the MLearn 2005 Conference. Qawra, Malta: IADIS. [30%]

Lin, F., Ally, M., Leung, S., Li, Q., & McGreal, R. Towards agent-enhanced web-based education systems, 9th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education. Hawaii. June 6 - 9, 2005. [10%]

Friesen, N., & McGreal, R. (2005) CanCore: Best practices for learning object metadata in ubiquitous computing environments. PerEL '05 Conference on Pervasive Learning. Kauai, Hawaii.  [25%]

Tamura, Y., Friesen, N., McGreal, R., & Okamoto, T. (2004) Metadata for synchronous and asynchronous collaborative learning environments. Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Advanced Technologies for E-learning and E-science. New York: Retrieved from http://collab-tech.jtc1sc36.org/doc/SC36_WG2_N0076.pdf [15%]

McGreal, R. (2004) Sharks and frogs: Leading with technology for free education in the future. Proceedings of the Spirituality, Leadership and Management Conference. Perth, Western Australia: SLaM 

McGreal, R., Anderson, T., Friesen, N., Sosteric, M., Hewitt, K., Ring, J., et al. (2004) eduSource: A Pan-Canadian Learning Object Repository. Proceedings of the XVII Conference of the International Council for Distance Education. Hong Kong. Feb 16-19. [Update 40%] 

Yang Cao, Fuhua Lin, McGreal, R., Schafer, S., Friesen, N., Tin, T., et al. (2004). Facilitating e-Learning with a MARC to IEEE LOM metadata crosswalk application. In B. Orchard, C. Yang & M. Ali (Eds.), Innovations in Applied Artificial Intelligence (pp. 739-748.). New York: Springer.[Paper presented 17th International Conference on Industrial & Engineering Applications of AI & Expert Systems. Ottawa: EA-AIE. [15%]

McGreal, R. (2003) EduSource 2003: A pan-Canadian learning object repository project. Actas del segundo congreso Puertorqueno de Web e-ducation. San Juan, Puerto Rico

Richards, G., McGreal, R., & Friesen, N. (2002) Learning object repository technologies for telelearning: The evolution of POOL and CanCore. Proceedings of the IS2002, Informing Science + IT Education Conference, June, 2002. Cork, Ireland: IS2002. [20%] Retrieved from http://proceedings.informingscience.org/IS2002Proceedings/papers/Richa24...

McGreal, R., Anderson, T., Friesen, N., Sosteric, M., Hewitt, K., Ring, J., et al. (2002). eduSource: A pan-Canadian learning object repository. In Proceedings of the E-Learn 2002 Conference. Montreal: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. [25%]

McGreal, R. (1999). Integrated online learning environments. In G. Davis & C. Owen (Eds.), Proceedings of WebNet (2). (Vol. 2, pp. 1579-1580). Honolulu: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. 

McGreal, R. (1999) TeleEducation NB and the Telecampus online course database: Building the learning industry in New Brunswick. PanCommonwealth Forum on Open Learning. Brunei: Retrieved from http://col.org/forum/PCFpapers/mcgreal.pdf

McGreal, R. (1998). Designing and implementing a course on the World Wide Web using the East-West standards. In J. Baggaley, A. T. & M. Haughey (Eds.), Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Distance Education: Partners in Learning (Vol. II, pp. 244). Banff, Alberta: Athabasca University. 

Reviews

McGreal, R. (2004, April 15). Invited commentary on Simon et al: Conceptualizing smart spaces for learning. Journal of Interactive Media for Learning, (9). Retrieved from http://ud3e.open.ac.uk/d3e_discussion.php?url=latigo.open.ac.uk%2FJIME-E...

Rocco, S. (2003) Interview: Speaking personally—with Farhad Saba and Rory McGreal, Wedemeyer Award Winners. American Journal of Distance Education. 17 (3), pp. 189-197

Friesen, N., & McGreal, R. (2002, October). International E-learning specifications. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 3(2). Retrieved from http://www.irrodl.org/content/v3.2/tech11.html

McGreal, R. (2000, April). David Noble's Colloquy. Retrieved from http://chronicle.com/letters/2000/04/20000404011.htm

McGreal, R. (2000). People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones or The emperor has no clothes: A response to "Teaching at an Internet Distance: The Report of a 1998-1999 University of Illinois Faculty Seminar", TeleEducation NB.

McGreal, R. (1995, September 1). A snake, some oil: Book review of Silicon Snake Oil by C. Stoll. CMC Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.december.com/cmc/mag/1995/sep/mcgreal.html

McGreal, R. (1994). Review of Selected Papers from the 11th Biennial Forum of the Australian and South Pacific External Studies Association, 21-23 July 1993 by Ted Nunan (Ed.) [Electronic Version]. Journal of Distance Education/Revue de l'enseignement à distance, 9(1). Retrieved from http://cade.athabascau.ca/vol9.1/review-mcgreal.html

Reports

External

McGreal, R., Dron, J., & Ellerman, E. (2012). Virtual platforms at Athabasca University: International Development Research Institute.
Mackintosh, W., McGreal, R., & Taylor, J. (2011). Open Education Resources (OER) for assessment and credit for students project: Towards a logic model and plan for action. Available from http://hdl.handle.net/2149/3039

Griffiths, S., McGreal, R., Nichols, M., & Duffull, S. (2011, February 22 - 23). University of Otago Review: Distance Learning. Available from http://hdl.handle.net/2149/3039

Richards, G., Stewart, B., & McGreal, R. (2010, December 31). Cloud Computing, Adult Education and Literacy: A report on emerging technology for the Alpha Plus Project - How cloud computing can sustain the promise of Adult Learning. Athabasca AB: TEKRI, Athabasca University

McGreal R. (2008). An evaluation of the Commonwealth of Learning section on Elearning for International Organisations. Vancouver: Commonwealth of Learning.

Friesen, N., Knoppers, J. V. T., & McGreal, R. (2003, July 9). Canadian Culture Online (CCO) Policy: metadata strategy and development of a matrix of metadata elements., Retrieved from http://mdlet.jtc1sc36.org/doc/SC36_WG4_N0075.pdf

Friesen, N., Knoppers, J.V.Th., McGreal, R. (2003). Politique relative à la culture canadienne en ligne (CCE): Stratégie des métadonnées et élaboration d'une matrice d' éléments de métadonnées: Patrimoine canadien. {adaptation of Envlish version]

Downes, S., Roberts, T., McGreal, R., Friesen, N., King, J., Anderson, T., et al. (2003). EduSource vision version 3, Retrieved from http://www.downes.ca/files/vision3.doc

Innes, J., Lewis, B., Massey, C., McGreal, R., & Smith, R. (1998, September 25). Technology-mediated learning: Current initiatives and implications for higher education, Retrieved from http://www2.sfu.ca/tpi/cmec.htm
Gram, T., Mark, T., & McGreal, R. (1997). A Survey of New Media Development and Delivery Software for Internet-Based Learning. Sackville, NB: Mount Allison University: Centre fpr Learning Technologies.

