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Dr. Agnieszka Palalas

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Agnieszka (Aga) Palalas Agnieszka (Aga) Palalas is an experienced practitioner and researcher of technology-assisted learning and teaching with focus on pedagogy and digital technologies. She holds a Doctor of Education degree from Athabasca University. In her doctoral research Agnieszka concentrated on the effective design of mobile-assisted learning. Since 2008, she has deepened and shared her expertise in m-learning through a variety of teaching, research, and consulting activities.

Agnieszka has been involved in numerous m-learning projects in Canada, US, Poland, Ghana and India.  Amongst other assignments, she has worked as a Mobile Learning Specialist at George Brown College in Toronto, in a cross-cultural collaboration project between Ghana, Canada, and the USA and a variety of other m-learning initiatives. She has been teaching graduate level mobile learning courses at the University of New Mexico, USA, as well as m-learning professional development courses at several organizations. She has taught in a Mobile Learning MOOC (Mobiles for Development-M4D) offered by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and the Commonwealth of Learning. Agnieszka has also published a number of articles and book chapters pertaining to mobile, online, and blended learning. She has been active in international mobile and blended learning associations and is a regular presenter at local and international conferences.

In her over-20-year experience as an educator, Agnieszka has taught in the classroom and online, reviewed and designed curriculum, provided professional development, worked as a programmer and instructional designer for mobile, online, F2F, and blended learning programs. She has designed and developed numerous mobile apps and artifacts. She is also on editorial review boards of several journals in the field of m-learning, distance education and educational technology.  Her current research interests include the pedagogy of mobile learning, formal and informal learning, Mobile-Assisted Language Learning, m-learning design principles, and mobile learning in a variety of contexts including developing countries. Agnieszka is excited to be able to contribute her expertise to the field of distance education through Athabasca University courses.

Updated July 31 2017 by CDE

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