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Athabasca University

Dr. Marguerite Koole

Dr. Marguerite KoolePhD - E-Research & Technology Enhanced Learning, Educational Research

MEd - Master of Education, Distance Education

BA - Modern Languages

Diploma - Multimedia Production

Instructional Media Analyst & Instructor



Marguerite is an Assistant Professor in Educational Technology and Design in the Department of Curriculum Studies for the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan. 

Dr. Koole has a BA in Modern Languages and has studied French, Spanish, German, Blackfoot, Latin, Mandarin, ancient Mayan hieroglyphics, and linguistics. Her interests in languages led her to teaching. She has taught English as a Second Language (ESL), English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and university-level writing at the University of Lethbridge, Athabasca University, private schools in Canada, and a private school in Spain. Most recently, she has been teaching  multimedia for pre-service teachers as well as master’s level courses on instructional design, distance education, and educational technology.

While teaching at the University of Lethbridge, Dr. Koole became interested in designing online educational resources. She completed a college diploma in Multimedia Production acquiring training in web development, audio, video, animation, 3D animation, marketing, and business. In 2006, Dr. Koole completed a Masters of Education in Distance Education (MEd) through the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University. Her doctoral thesis through Lancaster University UK is entitled “Identity Positioning of Doctoral Students in Networked Learning Environments”.

Dr. Koole has worked in online and distance education for over 15 years. Through the years, she has been involved in teaching, instructional design, multimedia programming, content management, e-portfolios, and social software. She has designed interactive, online learning activities for various learning purposes and platforms—including print, web, and mobile devices.



Koole, M.  and M. Ally (2006).  Framework for the rational analysis of mobile education (FRAME) model: Revising the ABCs of educational practices.

Garrison, D.R. , Cleveland-Innes, M. , Koole, M. and Kappelman, J. (2006). Revisiting methodological issues in transcript analysis: Negotiated coding and reliability.

Other publications and citations of my work are listed in AUSpace.

Sample Projects



Last updated by MK November 24, 2014

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