McGreal, R. (1995). The World Wide Web and the information highway: Future directions for New Brunswick. Fredericton, NB: TeleEducation NB.

McGreal, R. (1994). Restructuring schools and the information highway. Ottawa, ON: Information Highway Working Group on Learning and Training.

McGreal, R. (1993). Report on distance education activities in the province of New Brunswick  submitted to the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission. Fredericton, NB: TeleEducation NB.

McGreal, R., Violette, G., Simand, B., & Tobin, L. (1992). Recommendations on Distance Education to the Northern Education Project of the Ministry of Education of the Government of Ontario. Sudbury, ON: Contact North.

Internal

McGreal, R. (2000).  The NB Learning Community and Open School. September, 2000.

McGreal, R. et al (2000).  The TeleEducation NB Business Plan. March, 2000.

McGreal, R. (1999). Business Plan for TeleEducation NB 1999. Government of New Brunswick.

McGreal, R. (1999). Report on the TeleEducation NB Programme Development Fund. Fredericton, NB: TeleEducation NB.

McGreal, R. (1997, September). TeleCampus On-line Course Database: Business Plan. Fredericton: New Brunswick Distance Education Inc.

McGreal, R. (1996). Proposal for the implementation of the New Brunswick virtual campus: final version. Fredericton, NB: TeleEducation NB. ( ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 409 886) October.

McGreal, R. (1995, August). Post - 1997 Business Plan. Fredericton, NB: TeleEducation NB.

McGreal, R. (1994). TeleEducation NB Report 1994 (No. ED 372 750 Eric Document Reproduction). Fredericton, NB: TeleEducation NB.

McGreal, R. (1993, October). Report on distance education activities in the province of New Brunswick  submitted to the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission . Fredericton, NB: TeleEducation NB.

McGreal, R. (1993, July). TeleEducation NB: Strategic Plan. Fredericton, NB: Canada - New Brunswick Cooperation Agreement on Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Development.

McGreal, R., Doucet, R., Hagerman, V., & Webster, J. (1993, August). Report of the subcommittee of the advisory board of the New Brunswick Distance Education Network on choosing an Audiographic Teleconferencing System. Fredericton, NB: TeleEducation NB.

Manuals

McGreal, R., Ellis, M., & Hall, L. (1998 - 2002, September 15). Learning on the Web: An instructors' manual, Retrieved from http://www.athabascau.ca/html/staff/admin/McGreal/rory.htm [60%]

McGreal, R., Hall, L., & Elliott, M. (2000). Apprendre sur le Web, Retrieved from http://www.crdp.ac-grenoble.fr/cddp38/inge/outils/docs/pedagogie/aslw.pdf [50%]{Translation of Learning on the Web}

Albert, A., Chiasson, M., Donovan, B., Doucet, R., Holland, M., McGreal, R. et al. (1998). Audiographic network: A guide for new users (Réseau audiographique: Guide pour les nouveaux utilisateurs). Fredericton: TeleEducation NB. Retrieved from http://www.athabascau.ca/html/staff/admin/McGreal/rory.htm [30%]

Stanley, M., McGreal, R., Elliott, M., Klassen, P., Whitty, D., Roger Doucet, et al. (1995, April). Course developers' guidelines, Retrieved from http://www.athabascau.ca/html/staff/admin/McGreal/rory.htm [25%]

Other Publications

McGreal, R. (2010, April 14). New copyright fee will see students pay more for learning materials. Edmonton Journal, Retrieved from http://www.edmontonjournal.com/copyright+will+students+more+learning+mat...

McGreal, R. (2010, February 24). A Canadian educational initiative falls victim to technology: Industry Canada allows cellphone providers to abandon commitment to provide bandwidth for learning programs. Edmonton Journal, from http://www.edmontonjournal.com/opinion/op-ed/Canadian+educational+initia...

McGreal, R. (2009, October 21). Stop paying twice for education material: Online resources, open content make proprietary textbooks obsolete. Edmonton Journal, Retrieved from http://www.edmontonjournal.com/opinion/op-ed/Stop+paying+twice+education...

McGreal, R. (2009, October 19). Time to change rules on textbooks. Calgary Herald, Retrieved from http://www.calgaryherald.com/opinion/op-ed/Time+change+rules+textbooks/2...

McGreal, R. (2008, August 24). Fair dealing missing under rules of new copyright law: Restrictions of Bill C-61 may significantly undermine scholarly activities in Canada. Edmonton Journal.

McGreal, R. (2008, June 11). Turning copyright on its head. Edmonton Journal.

Agogino, A. M., Balacheff, N., Brecht, J., Brown, T. H., Chan, T.W., McGreal, R., et al. (2005). Learning with the $100 laptop, Retrieved from http://www.g1on1.org/openletter.php

McGreal, R. (2005, November 29). Development principles for online courses: A baker's dozen. ELearn Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.elearnmag.org/subpage.cfm?section=best_practices&article=33-1

McGreal, R. (2005, April). Or even worse: Rory`s list of a dozen things that can go wrong in a World Wide Web course. ELearn Magazine. Retrieved from  http://elearnmag.org/subpage.cfm?section=opinion&article=27-1

McGreal, R., Anderson, T., Hubick, C., Lin, F., Sosteric, M., Tin, T., Yasinska, O. (2005, January). Case study: EduSource and the Athabasca University Digital Library Project. E-Learning Network News, 1(1). Retrieved from http://www.astd.org/astd/Publications/Newsletters/elearn_news/jan05_mcgr...

Friesen, N., & McGreal, R. (2005, January 28). Standards: it is not just about compliance. eLearning Reports. Retrieved from http://www.elearningreports.com/news.php?id=34

McGreal, R., Richards, G., Friesen, N., Paquette, G., & Downes, S. (2003). eduSource: Creating learning object repositories in Canada. IEEE Learning Technology Task Force (LTTF) Newsletter, 5(1) Retrieved from http://lttf.ieee.org/learn_tech/issues.html [Update]

McGreal, R. (2002). Téléapprentissage et mondialisation de l'enseignement. Éducation. 42(1), pp. 8 – 43.

