The key ethos of the Lab is that it is a safe space, physically and intellectually, to support the development of class-leading thinking by any and all stakeholders in education at the university. The success of the Lab will be measured by the levels of engagement and cross-discipline development as much as the introduction of new technologies and approaches to the classroom. The overall strategy will be to use pathfinder projects which then model/stimulate innovations across the departments, faculties and services.
Co-founder, Reclaim Hosting
Jim is the co-founder of Reclaim Hosting, an independent web hosting company focused on the higher education community. Previously he was the director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies and adjunct professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Jim was a visiting fellow at the Lab in April 2016, April 2017.
Re-Director of Innovation - Thompson Rivers University, Canada
Before joining Thompson Rivers University, Brian spent more than a decade at the University of British Columbia as a Strategist contributing to a wide range of new media, open education and sustainability education initiatives. He founded some of the earliest campus services for blogs and wikis in higher education.
Brian was a visiting fellow at the Lab in April 2016, April 2017.
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Executive Director, Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies - University of Mary Washington, USA
Jesse is a documentary filmmaker and teaches courses about digital pedagogy, film, and new media. Jesse experiments relentlessly with learning interfaces, both digital and analog, and works in his research and teaching to emphasize new forms of collaboration. He’s got a rascal pup, Emily, and two clever cats, Loki and Odin. Jesse is also co-founder of Digital Pedagogy Lab and Hybrid Pedagogy: a digital journal of learning, teaching, and technology.
Jesse was a visiting fellow at the Lab in November 2016.
Director of Digital Knowledge Center - University of Mary Washington, USA
Martha oversees a peer tutoring program that supports students at UMW who are engaged in digital projects. Prior to working as the DKC Director, she served as Special Projects Coordinator in UMW’s Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies, helping administer various faculty and student development projects, including the Online Learning Initiative and Domain of One’s Own. She has also taught classes in various programs and departments across the University in digital storytelling and digital identity. In 2011, she helped originate the online digital storytelling community known as #ds106.
Martha was a visiting fellow at the lab in November 2016.
Writer - hackeducation.com
Audrey Watters is a writer who focuses on education and technology — the relationship between politics, pedagogy, business, culture, and ed-tech. She has worked in the education field for over 15 years: teaching, researching, organising, and project-managing. Although she was two chapters into her dissertation (on a topic completely unrelated to ed-tech), she decided to abandon academia, and she now happily fulfils the one job recommended to her by a junior high aptitude test: freelance writer.
At the end of every year since 2010 she has reviewed the most important and influential trends in education technology: research.hackeducation.com/trends.html
Audrey was a visiting fellow at the lab in April 2017.
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Professor - University of British Columbia
Over the past 25 years, Peter Gouzouasis’ work at UBC has evolved through three connective strands: (1) teaching and learning in music (including digital media and technologies), (2) developing an understanding of learning in and through the Arts and general curriculum using Arts Based Educational Research methods and digital technologies, and (3) relational, developmental perspectives on lifelong learning. These strands, or themes, have shaped Peter’s current scholarship as distinctive and innovative; expanding the methodological and pedagogical boundaries of arts related educational research and pedagogic practice.
Peter was a visiting fellow at the lab in January 2016.
Academic Advisor, Senior Lecturer in Education Technology - Auckland University of Technology
Thomas has managed and implemented over 50 mobile learning projects, with a recent focus upon Android and iOS smartphones and the iPad as catalysts to enable student-generated content and student-generated learning contexts, bridging formal and informal learning environments. In 2011 he was awarded as an Ascilite Fellow. His research interests include mobile learning, social software (web 2.0), communities of practice, and the scholarship of technology enhanced learning (SOTEL). His PHD thesis was titled: “Mobilizing Learning: Transforming pedagogy with mobile web 2.0“.
Thomas was a visiting fellow at the lab in December 2015.