Congratulations #ETAD spring 2014 grads!

ETADuation was held a couple of weeks ago, on June 5 to be exact, and we now welcome some more stellar scholars as alumni of our M.Ed. program in educational technology and design.  A big ETAD shoutout to Ryan Banow, Mark Behrend, Jennifer Brokofsky, Aaron Hansen, Troy Harkot, Faron Hrynewich, Brent Larwood, Mark Selinger, and Kelly Wandler.  We also look forward to many happy years of collaboration ahead!


Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching (CELT), vol 7(1) available

via Managing Editor
Catherine Chiappetta Swanson McMaster University

Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching (CELT) publishes peer-reviewed scholarly and practice-based articles associated with the annual conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE). Now in its seventh volume, the intent is to challenge conference presenters to convert the essence of their peer-reviewed sessions into essay form for a wide readership interested in teaching improvement practices in higher education.

Volume 7, Issue 1 of CELT reflects the work of over 41 authors who presented in 2013 at the STLHE’s 33rd annual conference in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Issue 1 Highlights the paper from the 2013 Alan Blizzard Award recipients.
Published online at , please feel free to explore Volume VII Issue 1 in the order most convenient to you, and to print out one or more of the articles to read and to consult at your leisure.

Marguerite Koole joins Team ETAD!

We are thrilled to announce the addition of Dr. Marguerite Koole as Assistant Professor of Educational Technology and Design at the University of Saskatchewan.  Marguerite comes to us from Athabasca University where she has most recently been an Instructional Media Analyst at the Centre for Distance Education.  Her background is wonderfully diverse, and she brings an energetic program of research on mobile learning, learner preparation and readiness for doctoral students, and digital identity among other things.  And she’s an outstanding teacher! We welcome Marguerite to the ETAD family with open arms, and we look forward to a very exciting year ahead of us.


Here’s a small sample from Marguerite’s website (with her permission, of course).  You can visit her site at and get a better understanding of why we are so excited to welcome this outstanding teacher/scholar to our program.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)  – E-Research & Technology Enhanced Learning, Lancaster University (Thesis: digital identity)

Master of Education (MEd) – Distance Education, Athabasca University (Thesis: mobile learning)

Diploma – Multimedia Production, Lethbridge Community College (Audio, video, 3D, animation, graphic design)

Bachelor of Arts (BA) – Modern Languages, University of Lethbridge (Majors: French and Spanish)

I am a researcher, lecturer, and instructional designer. I have designed interactive, online learning activities for various learning purposes and platforms—including print, web, and mobile devices. I have experience in multimedia programming, content management, e-portfolios, and social software.

My educational trajectory reflects the diversity of  interests that has drawn me into the field of educational technology. I have a BA in Modern Languages and have studied French, Spanish, German, Blackfoot, Latin, Mandarin, and ancient Mayan hieroglyphics. My interest in languages led me to teaching. I have taught English as a Second Language (ESL), English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and university-level writing at the University of Lethbridge, Athabasca University as well as private schools in Canada and overseas. While teaching at the University of Lethbridge, I became interested in designing online educational resources. So, I completed a college diploma in Multimedia Production in which I studied web development, audio, video, animation, 3D animation, marketing, and business. In 2006, I completed the Masters of Education in Distance Education (MEd) through the Centre for Distance Education. Most recently in 2013, I have completed my doctoral work in educational research at Lancaster University, UK.