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 http://kooleady.ca/cv/ 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.