McGreal, R., & Roberts, T. (2001, October). A primer on metadata for learning objects: Fostering an interoperable environment. E-Learning, 2(10). Retrieved from http://elearningmag.com/elearning/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=2031

Friesen, N., Roberts, T., & McGreal, R. (2001). Cancore brochure. Retrieved from http://www.cancore.ca/cancorebrochure.pdf

Innes, J., McGreal, R., & Roberts, A. (2000), TeleCampus student numbers survey. DEOS News, 10(6). Retrieved from http://www.ed.psu.edu/acsde/deos/deosnews/deosnews10_6.asp

McGreal, R. (1999), TeleEducation NB: People problems and solutions in a Canadian province-wide distributed distance learning network. DEOS News, 9(11). Retrieved from http://www.ed.psu.edu/acsde/deos/deosnews/deosnews9_10.asp

McGreal, R. (1999, July). Learning history of TeleEducation NB: A province-wide distributed distance learning network.

McGreal, R. (1998, December). TeleCampus international online course database. Distance Education Report, 2, 4.

McGreal, R. (1998, January). Ten reasons for not doing web-based instruction (and ten responses). Distance Education Report, 3, 4.

McGreal, R. (1995). The World Wide Web for Trainers. The Training Technology Monitor, 3(3), 4-5.

McGreal, R., & Weeks, L. (1994). TeleEducation driving the electronic highway: The New Brunswick model. GLOSAS News, 4(1). Retrieved from
    http://www.friends-partners.org/utsumi/glosas-news/teled41.html

McGreal, R. (1994). TeleEducation NB: Smart software in a multi-point environment. Open Praxis, 2 (1),12-13.

McGreal, R. (1994). TeleEducation NB: An open, distributed, bilingual Province-wide distance education network, Retrieved from http://www.athabascau.ca/html/staff/admin/McGreal/rory.htm

McGreal, R. (1993). Course Enhancement for Distance Education in Secondary Schools. Open Praxis, 1 (1), 12-14

McGreal, R. (1989, April). Coping with large classes. English Teaching Forum, XXVII, 17 - 19.

McGreal, R. (1988, July). Computer-assisted instruction: Non-human but not inhuman. English Teaching Forum, XXVI, 15 - 17.

McGreal, R. (1986, July). Word processors and the teaching of writing. English Teaching Forum, XXIV, 39 - 40.

Invited Speaker: Conference Presentations & Workshops

Canadian

International Development Research Centre, AU and Virtual Platforms, Winnipeg, February, 2012

Thompson Rivers University, Workshop on OER, OER Chairs and OERu, Kamloops, BC, Oct 2011

Campus BC/Commonwealth of Learning Workshop on OER, OER in Canada. Vancouver, October 2011

Ministry of Education Ontario, Cloud Computing for Adult Literacy, Toronto, May 2011

Copyright myths. ABC Copyright Conference, Athabasca, AB, June 2010.
Open Education in Canada, Special workshop at the Open Education Conference, Vancouver, August, 2009.

Mobile Learning & Education. Keynote. Teaching and Learning to the power of Technology Conference, Regina, April, 2009.
Copyright Issues in Canada, Conference Board of Canada Workshop for VPs Research. Ottawa. January 24, 2008.

Mobile learning research in Alberta, Alberta Association in Higher Education for Information Technology Conference. Edmonton, AB: AAHEIT. November, 2007.

Alberta Online Consortium, Edmonton, October, 2005
Distance Education Research Workshop, CADE, Vancouver, May 2005
New Ways New Technologies Conference, Univ. of Calgary October, 2004 (Panel leader)

Alberta Distance Education and Training Association Annual Conference, Keynote, June, 2004

Alberta Distance Education and Training Association Web Presentation, May 2004

Deliberative Inquiry Forum, University of Calgary, May, 2004

TeleEducation NB Learning Object Summit, March 2004 by teleconference

CANARIE/Industry Canada Elearning Workshop, Vancouver, January, 2004

Learning Object Workshop, University of Saskatoon, September, 2003

Showcase Ontario 2003, Toronto, ON, September, 2003

Learning Object Workshop, University of Regina, May, 2003

Industry Canada, CANARIE Learning Object Repository Industry Forum, Toronto, March, 2003.

Synergies Workshop on the electronic publishing of scholarly journals, Vancouver, March 2003

Industry Canada, CANARIE Learning Object Repository Workshop, Calgary, February, 2003.

Industry Canada, CANARIE Learning Object Repository Workshop, Ottawa, November, 2002

E-Learn, Assoc. for the Advancement of Computing in Education Conf., Montreal, October, 2002

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Workshop on Creating an Online Presence, May, 2002.

International Conference on Educational Multimedia, Quebec, March 2002
CANARIE national workshop, Montreal, February, 2002

TeleLearning 2001 annual conference, Vancouver, November, 2001

Canadian Bureau of International Education Workshop, Banff, November, 2001

Contact North/Contact Nord Emerging Technologies Workshop, Thunder Bay, October, 2001.

CANARIE workshop, Acadia University, July, 2001

Int’l Conference on Human Rights, Keynote speaker, St. Thomas U., Fredericton, NB, July, 2001

Bacon & Eggheads Breakfast, Meeting of Parliamentarians, Ottawa, June, 2001

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Workshop on Learning Technologies, April, 2001

Emerging Technologies 2001, Panel on the future of Education, Sudbury, February, 2001

TeleLearning NCE Conference & Workshop, Toronto, November, 2000
NAWEB 2000 WWW Course Developers’ Conference, UNB, Fredericton, October, 2000

Council for Advanced Studies in Education (CASE) Conference, Toronto, July, 2000

ED-MEDIA 2000 AACE Conference, Montreal, June 2000

Panelist on Educational Marketing, Conference Board of Canada, May 2000

Presentation on International Marketing of DE, TeleLearning –NCE Conf., Montreal, Nov., 1999

Workshop on Knowledge Management, Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, Oct., 1999

NAWeb99, University of New Brunswick, Keynote speaker, Fredericton, NB, October, 1999

Presentation on “Online Learning”, Canadian Educational Summit, Toronto, October, 1999

BayBytes99, Nova Park, NF, Conf. of the Cndn. Technology Network,

Keynote, September, 1999

Association of Canadian Community Colleges. Ottawa (videoconference). March, 1999.

Online Educ. Market to Foreign Affairs, DFAIT Workshop.  Ottawa.  March 1999.

Consultation with V. Lacey and senior mgrs, Ministry of Education of Ontario.  March, 1999.

Virtual School Symposium, Edmonton, AB (web video conf.). November, 1998

TeleCampus, Maritime Provinces Higher Ed. Commission Conference, Moncton, November, 1998.

