CV

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Victoria, Current
  • Supervisor: Dr. Valerie Irvine (Educational Technology)
  • Department of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dissertation to be determined
Master of Education (Distance Education), Athabasca University, 2014
Bachelor of Education (Great Distinction), University of Lethbridge, 2002
  • Specialization in Technology in Education
Bachelor of Arts, Trinity Western University, 1997
  • Physical Education
University College of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC 1999-2000

EXPERIENCE

Manager of Online Learning and Instructional Technologies, Trinity Western University, Langley, BC

August 2016-Present

  • planned and executed new Learning Management System installation
  • envisioned and built flexible infrastructure for the design and deployment of online learning experiences
  • trained faculty and support staff to use a new learning management system
  • coordinated work between multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • planned and implemented faculty development activities
  • supported the development of online learning initiatives as per the TWU Strategic Plan
  • hired and supervised instructional designers, course editors, and student support workers
  • supervised course development projects to meet production timelines
  • researched and implemented new instructional strategies
  • participated in the planning and administration of policies, strategic plans, and goals
Coordinator for Educational Technologies, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC

March 2016-June 2016 (sessional appointment)

  • communicated best practices to support professional development through workshops and seminars.
  • contributed to strategic planning for maintenance, upgrades and data integrity of synchronous and asynchronous educational technologies.
  • provided technical support for faculty professional development and course delivery.
  • researched and reported on the use of emerging educational technologies
  • to support and advance scholarly teaching and assessment of learning.
  • collaborated with TRU service units to establish, integrate and align blended and online learning solutions.
E-Learning Facilitator, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC

April 2010-June 2016

Faculty Development

  • designed, implemented, and evaluated learning outcomes and courses for professional development program for Open Learning Faculty Members (OLFMs).
  • facilitated faculty development courses and webinars to support student engagement and retention for OLFMs and TRU-OL staff.
  • co-planned and hosted annual OLFM faculty development workshops since 2011.
  • initiated, planned and designed online orientation and resource website for OLFMs at elearning.trubox.ca.
  • planned, led and debriefed team-building initiative tasks with colleagues and OLFMs.

Educational Technology

  • coordinated and implemented support for two major Learning Management System transitions for TRU campus and Open Learning faculty.
  • cooperated with staff from the TRU Centre for Student Engagement and Learning Innovation to support faculty teaching with Moodle.
  • created support materials for students learning to use WordPress to create and manage their own web-based e-Portfolios.
  • provided collegial one-on-one support to TRU faculty and OLFMs to promote student learning using emerging and trailing-edge educational technologies.
  • worked cooperatively with TRU Instructional Designers to effectively integrate educational technology tools in course designs.
  • created training materials for using TRU software systems (LMS, WordPress, Banner, HRSmart, Adobe Acrobat) in both print and video formats.
Open Education Research Fellow

November 2015-2017

Research

  • Impact of open education resources, open textbooks and open platforms on faculty use of resources and student learning outcomes.
  • Funded by OER Research Fellowship (~$5000)
  • Three presentations from this research have been given.
  • TRU Office of Research Services File #101066

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

Coaching for Transformational Blended Learning
  • Subject matter expert and co-writer
  • Graduate-level course
Online Teaching and Learning
  • Lead designer and content expert for all aspects of the design process.
  • Self-paced online faculty development course for higher education faculty.
  • Based on Community of Inquiry model of teaching and learning.
  • Designed to encourage deep approaches to learning and high quality interaction in an asynchronous environment.
  • Delivered via WordPress.
  • Creative Commons licensed (CC-BY-SA) and available at elearning.trubox.ca/course.
Online Facilitation Skills for Student Learning, Engagement, and Retention
  • lead designer and content expert for all aspects of the design process.
  • 20-hour problem-based faculty development course for new online instructors.
Course Management Strategies
  • lead designer and content expert for all aspects of the design process.
  • 10-hour collaborative faculty development course for new and experienced online instructors.
Online Student Success
  • lead designer and content expert for all aspects of the design process.
  • 2-hour orientation for students new to online learning.

ACADEMIC PUBLISHING

Author

  • Madland, C., & Richards, G. (2016). Enhancing Student-Student Online Interaction: Exploring the Study Buddy Peer Review Activity. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 17(3).

Reviewer

  • International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL), September 2017
  • Research in Learning Technology, May 2016
  • Research in Learning Technology, July 2015.
  • Research in Learning Technology, February 2015.
  • Research in Learning Technology, November 2014.
  • International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL), July 2014.
  • International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL), March 2013.

SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING AND LEARNING

Presentations

  • (Accepted) Indigenous and Open Education: A Contradiction?
    • Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, June 2019
  • (Accepted) What is Open Education in the context of SoTL at Trinity Western University
    • Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, June 2019
  • Flexible Infrastructure to Support the Design and Delivery of Online Learning
    • ICDE World Conference for Online Learning, October 2017 (co-presenter)
  • Enhancing Learning through OER and Open Platforms
    • OER16 Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, April 2016
  • Exploring the Remix Hypothesis
    • Open Education Global Conference, Kraków, Poland, April 2016
  • Building Trust and Community with Initiative Tasks
    • TRU Teaching Practices Colloquium, February 2016
  • Open and Connected Faculty Development
    • Open Education Conference, November 2015
  • Communities of Inquiry to Ignite Learning
    • TRU Teaching Practices Colloquium, February 2015
  • Encouraging Deeper Approaches to Learning (3 hour workshop)
    • TRU Open Learning Faculty Members’ Workshop, May 2014
  • Structured Student Interactions
    • Canadian Network for Innovation in Education Conference, May 2014
  • Structured Student Interactions
    • TRU Teaching Practices Colloquium, February 2014 and 2013
  • Structuring Student Interactions in Online Distance Learning: Exploring the Study Buddy Activity
    • Athabasca University Graduate Students’ Conference, September 2013
  • Outside the Box Feedback with Adobe Acrobat
    • TRU Open Learning Faculty Members’ Workshop, May 2012
  • Online Faculty Development
    • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Faculty Showcase, May 2012
  • Engaging Students with Video
    • TRU Teaching Practices Colloquium, February 2012
  • Thinking Despite the Box: Designing Interaction in Blackboard
    • Teaching with Technology Series, TRU Centre for Teaching and Learning, October 2011
  • Twitter in Higher Education
    • Teaching with Technology Series, TRU Centre for Teaching and Learning, October 2010

COMMITTEES

  • Faculty Professional Learning Committee, Trinity Western University
  • Board of Directors, Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), 2016-2018.
  • Chair, Thompson Rivers University Graduate Studies Committee of Senate, November 2015-April 2016
  • Thompson Rivers University Graduate Studies Committee of Senate, November 2012 - November 2015
  • Academic Planning and Priorities Committee of Senate, October 2015-2016

AWARDS

  • University of Victoria Graduate Award top-up, February 2019 ($640)
  • University of Victoria Graduate Award, September 2018 ($5000)
  • TRU Open Learning Presentation Fund, April 2016 ($5000)
  • Open Education Resources Research Fellow, Open Education Group, 2015-16 (5000 USD)
  • Athabasca University Tim Byrne Memorial Scholarship (for academic excellence along with an outstanding thesis or project), nominated by the Centre for Distance Education, June 2014. ($1000)
  • Athabasca University Student Travel Award, September 2013. ($800)
  • Athabasca University Graduate Student Mission Critical Research Fund, April 2013. ($420)
  • Athabasca University Access to Research Tools, April 2013. ($300)
  • Outstanding Service Award from Thompson Rivers University Open Learning, September 2012.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant, Athabasca University, Athabasca, AB

December 2010-December 2013; and November 2009-January 2010

  • performed literature searches using electronic databases
  • collated and reported results of literature searches
  • provided advice about and edited survey items
  • composed, sent and tracked emails sent to students inviting them to participate in a SSHRC-funded research study
Teacher & Athletic Director, St. Ann’s Academy, Kamloops, BC

September 2007-March 2010

  • recruited and trained up to 50 volunteer coaches, managers and student and parent volunteers per year
  • designed, planned and taught digital media courses for high school students
  • introduced revised assessment practices in high school physical education classes
  • planned and hosted 8 tournaments per year in various sports
English Teacher, Ogaki and Nagoya, Japan

October 2005-July 2007

  • assisted Japanese Teachers of English with course development, lesson planning and team-teaching in the classroom
  • taught academic English to Japanese students wishing to study in North American universities
Challenge Course Facilitator, Trinity Western University, Langley, BC

1998-1999 (Seasonal)

  • conducted needs assessment interviews for corporate and community clients
  • planned safe and effective team-building tasks using low and high ropes course activities
  • facilitated discussions among participants designed to draw out lessons learned about communication, teamwork, leadership and other collaborative skills
  • evaluated the effectiveness of challenge course experiences

CERTIFICATIONS

British Columbia Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch
  • Professional Certificate #L178396
Alberta Education
  • Permanent Professional Certificate #254651U


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