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Athabasca University

Dr. Craig Montgomerie

Professor Emeritus, Instructional Technology University of Alberta


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Craig Montgomerie is a professor emeritus of Instructional Technology in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta, the president of Mentat Consulting Services Ltd. -- a firm of educational consultants, an instructor at Athabasca University and a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. He has been involved in the application of computer technology to education since the early 1970s, having worked in the use of computers in instruction since the early days of the IBM 1500 system.

Craig’s interest in using computer networks to support distance students began in the early 1980s with the development of an online support system for extended campus students. He co-developed the first Web-Based Instruction course at the University of Alberta: The Internet: Communicating, Accessing, and Providing Information with Dr. Dwayne Harapnuik which was subsequently selected as the “Best Educational Web Site - Single Course” by the North American Web Developers Association in 1996.

Craig is a member of the board of the Education Society, whose mission is "to initiate, advocate and share with educators technology-enriched teaching, learning and leadership options of tomorrow, empowered by unique alliances with educational and community partners." He was also a founding member of the Board of the Netera Alliance (now Cybera), whose core role is to design and implement the next-generation Internet in Alberta, and continued in that position until 2004.
Craig’s areas of research and consulting include:

  1. Distance Education
  2. Applications of Broadband Networks
    • Educational applications of broadband
    • Economic impact of use of broadband in rural areas
    • The Alberta SuperNet as a provider of broadband applications
    • "Virtual Presence" - the design of high bandwidth, Internet-based instruction
  3. Computer Based Education
    • The design and development of hybrid (Internet/CD-ROM) systems which allow a high degree of human/computer interaction
    • The design and development support systems for online courses which provide information about student progress to the instructor and enhance student/student and student/instructor interaction
  4. Forecasting educational needs
  5. The use of technology to improve educational systems in developing countries

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Updated May 29 2017 by CDE

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