The TeleCampus online course database. NAWeb ’98, Fredericton, NB, October, 1998

The NB approach. Nortel Symposium on Learning Technologies, Toronto, September, 1998

Technology mediated learning. Annual Meeting of Academic VPs, St. Andrews, NB, August, 1998

Web-Based Learning (by videoconference) Kawartha Workshop: Designing Technology-Based Learning Fleming College, Peterborough, Ontario, March 1998

Building a Virtual Campus, Rochester Community College, Rochester, MN, March 1998

New Brunswick and TeleEducation NB LEARNTEC 98, Toronto Ontario, March 1998

Web-based environments WebNet 97, Toronto, November, 1997
TeleCampus and the Database Project NAWeb 97, Fredericton, NB,  & October, 1998

Promoting Learning on the WWW. Revenue Canada Trainers Workshop, Ottawa, ON, July 1997.

Using Distributed Distance Learning for Economic Development, The World Bank Global Learning Conference, Toronto, June 1997.

TeleEducation NB: The New Brunswick Model for Distributed Learning Second Global Conference on Lifelong Learning, Ottawa, May, 1997.

Distance Learning and Educational Change - Eastern Ontario Supervisors and Principals Workshops Windsor and Sarnia, ON, November, 1996

The Future of Distance Education Canadian Association of Distance Education Conference, Keynote speaker, Moncton, NB.  May, 1996.

Distance Education. PEI Distance Education Forum.  Charlottetown, PEI, May, 1995.

Future Directions for NB, LearnTec95, Miramichi, May, 1995.

TeleEducation NB & the Information Highway, Information Highway Symposium, Videoconference with Winnipeg, March 1995.

Medical Sites on the WWW, Meeting of Family Medicine Doctors of NB, Saint John, March, 1995

Economic Development for Native Canadians and Distance Education, Inuit Broadcasting Corporation Across the North Video Teleconference February 1995

TeleEducation NB: A Model of Distance Education, University of Oulu,  Finland, October, 1994.

EDI and Regional Institutions Atlantic Regional Conference of University Admissions Officers and Guidance Counsellors, Fredericton, June 1994. 

TeleEducation NB:  The New Brunswick Approach Canadian Advanced Technology Association - Racing on the Electronic Highway, Toronto, May, 1994.  Presentation on The New Brunswick experience in Distance Education.

International

UNESCO/COL International Conference on OER, Paris, June 2012

University of Cape Town, Workshops and meetings on OER, South Africa, April, 2012

UNISA, Workshops and meetings on OER, Pretoria, South Africa, March 2012
Virtual Educa: ICTs for Learning using OER. Paramaribo, Suriname, Feb. 2012

Academic Impressions: Bringing Mobile Learning to your Institution. Workshop, Houston, TX, February, 2012

Keynote: Intl. Conf. on ICT as a Change Agent  in Higher Education, U.of Mumbai, India, February, 2012 [teleconf.]

IASTED. 15th International Conference on Software Engineering. Workshop on OER, Dallas TX, Dec. 2011

Keynote: OER and mobile learning Intl Council for Distance Education Conference, Bali, Indonesia, Oct. 2011

Keynote: Future of Education. ICALT 2011, Athens, Georgia, July 2011
Panelist & speaker: 6th African Conference on ICTs for Development & Learning, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, May, 2011

Invited speaker: University of Tromso/Murmansk Workshop, Tromso, Norway May 2011

Keynote: Estonian Distance Education Workshop,  DE in Canada, Tartu, Estonia, April, 2011

Keynote: DEHub Forum, Future of Education. Sydney, Australia, February, 2011

University of New England, Armidale, On OER, February, 2011
UNESCO Chairs meeting,  OER for Development. St. Petersburg Russia, Nov. 2010

Panel Chair on OER Quality Issues, EDEN Research Workshop, Budapest, October, 2010

Brazilian Association for Distance Education speaking tour, March, 2010 (5 presentations in Sao Paulo, Manaus, Fortaleza, Salvador, Goiania)
Arctic Frontiers 2010 Conference, Tromso, Norway, January, 2010

Keynote : International Workshop on Technology for Education (T4E09), Bangalore, India, August, 2009 (teleconf)

Keynote: Social and cultural inclusion in distance learning and teaching. UNED Costa Rica, November, 2008.

Keynote: Academic Impressions: Mobile Learning in Higher Education, Memphis, TN, July, 2007

Keynote: Academic Impressions: Mobile Learning in Higher Education, Charlotte NC, Dec., 2006

Keynote: Standards for free education, International SCORM Plugfest II. Taipei. January, 2006.

Beijing Concord College of Sino-Canadian Friendship,Beijing, China, November 2005

Pre-Conf. Workshop on Research, Intl Council for Distance Education, Delhi, India, Nov. 2005

Second International E-Learning Seminar, DuocUC, Santiago Chile, Keynote speaker, Nov. 2004

Presentation on Elearing, Ministry of Education, Santiago, Chile, October, 2004

Florida Community College Elearning Workshop, Keynote speaker, Jacksonville, FL, Aug. 2004

Commonwealth of Learning Online Conference, May, 2004

Elearning special presentation, University of Sydney, February, 2004

Learning Objects Workshop, University of Sydney, February, 2004

CanCore  Presentation, Education Network of Australia Consultation, Adelaide, SA, Feb. 2004

CanCore Workshop, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia, February, 2004

Learning Object Workshop, University of Melbourne, Australia, February, 2004

CanCore Workshop, Institute for Information Industry, Taipei, Taiwan, December, 2003

Digital Learning Workshop, Taiwan Computer Trade Show, November, 2003

Learning Objects Workshop, National Central University, Taipei, Taiwan, November, 2003

Keynote speaker: PRTESOL 30th Annual Convention, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November, 2003

Virtual Educa Miami Department of Foreign Affairs Special Session for Latin America

2nd Elearning in Manufacturing Summit, Michigan Virtual University, Detroit, June, 2003

Keynote speaker, Segundo Congreso de Educación a Distancia, San Juan Puerto Rico, April, 2003

Team Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board Annual Retreat, Harrisburg, PA, December, 2002

European Sixth Framework exposition on Elearning, Copenhagen, Denmark, November, 2002

West Virginia Workforce Training Board Workshop Beckley WV, October, 2002
18th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning, Madison, WI, August, 2002

2nd International Conference on Information Technology and Economic Development,

Keynote speaker, International Chamber for Economic Development, Manchester, NH, July, 2002

First International Conference on Information Technology and Economic Development,

Keynote speaker, International Chamber for Economic Development, Manchester, NH, July, 2001

Videoconference, 12th Intnl. Conf. on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, April, 2001.

