Curriculum Vitae

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Curriculum Development
Experience Professional Learning Awards


Ph.D. Student, University of Victoria, Current

Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Technology Area
Supervisor: Dr. Valerie Irvine
Planned dissertation title: “Understanding the Impact of Online Assessment Practices in Higher Education

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
University College of the Fraser Valley, 1999-2000



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.

  • Open/Technology in Education, Society, and Scholarship Association (OTESSA) Conference
  • International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL),
  • Research in Learning Technology


  • Chan, K., Irvine, V., & Madland, C. (2020, July). Decentralized Synchronous Learning Pods For Learner Discourse and Community-Building: An Alternative to Breakout Rooms. Let's Talk about Teaching, Victoria, BC.
  • Irvine, V., James, H., Madland, C., & McCue, R. (2020, July). Teaching in the Open: Supporting Open Access Designs for Social Justice. Let's Talk about Teaching, Victoria, BC.
  • James, H., & Madland, C. (2020, July). Co-Designing and Co-Teaching an Online Course. Let's Talk about Teaching, Victoria, BC.
  • *Madland, C., & Irvine, V. (2020, April 17). Self-Determination in Indigenous Online Education [Roundtable Session]. AERA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (Conference Canceled).
  • *Madland, C. (2020). Indigenous Digital Self-Determination. OTESSA Conference, Online.
  • *Madland, C. (2019, June). Indigenous and Open Education: A contradiction? CSSHE Conference, Vancouver, BC.
  • *Madland, C. (2017). Flexible Infrastructure to Support the Design and Delivery of Online Learning. ICDE World Conference for Online Learning, Toronto.
  • *Madland, C. (2016e, November). The Open Advantage. Open Education, Richmond, VA.
  • *Hendricks, C., Jhangiani, R., & Madland, C. (2016, March). Experiences, perceptions, and outcomes of BC students using open textbooks: Research from the BC OER Research Fellows. BCcampus Festival of Learning.
  • Madland, C. (2016a, February). Building Trust and Community with Initiative Tasks. Teaching Practices Colloquium, Kamloops, BC.
  • Madland, C. (2016b, February). Communities of Inquiry to Ignite Learning. Teaching Practices Colloquium, Kamloops, BC.
  • *Madland, C. (2016c, April). Enhancing Learning through OER and Open Platforms. OER16, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • *Madland, C. (2016d, April). Exploring the Remix Hypothesis. Open Education Global Conference, Krakow, Poland.
  • *Madland, C. (2015, November). Open and Connected Faculty Development. Open Education, Vancouver, BC.
  • Madland, C. (2014a, February). Structured Student Interactions. Teaching Practices Colloquium, Kamloops, BC.
  • Madland, C. (2014b, May). Encouraging Deeper Approaches to Learning. Open Learning Faculty Members Workshop, Kamloops, BC.
  • *Madland, C. (2014c, May). Structured Student Interactions. CNIE Conference, Kamloops, BC.
  • *Madland, C. (2013, September). Structuring Student Interactions in Online Distance Learning: Exploring the Study Buddy Activity. Athabasca University Graduate Students-’ Conference, Edmonton, AB.
  • Madland, C. (2012a, February). Engaging Students with Video. Teaching Practices Colloquium, Kamloops, BC.
  • Madland, C. (2012b, May). Online Faculty Development. Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Faculty Showcase, Calgary, AB.
  • Madland, C. (2012c, May). Outside the Box Feedback with Adobe Acrobat. Open Learning Faculty Members Workshop, Kamloops, BC.
  • Madland, C. (2011, October). Thinking Despite the Box: Designing Interaction in Blackboard. Teaching with Technology Series, Kamloops, BC.
  • Madland, C. (2010, October). Twitter in Higher Education. Teaching with Technology Series, Kamloops, BC.

* Peer Reviewed

Curriculum Development

LDRS 663 - Transformational Blended Learning
Teaching Online Effectively (TOnE)
  • Faculty professional learning course to support pivot to remote learning during COVID-19
Online Teaching and Learning
  • Self-paced online faculty development course for higher education faculty.
  • Based on Community of Inquiry model of teaching and learning.
  • Delivered via WordPress.
  • Creative Commons licensed (CC-BY-SA) and available at
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.


  • Founding Board Member, Open/Technology in Education, Society, and Scholarship Association (OTESSA), 2019-present
  • Faculty Professional Learning Committee, Trinity Western University, 2016-present
  • Board of Directors, Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), two year appointment beginning June 2016.
  • 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-Present


Courses Taught

University of Victoria
  • EDCI 335 - Learning Design
  • EDCI 339 - Open and Distributed Learning
Trinity Western University
  • LDRS 663 - Transformational Blended Learning


Manager of Online Learning and Instructional Technologies, Trinity Western University, Langley, BC
August 2016-Present
  • planned and led support for 300 faculty, instructors, and associated staff who pivoted to remote teaching due to COVID-19
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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

Professional Learning

  • Statistical Analysis Using R, University of Alberta Technology Training Centre, February 2021
  • Coaching International Coach Federation, June 2019
  • Interculturalizing the Curriculum Thompson Rivers University, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, July 2015


  • Trinity Western University Team Impact Award, August 2020, for work expanding the University's educational delivery options
  • University of Victoria Graduate Student Award, September 2019 ($5000)
  • University of Victoria Graduate Student 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.
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


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


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