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Athabasca University



Program Directors

  • Mohamed Ally - Doctor of Education in Distance Education
  • Debra Hoven - Doctor of Education in Distance Education
  • Susan Moisey - Master of Education in Distance Education, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate and Diploma programs

Core Faculty

Mohamed Ally
Professor & Acting Ed.D. Program Director
  • Mobile Learning
  • Instructional design
  • Computer based training
  • Distance education
  • Multi-media in distance education and individualized instruction
  • Support systems for distance education
  • Organizational planning and development
  • Adult education
  • Program competency profile development
  • Occupational analysis development
Constance Blomgren
Assistant Professor
  • Visual culture/visual studies
  • Technology and educational media as pedagogical practice
  • Gender and education
  • Western and non-western epistemologies and vision
  • Life writing traditional, visual, emerging
  • Writing as a tool of professional growth and personal self-reflection
Martha Cleveland-Innes
Chair & Professor
  • Social factors in distance education
  • Learner-centered curriculum design and delivery
  • Instructional design for graduate research methods
  • Leadership in distance education
Patrick Fahy
  • Research ethics
  • Technology in education and training
  • Adult education
  • Computer-assisted, computer-managed learning
  • Distance training in competency-based environments
  • Staff development; professional training
  • Evaluation and assessment in distance education
  • Corporate, aviation and military training
Debra Hoven
Associate Professor
  • Innovative approaches to teaching and learning
  • Intercultural perspectives on changing pedagogies
  • Learning-centred instructional design
  • Sociocultural/Social constructivist perspectives on learning theory
  • Multimedia technology
  • Computer mediated communications and social networking software
  • Learner individual differences
  • Educational provision for Gifted and Talented children
  • Bilingual and immersion language programs
  • Digital storytelling
Tom Jones
Associate Professor
  • Research and evaluation methods
  • Interactive technologies in education and training
  • Human to computer interaction
  • Multi-media applications
Rory McGreal
Professor and Director TEKRI
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Open Learning
  • Mobile Learning
  • Distance Education Administration
  • Instructional design
  • Distance education
Susan Moisey
Associate Professor
  • Instructional design
  • Learning objects
  • Community building
  • Distance Education for students with disabilities
  • Inclusive education
Nathaniel Ostashewski
Assistant Professor
Agnieszka Palalas
Assistant Professor
George Siemens
Assistant Professor

Adjunct Professors

Professors Emeriti

  • Dominique Abrioux - Former AU President
  • Terry Anderson - Former Chair/Director for the Centre for Distance Education
  • Jon Baggaley - Former Professor, the Centre for Distance Education
  • Robert Spencer - Former Chair/Director for the Centre for Distance Education

Updated August 15 2017 by CDE

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