Seminario e-Learning: Tendencias e Perspectivas XXI, Keynote, Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 2001

EDUCATEC Educational Fair, Paris, France, November, 2000

WebNet 2000, Learning Management Workshop & Presentation, San Antonio, October, 2000

Online Learning in Canada, Canada-Finland Experts Group Conference, Oslo, Norway, May 2000

Online Learning in Canada, Canada-Finland Experts Group Conf., Helsinki, Finland, May 2000

Online Learning Environments Workshop, Abo Akademi University, Vasa, Finland, May 2000

Presentation and Workshop on Online Learning Environments,  WebNet99, Honolulu, Oct., 1999

Workshop on ICT for the Tipperary, Ireland Economic Development Commission, August, 1999.

Canadian and international online learning. LearnTec99, Karlruhe, Germany. February, 1999.

TeleEducation NB and economic development CEBITT 98, Hanover, Germany, March 1998

Distance Education and Economic Development LearnTec '98, Karlsruhe, Germany

Course Development for the World Wide Web.  United States Air Force Workshop on Distance Learning, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH. July, 1997

McGreal, R. (1994, July 5-8). TeleEducation NB. Distance Learning and New Technologies in Education: First International Conf. of Distance Education in Russia, Moscow, Russia.

Other speaking engagements

R Pervasive Learning Workshop, PERCOM, 2012, OER for pervasive learning, Lugano, Switzerland

R IADIS Mobile Learning Conference, Mobilising website at an open university, Berlin, March 2012

R SALT  New Learning Technologies Conference, OER and Mobile Learning, Feb. 2012

Alberta/Jalisco ICT Exchange Gathering, Guadalajara, Mexico, August, 2011

R Cloud computing for Distance Education, EDEN Conference, Dublin, June 2011

R OER in online learning, Ed-Media, Lisbon, June, 2011

R Cloud Computing for Adult Literacy, CNIE, Hamilton, May 2011

R OER and mobile learning, OCWC Conference, Cambridge MA. May, 2011
Mobile learning for free education 2010. Pan-Commonwealth Forum 6, Kochi, India, Nov. 2010

R Instructional design principles for Open Educational Resources, Open Ed Conference, Barcelona, November, 2010

R Agile principles in course design, Canadian Network for Innovation in Education Conf., Saint John, May 2010.

R Harkness, D., & McGreal, R. (2010, March). AU Press on Iphone: A Stanza implementation. Paper presented at the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET) - ICIT 2010 International Conference on Information Technology. Rio de Janeiro.

McGreal, R. & Anderson, T. (2009, March). Economic development using elearning: Lessons from the Canadian context. International Conference on Educational Reform 2009. Udon Thani. Thailand.

Learning Object Repositories: Supporting ubiquitous learning environments. International Council for Distance Education Global Conference. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, November, 2008.

R ELearning in Canada 2008. European Association of Distance Teaching Universities Conference, Poitiers, France, September, 2008.

Creeping Copyright and Globalization, International Meeting of University Administrators, Vancouver, August 2008.

R Mobile Learning Workshop, International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education. Corfu, Greece. July 12, 2008.
Learning objects for economic development, Education and the Economy Conference. Paris.July 18, 2008

R Graf, S., MacCallum , K, Tzu-Chien L.,Maiga Chang W., D., Tan, Q., Lin, F., McGreal, R., Kinshuk, & Dron J. (2008, March). An Infrastructure for developing pervasive learning environments. Paper presented at the Pevasive Learning Workshop PerEL 2008. Hong Kong.

Mobile learning research in Canada, International Research Conference. Iloilo, Philippines. February 29, 2008.

Mobile Moodle: Using Moodle to support and enhance mobile learning. Moodle Moot Conference. Paper presented at the First Canadian Moodle Moot, May, 2007. Edmonton AB.

10 Myths about copyright. Free Software and Open Source Symposium (FSOSS), Seneca College, Toronto, October, 2007. Available as video: http://sparc.senecacollege.ca/pub/fsoss/2007/Oct26/1PM/RoryMcGrealCopyri...

Panel on Copyright issues. 4th PanCommonwealth Forum, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Nov. 2006

Intl. Council for Distance Education. MLearning 2006. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sept. 2006.

R IADIS Conference on MLearning. Mobile for Moodle. Dublin, Ireland, July, 2006

R Intl. Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies. Mlearning panelist., Kerkrade, NL, 2006

Canadian Association for Distance Education. MLearning, Montreal, May, 2006

R Digital Reading Room and Learning Objects, Wireless and Mobile Technologies in Education (IEEE), Tokushima, Japan, November, 2005

Free and mobile learning ICDE, Delhi, India, November, 2005

Mobile Learning Workshop, CADE, Vancouver, May, 2005

Learning Objects and eduSource, 3rd Pan-Commonwealth Forum, Dunedin, New Zealand, July 2004 [presented by D. Zornes]

R Metadata for Mobile Learning (poster), M-Learning Conference, Rome, Italy, July, 2004

Stealing the Goose- Copyright, CADE Conference, Toronto, May, 2004
eduSource Learning Object Project, International Council for Distance Education, Hong Kong, February, 2004. [Presented by T. Anderson]

My Boomerang won’t come back ELearn 2003, Phoenix, AZ, 2003
Canadian Association for Distance Education Learning Object Workshop, St. John’s May, 2003

Anna Karenina Principle & Learning Objects. MERLOT Conference, Vancouver, August, 2003

Free Education International Conference on Human Equilibrium, Havana, Cuba, January, 2003

EduSource Information Science Technologies/EC Conference, Copenhagen, November, 2002;

Future of Elearning 2nd Pan Commonwealth Forum, Durban, SAfrica, July, 2002;

CanCore Open Meeting of the CEN/ISSS Learning Technologies

Standardization in eEurope: Current achievements and future plans, Brussels, Belgium July 2 & 3, 2002;

ICDE/CADE Conference, Calgary, May, 2002 learning objects table moderator;

Lunch n’ Learn, Primer on learning objects and metadata, Athabasca University, March, 2002.

Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission, Charlottetown, June, 2001

International Rice Research Institute, Los Manos, Phillipines, May 2001

Primer on Metadata, CanCore Workshop, Fredericton, NB, March 2001

Metadata Primer, Teleconference, March 2001 in English and French

TeleEducation NB Workshop on Learning Management Systems, November, 2000

Commonwealth Conference, Halifax, NS, November, 2000

CANARIE projects workshop, Toronto, October, 2000

Online Learning 2000 (booth only), Denver, September, 2000

CANARIE Workshop on Learning Standards, Ottawa, July, 2000

Online Learning Environments, Cdn. Assoc. of Distance Education Conference, Quebec, May 2000

Workshop on International DE, Foreign Affairs Dept., Meech Lake, Dec., 1999

TeleCampus Course Directory.  Commonwealth of Learning Conference, Brunei. March, 1999.

