George Veletsianos, Ph.D.(@veletsianos):

Dr. George Veletsianos is the Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Technology and an Associate Professor at Royal Roads University. More information about his work can be found at

Research interests:  digital learning; networked scholarship; learning experiences; openness

Royce Kimmons, Ph.D.(@roycekimmons):

Dr. Royce Kimmons is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University. More information about his work may be found at

Research Interests: technology integration; open education; big data; open data; social network

Laura Pasquini, Ph.D. (@laurapasquini):

Dr. Laura Pasquini is Lecturer in Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas and a Faculty Researcher with the American Association of School Librarians. More information about her work may be found at

Research Interests: digital & networked communities of practice; mentoring experiences; open education practices; social media for training and development; online student support

Rich McCue (@richmccue):

Rich McCue is a Systems Administrator in the University of Victoria Libraries system and he recently completed his Masters of Arts in Education. His thesis was a mixed methods study exploring the relative effectiveness of a flipped classroom / active learning pedagogy compared to a lecture-based pedagogy for information literacy instruction. More information about his work can be found at

Research Interests: open pedagogy; knowledge management tools; blended learning, maker pedagogy; gamification.

Ashley Shaw (@ashleygshaw):

Ashley Shaw is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of British Columbia. Her dissertation looks at learning in open online courses and communities. She is also an instructor in the Teacher Education program and consults with other faculties around the design and implementation of online courses. More about her work can be found at 

Research Interests: open education; online communities; massive open online courses; social media; informal learning; identity; emerging technologies


Scott Woodward (@scwbyu):

Scott Woodward has taught for 11 years in both the secondary and post-secondary education, and he is currently instructing with the Department of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University. Scott received his MA at the University of Utah in Instructional Design and Educational Technology in 2010, and he is currently a doctoral candidate at BYU in the Instructional Psychology and Technology department.

Research Interests: social media’s impact on informal learning, religious expression, and identity; university and college institutional uses of Twitter

Michael Paskevicius (@mpaskevi):

Michael Paskevicius is working on his Ph.D. work at the University of Victoria to explore faculty engagement with open educational practices and open scholarship. In his current role, he supports educational technology at Vancouver Island University. More about his work can be found at

Research Interests: Open scholarship of teaching and learning; open pedagogical practices; educational blogging; innovation in higher education; social network analysis


Yu-Ling Lee (@yulingleephd):

Yu-Ling Lee is a Ph.D. candidate and Instructor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia. His thesis considers how the maker and hacker culture enact ethics, pedagogies, and spiritualities in designing technotheologies. More about his work can be found at

Research interests: technotheology, maker education, digital learning, STEM, philosophy of education, history of education

Enilda Romero-Hall (@eromerohall):

Dr. Enilda Romero-Hall is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Design & Technology in the Department of Education at The University of Tampa. More information about her work can be found at

Research interestsmultimedia instruction, human-computer interaction, social media, and distance/online education

Robert Bodily (@BobBodily):

Robert Bodily is a Ph.D. student in the Instructional Psychology and Technology program at Brigham Young University. More information about his work can be found at

Research interestslearning analytics, educational data mining, student and instructor dashboards, mouse tracking, simulation studies, text mining, natural language processing

Julia Lowe (@JuliaKatie):

Julia Lowe is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Humanities, Social Science, and Social Justice in Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (U of T). She is also completing a Collaborative Program with U of T’s Knowledge Media Design Institute, and working as an Adjunct Instructor at the State University of New York at Geneseo.  More information about her work can be found at

Research interests: informal learning; online learning; online communities; social media; meaning making online; the intersection of qualitative and quantitative research methods

Lisa Endersby (@lmendersby):

Lisa Endersby is a Ph.D. student at the University of Windsor.  Her current research explores the intersections of communities of practice and professional development in higher education. She is also an Educational Developer at York University, supporting innovations in teaching and learning for in person, online, and blended courses across the institution.

Research interests: communities of practice; pedagogy & social media; online communities; virtual teamwork & leadership; assessment & evaluation in higher education; professional (identity) development for higher education practitioners and administrators.

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