I am Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Victoria. My research focuses on learning design practices, the development of digital literacies, and supporting personal knowledge management in an environment of rapid technological change. I have worked in higher education institutions across Southern Africa and Western Canada since 2005, supporting collaborative, creative, and personalized approaches to learning. As an advocate for openness in education, my research explores the integration of open source tools, open educational resources, and the development of open educational practices among educators. My work supporting and advancing open education has been recognized with an Award for Excellence in Open Education from BCcampus.
I have published work in the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, Journal of Interactive Media in Education, Journal of Learning for Development, Open Praxis, Innovations in Education and Teaching International, E-Learning and Digital Media, and Distance Education.
I am a member of the Global Open Education Graduate Network (GO-GN), held a Digital Learning and Social Media Research Fellowship (2016), and helped facilitate the African Health Open Educational Resources (OER) Network (2009-2012).