Online learning and the international market. TeleLearning Research Network –NCE, Vancouver, November, 1998

The TeleCampus online course database. WebNet ’98, Orlando, November, 1998

The East-West course development standards workshop. Canadian Association for Distance Education Conference, Banff, Alberta, May 1998

Online Course Database TeleLearning Research Network Conference, Toronto, November, 1997

The East-West Project: Inter-provincial collaboration to Create a World Wide Web Course in Information Technology.  International Council of Distance Education Conference.  State College, PA, June, 1997.

The New Brunswick Virtual Campus WebNet96, San Francisco by audiographic teleconference.

The WWW Developments in New Brunswick, 10th Distance Education Conference, Augusta, Maine, September 1996

TeleEducation NB: Distance Education for Economic Development, AMTEC 95, Guelph, ON. May, 1995. (Delivered by Teleconference)

TeleEducation NB: A Distributed Organizational Model for Multimedia Distance Education. Reaching for Success: Conference Board of Canada's 6th National Conference on Business and Education Collaboration. Saint John NB. May, 1995.

TeleEducation NB: A Distributed Distance Education Network Multimedia 95 SALT Conference, Orlando FL, February, 1995.

TeleEducation NB: An Introduction, Canadian Association of Distance

Education Conference, Vancouver, May, 1994. Report on the TeleEducation NB initiative.

Distance Education Networking in New Brunswick Learntec94- Miramichi,

Chatham NB.  Presentation on TeleEducation NB and computer teleconferencing.

TeleEducation and the Workplace, Workplace Learning, UNB, Fredericton, April, 1994.  Presentation on Distance Education in the Workplace.

Distance Education for Workplace Literacy, Literacy in the Workplace, Fredericton, March, 1994.  Presentation on Distance Education in the Workplace.

Research in Distance Education TeleLearning Research Network, Ottawa, February, 1994.  Presentation on the importance of Distance Education in Canada.

Thesis supervision

Doctoral thesis evaluator for the Technikon Free State University, Witwatersrand, South Africa

Master of Arts in Integrated Studies Thesis supervisor.

Master’s thesis committees: 2 for the Master of Distance Education, Athabasca University

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Grant procurement activities (always with teams)

TOTAL FUNDING OBTAINED (November 2010): + $30 million

SSHRC Insight Grant ($22K), 2011

POERUP (Policies for OER Uptake) Lifelong Learning Project (€40K)

Alberta-North Community Access Point Certification Program ($9,960), 2010

Knowledge Infrastructure Programme for learning infrastructure  ($7m), 2010

Community Access Fund for community development of courseware ($3m), 2010

Hewlett Foundation (US$321K) with Susan D’Antoni 2010

Open Education Resources Chair, Access to the Future, Alberta Advanced Education and Technology ($150K) 2010

NSERC Chair for Prof. Kinshuk ($760K) 2010

Copyright, Access to the Future, Alberta Advanced Education and Technology ($175K) 2008

TEKRI, Access to the Future, Alberta Advanced Education and Technology ($400K) 2007

Sun Microsystems Centre of Excellence ($10K) 2008

Xerox/Markin iCORE Chair for Prof. Kinshuk ($1.5m) 2008

Canada Council for Learning, ESL for mobile devices, ($63 000), 2006

Mobile Learning Symposium, Informatics Circle of Research Excellence (ICORE), $10 000, 2006

Canada Foundation for Innovation New Opportunities Fund c. $584 049 elearning research 2004 (pr. investigator)

Mobile Learning Symposium, Informatics Circle of Research Excellence (ICORE), $10 000, 2004

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade for travel to Europe $2 500, 2004

Learning Objects in a Box, (principal investigator with T. Anderson)  SchoolNet  2003 ($200 000)

Partner in CANARIE EduSource learning object repository project  + $10 million; Athabasca University share: $723 000 (matched by university), 2002 – 2004 (principal investigator)

Industry Canada, Interoperable Metadata for Elearning in Canada (IMEC) 2002 ($426 000)

SSHRC Aid to Small Universities, 2002  ($90 000) (principal investigator)
Health Canada Study on Implementing a Health Surveillance elearning program ($24 500)

CANARIE, Portal for Objects Oriented to Learning 2001 Phase 2 ($220 000 + UNB$72 000);

Health Canada, Interaction in Epidemiology Report 2001 ($22 000)

Health Canada, Skills Enhancement for Health Report ($53 000)

CanLearn Interactive-HRDC 2001 Online Course Directory 2001 ($3 240)

CanLearn Interactive-HRDC 2000 Online Course Directory 2001 ($23 920)

CANARIE, Portal for Objects Oriented to Learning 2001 Phase 1 ($202 000);

Youth Employment Programme grants 1998 – 2001 (+$60 000);

Industry Canada Online Course Research 2000 ($24 500);

Office of Learning Technologies (OLT), Workplace Training site 2000 ($96 000);

Commonwealth of Learning, Online Course Directory support 1999 ($20 000)

TeleLearning Research Network of Centres of Excellence, Teacher Training 1999 ($70 000)

Industry Canada, TeleCampus development 1998 ($98 000)

OLT, Ontario Literacy Group, Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition site 1998 ($78 000)

OLT, Parenting Course, Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children 1997 ($84 500)

Regional Economic Development Agreement, TeleCampus project 1997 ($6.4 million)

Industry Canada, Information Technology Course (East/West Project) 4 provinces 1996 ($240 000)

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Hardware initiative 1993 ($450 000)
Cooperation Agreement for Human Resource Development, 1993 – 1997 ($10.4 million)

Review experience

Refereed Journals

Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2011-

Reviewer for In Education Journal (formerly Policy & Practice in Education) 2010-

Reviewer for the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning 2003 -

Advisory Board for the International Journal of Distance Education Technologies 2011 -

Reviewer for the American Journal of Distance Education

Guest Editor with F. Lin, S. Graf, &Kinshuk for a special issue of International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT), Vol 1, No. 1, 2009

Guest Editor. International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organization. 2007

Editorial Advisory Board , Indian Journal of Distance Education 2007 -2009

Editorial Board, International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organization, InderScience Publ

Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Digital Content 2004 - 2006
Journal of Interpersonal Computing and Technology reviewer 1998 to 2000;

Editorial Review Board, Journal of Instructional Science & Technology, (e-JIST), 1998 to 2000;.

Media Advisory Board of the Virtual University Gazette, 1998 to present

Advisory Board of the Global E-Learning Journal, 1998 to present

Canadian

Reviewer for Social Science and Humanities Research Council
Informatics Circle of Research Excellence Review Committee 2008 search Council (SSHRC)

Program Committee for  I2LOR 2007 Conference: User Centered Intelligent Learning Systems: from theory to practice. November, 2007.  Montreal.

Évaluateur des programmes pour la Fondation canadienne pour l’innovation/Québec, 2003 -

Member of the College of Reviewers for the Canada Research Chairs Program, 2002 -

Reviewer for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency April 2003 -

CANARIE Education project evaluation committee 1998 to 2002;

Office of Learning Technologies Evaluation Committee 1998 –1999;

NB Programme Development Fund Peer Review Committee 1993 – 2000;

Member of the Senior Steering Committee for Elearning of CANARIE (Canadian Network for Advanced Research for Industry and Education) & the evaluation committee for educational projects; 1998 - 2001

International

Program Committee 5th IET Intl. Conf. on Ubi-Media Computing (U-Media 2012), Xining, China

Editorial board of the International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation (IJMLO)

Reviewer for the distance education programme at the University of Otago, New Zealand

European Commission Research Evaluator

Program Committee, Third International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, & On-line Learning, Guadeloupe, Feb. 2011

Program Committee, Arctic Frontiers 2010 Conference, Tromso, Norway, January, 2010

Editorial Board. International Journal of  Cyber Ethics in Education (IJCEE), IGI Global. 2009 -

Reviewer for the National Research Foundation, South Africa, 2009
Promotion reviewer for an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland, 2009

WASET
World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
[Scientific and Technical Committee & Editorial Review Board on Humanities and Social Sciences]

Program Committee 2nd Intl Workshop on Learning Methodologies and Platforms, Cancun, MX, March, 2010.

External Evaluation team of the Re.ViCa Project. (Reviewing traces of Virtual Campuses), Europroject. 2009.

Program committee for IEEE International Workshop on Technology for Education (T4E '09), Bangalore, India, 2009.

Review committee for the Wedemeyer  and other awards for Distance Education, UCEA, 2008 -

Program committee for Wireless, Mobile and Ubiquitous Technologies for Learning (WMUTE), 2006 -

Program committee, First International Conference on Ubi-media Computing (U-Media 2008) Lanzhou University, China, July, 2008.

Reviewer for International Workshop on Mobile and Ubiquitous Technologies for Learning. November, 2007. Papeete, Guadeloupe, French West Indies.

Reviewer for PerEL International Workshops, 2004 – 2010 (Program committee member).

Program Committee DIGITEL2007 & 2008, IEEE International Workshop on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning.

Program Committee IADIS Mobile Learning Conferences, 2005 – .
Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Educational Technology and Society, 2005 -

Program Committee, 2006 International Conference on SCORM, Taipei, January 19 - 20

International Review Panel, MLearn 2005, Capetown, South Africa
International Program Committee, International Conference on Education and Technology (IASTED), Calgary, Canada, July 4-6, 2005

Scientific Program/Advisory Committee, International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies Conferences (ICALT),  2003 to present
Scientific Program Committee, IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2004), 15-17 December 2004  -  Lisbon, Portugal.

Reviewer for the Informing Science and Information Technology Joint Conference, QLD, Australia, 2004.

Selection Committee for the Boyer Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology, Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, USA, 2004.

Chair, Education Track, Program Committee, WWW2002 Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii

International Program Committee, Computers and Advanced Technology in Education Conference, (IASTED), Hong Kong, 2002

Reviewer for the Research Grants Council, Hong Kong 2000 -

Reviewer for the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Aug. 2001

Programme Committee, The Second International Conference on Distance Education in Russia, ICDE 1996

Other relevant experience

Canadian

SSHRC Roundtable and Leaders workshop, Ottawa Dec 2010

Representative of Cndn Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) to the Cndn Commission UNESCO

Policy Research Initiative/ SSHRC Adviser on future policies

Table of the VPs (Research) of Alberta’s Research-Intensive Universities and the Assistant Deputy Minister, Research and Innovation, Advanced Education and Technology, 2010 -

Canadian UNESO Committee Chairs Workshop, May, 2010

Alberta Research Capacity Planning Framework Working Committee 2008 -
Advisory Board of the VanHorne Institute, Alberta 2006 -

Advisory Board of the Canadian Virtual University 2004 –

Executive Board, Canadian Association of Learned Journals 2004 – 2007

Partner in Synergies project to put Canadian scholarly journals on line 2003

Alberta Science and Research Authority advisor 2004

Honorary Research Associate of the Univ. of New Brunswick, Fac. of Education 2001 -.2005

Provincial/Territorial Advisory Board, CanLearn Interactive 1998 - 2003

Health surveillance feasibility  studies, Advisor, Health Canada 1998 - 2000

Chair, Telecampus Advisory Board, TeleEducation NB 2001 - 2004

Chair, Sub-committee for Metadata and Learning Objects, CANARIE 1999;

Advisor to the Prior Learning Assessment Centre for Atlantic Canada 1998 - 2000;

Special project advisor for the Canadian Bureau of International Education 1998

Advisor, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition Portfolio Online Project with H HHHHHHHRD HRDC, 2001;

Member of CANARIE/Industry Canada pan-Canadian learning repository committee 2000 -2001

Premier's Roundtable (New Brunswick): ELearning Forum, 2000 – 2001;
CEO of TeleCampus.edu, international directory of online courses, 1995 - 2001;

Advisor to NB Community College distance Education Committee, 2000 - 2001;

Board of Directors of the TeleLearning Research Network - NCE, 1994 - 2001;
Moderator of the ATLANTED  & NEWS listservs for Atlantic region educators, 1994 - 2001;

Moderator of STANDARDS, and REPOSITORY national listservs, 1999 - 2001;

Partner: TeleLearning NCE on the Portal for Objects Oriented for Learning (POOL), 1999 – 2001;

Skills enhancement for health interactivity study, Project Manager, Health Canada, 2000.

Advisory Board of Lansbridge (formerly Unexus) University, 1999 - 2001.
Panel of external expert advisors, U. of New Brunswick IT strategic planning, 2000 - 2001;

Committee member of UNB Technology Integration Group & Media Advisory Group;

Member of the Council of Ministers of Education of Canada (CMEC) committee for the Canadian Education Gateway, 1999 - 2000;

Board of Directors of the International Nursing Institute of Canada, 1998 - 2000;

Manager of NB Educational Authority for application of the 2.6MHz wireless band, 1999 - 2000;

Consultant for Ontario Knowledge Community Focus Group, October, 2000
Project Manager for a Workplace Training Web site, Office of Learning Technologies, 2000;

Special advisor to the Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in the creation of their online course Certificate for Parenting, 2000;

Special advisor to a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition Portfolio Online Project with the Office of Learning Technologies, 2000;

NB Information Technology Council (1998 – 2000);
Distance Education Advisor for Institute of Chartered Accountants (Atlantic Region), 1996 - 1998;

Member of the Advisory Committee of the Office of Learning Technologies 1996 – 1999;

Project Manager East-West Group, 1997;

Atlantic Premiers' Committee on Information Technology in Education (1994);
Comité‚ aviseur - le College des Grands Lacs (1994 - 1996);

TeleEducation NB WWW site the world’s first Distance Learning WWW site;
Learning Working Group Information Highway Advisory Council (IHAC) of Canada (1995);

Member of the NB Premier's special task force on the Information Highway (1993-1994).

International

Partner in ENPI-CBCMED EnviroMED-Tools Europroject led by University of Cyprus

Chair of OPAL awards committee, November 2011

International Program Committee,International Workshop on Multimedia Technologies for Distance Learning (MTDL 2011), Scottsdale, AZ, November 2011

Reference Group for the Australian Learning and Teaching Council Project for the adoption, use and management of OER to enhance teaching and learning in Australia

European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning (EFQUEL) Consultative Group of the Open Educational Quality Initiative (OPAL)

Legal Entity Appointed Representative (LEAR), European Commision Directorate –General  Informatics

Member of the Global Advisory Council of the Observatory of Borderless Higher Education

Adjunct Professor and PhD committee member, Nova Southeastern U. School of Computer and Information Systems

Director, Open Educational Resource Foundation (New Zealand)

Member of the Distance Education Hub (DEHub) Reference Group, Australia

Advisory Board for E-learning Executive Global Summit, Sao Paulo, Brazil, August, 2005

Participant in the PROLEARN European 6th Framework Programme 2004

Partner in the Rural Wings European 6th Framework Programme 2004

Visiting Professor: DuocUniversidad Catholica, Santiago, Chile, November, 2004

Expert list of the CEN/ISSS WS-LT Learning Technology Standards Observatory 2003 -

World Bank Development Gateway Advisor 2001 - 2006

Expert Panel, PhD Dissertation at Nova Southeastern University 2003
Advisory Board, Irish Centre for Distance Education Research and Applications 1999 - 2005

Advisor to Cdns- International Telecommunication Union (ITU-D Study Groups 1/2) 1995 - 2000

Directeur, CIDIF (le Centre int’l pour le développement de l’inforoute en français), 1995 - 2001;

Partner: Commonwealth of Learning’s online courses portal, 2000 – 2001;
IASTED, Technical Committee on Education, International Program Committee, Computers and Advanced Technology in Education, (CATE 2001);

Member of the Knowledge Management Group of the Commonwealth of Learning 2000

Curriculum writer for a course in Project Management, Harcourt University, 2000;

Special presenter Canada-Finland/Norway Educational Technology Seminar, May 2000;

Special presenter Educational Technology Team Canada Mission to South Africa, Mar. 2000;

Advisor, Sino-Canada Virtual Campus – The Chinese Virtual University (1998 – 2000);

Partner with a private sector company, Univ.. of New Brunswick and SchoolNet in the Royal Bank - Government of Trinidad project for Distance Education for teacher upgrading, 1999;

La programme bureautique. WWW in office technology for delivery in Vietnam (CIDA),1998;

Partner with NBCC Edmundston delivering fast-food chef training by DE to France, 1998;

Organizing Committee of the World Conference on Lifelong Learning, Ottawa, May, 1997;

Member of the Mediated Learning Working Group of the Education Marketing Advisory Board of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, 1996;

Georgia-NB Committee on the Information Highway (1994 -1995);
UNESCO Representative for Canada at International Education Conference, Moscow, Russia, July1994.

Canada-European Union Forum on Advanced Technologies in Education (1994 – 1996);

Atlantic Premiers and New England Governors Information Highway Committee (1993 -1995);

Contributor to Free Online Dictionary of Computers http://wombat.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/

ESL teacher to immigrants in St. John’s NF

Recent conferences and workshops

International Conference on Virtual Learning, Tirgu Mures, Romania, October, 2010

iCORE Workshop for Technology research, August 2008 & 2009

Senior University Administrators’ Course, Banff AB, June, 2006

Knowledge Mobilization SSHRC Consultation, Banff,  October 2005

SSHRC Consultation for VPRs, Ottawa, February, 2005

Symposium on Mobile Learning, ICORE: Athabasca University, December, 2004.

SSHRC Consultation for VPRs, Winnipeg, June 2004
Learned Societies conference (Canadian Association of Learned Journals), Winnipeg, June 2004

Bell University Laboratories Conference, Vancouver, May, 2004

Alberta Science and Research Authority Consultation, May, 2004

NSERC Aid to Small Universities Consultation, Vancouver, April, 2004

Western University Vice Presidents’ Meeting, Victoria, BC, March 2004

National SSHRC consultation for VPs Research, Toronto, January, 2004

National meeting of VPs Research on the CRC programme, Ottawa, May 2003

International Research Conference for VPs Research, Ottawa, May 2003

Western University Vice Presidents’ Meeting, Victoria, BC, March 2003

Canada Research Chair Meeting, Toronto, June, 2002;

Canadian Association of University Research Administrators, Saskatoon, May, 2002;

Alberta Science and Research Authority Roundtable, April, 2002;

Memberships

Open Education Resource Foundation

Open Courseware Consortium, (OCW)

Open Educational Quality Initiative (OPAL), Europe

Adopting Standards and Specification for Educational Content (ASPECT)

Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education

Canadian Network for Innovation in Education

Canadian Technology Network

European Association of Distance Teaching Universities

European Distance Education Network

Information Society Technologies Europe Canada (IST-EC2)

International Association for the Development of the Information Society

International Association for Mobile Learning & G1:1 (Global one computer for one person)

IEEE

International Council of Distance Education

Irish Sports and Social Society & Irish Culture Association of Alberta

Cybera, Associate Board Member

Social Computing Network

University Professional Continuing Education Association

UNESCO Canada

Commonwealth of Learning Knowledge Management Group (to 2003)

Europe: MobiLearn, ProLearn Fifth Framework Projects (to 2005);

Rural Wings Sixth Framework (to 2008).