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Athabasca University

 

Dr. Jon Dron

Professor and Chair - School of Computing and Information Systems

Email: jond@athabascau.ca

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Education | Teaching Responsibilities | Academic Experience | Industry Experience | Professional Memberships | Awards and Achievements | Research Profiles and Interests | Publications | Research Supervision | Current Projects | Recently Completed Projects | Link to Personal Webpage

Education

BA (Hons), Sussex, (Philosophy) 1982

MSc, Brighton, (Information Systems) 1992

Postgraduate Certificate, Brighton, (Teaching and Learning in Higher Education) 1998

PhD, Brighton, (Achieving self-organisation in network-based learning environments) 2002

Teaching Responsibilities

Coordinator:  COMP 266, COMP 470, COMP 282

Instructor: COMP 602, COMP 607, COMP 635, COMP 650

Academic Experience

2015 Professor, School of Computing and Information Systems, Athabasca University

2007 - 2015 Associate Professor, School of Computing and Information Systems, Athabasca University

2006 - 2007 Principal Lecturer (Head of Learning Environments), School of Computing, Mathematical and Information Sciences University of Brighton, UK

2001 ? 2006 Senior Lecturer, School of Computing, Mathematical and Information Sciences University of Brighton, UK

1999 - 2001 Senior Lecturer, School of Information Management, University of Brighton, UK

1997 - 1999 Lecturer, School of Information Management, University of Brighton, UK

1995 - 1997 Academic Support Manager, Faculty of IT, University of Brighton, UK

Industry Experience

1992 - 1995 Principal Technician (Software), Department of Computing, University of Brighton

1989 - 1991 Computer/Marketing Manager, Soops Ltd, Hove

1983 - 1989 Self employed, musician and entertainer

Professional Memberships

IEEE, AACE, Association of National Teaching Fellows (UK)

Awards and Achievements

Teaching Excellence Award, University of Brighton, 2005

National Teaching Fellowship, Higher Education Academy, UK, 2005

President’s Award for Research and Scholarly Excellence, Athabasca University, 2012

Craig Cunningham Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence, Athabasca University, 2015

Miscellaneous prestige indicators

JISC: UK’s Top 50 most influential HE professionals (2015): https://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog/uk-higher-education-social-media-influencers-named-05-oct-2015

AACE: Top 20 in Social Media to connect with (2015) : http://blog.aace.org/2015/03/22/top-20-in-educational-technology-to-connect-with-through-social-media/

 

Awards for published works:

Educator of the Year Award, Social Media 2015

Editors’ Choice Award for Top Paper of 2011, IRRODL

Outstanding Paper award, E-Learn 2008

Best Paper award, CELDA 2007

Outstanding Paper award, E-Learn 2007

Best paper award, ICALT 2006

Top paper award, Webnet 99


Research Profiles and Interests

In broad terms, my main research interests lie in how people can help people to learn. Notably, I care a lot about how crowds can teach, and how to teach crowds. Following from that, I am interested in the distributed nature of the teaching role, the nature of technological systems, and the ways in which structure influences behaviour (and in building systems in which behaviour influences structure). I am particularly interested in motivation, including the ways that systems and methods can positively or negatively affect it. But, to be honest, there is not much in the world of learning and technology that does not interest me! I am as interested in pedagogies and the scholarship of learning and teaching as I am in programming tools and building systems, and I care just as much about systemic issues, psychological issues, sociological issues, and philosophical concerns.

Some areas of interest (strongest current interests emphasized)

Online learning: e-learning, learning technology, technology-enhanced Learning

Social media for learning: educational social media, social web, social pedagogies, models of social learning.

Educational systems and technologies: systems theory, transactional distance theory, actor-network theory, activity theory, theories of innovation, theories of technology acceptance.

Learning design: learning experience design, instructional design, pedagogical theory, scholarship of teaching computing, theories of control, motivation theory, connectivism and related models (e.g. heutagogy, networks of practice, distributed cognition, etc).

Learning technology design: the nature of technology, programming, application design, system dynamics, system management, systems analysis, system implementation, engineering vs bricolage

Self-organization in online learning: collective intelligence, evolutionary theory, complex adaptive systems, ecology, complexity theory, network theory, architecture and city planning, stigmergy.

Learning technologies:  collaborative filtering, adaptive hypermedia, recommender systems, learning analytics, learning management systems,  social media, immersive systems, augmented reality, mobile learning, semantic web, social navigation, folksonomies, Elgg.

Publications

Books

Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (2014). Teaching crowds: social media and distance learning. Athabasca: AU Press. (approximate contribution: 70%)

Bastiaens, T., Dron, J., & Xin, C. (Eds.). (2009). Proceedings of E-Learn 2009. Vancouver, Canada: AACE. (main contribution: preface and review)

Dron, J. (2007). Control and Constraint in E-Learning: Choosing When to Choose. Hershey, PA, Idea Group International.

P. Brusilovsky, J. Dron and J. Kurhila (eds.) (2006). Proceedings of Workshop on the Social Navigation and Community-Based Adaptation Technologies at the 4th International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems, Dublin, Ireland, June 20th, 2006. http://www.sis.pitt.edu/~paws/SNC_BAT06/proceedings.html

 

Journal papers (with approximate contributions where applicable)

Dron, J., Ostashewski, N. (2015) Seeking Connectivist freedom and Instructivist safety in a MOOC. Revista Educacion XXI (approximate contribution: 51%)

Anderson, T., Upton, L., Poelhuber, B., Dron, J., & Malone, J. (2015). Social interaction in self-paced programming. Open Praxis. (approximate contribution: 20%)

Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (2014). On the Design of Social Media for Learning. Social Sciences, 3(3), 378. Retrieved from http://www.mdpi.com/2076-0760/3/3/378 (approximate contribution: 90%)

Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (2014). The Distant Crowd. International Journal of Learning and Media, 4(3). (approximate contribution: 90%)

Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (2014). Agoraphobia and the modern learner. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, Open for Learning Special Issue, np. Retrieved from http://jime.open.ac.uk/jime/article/view/2014-03 (approximate contribution: 90%)

Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (2014). Diseñando medios sociales para el aprendizaje. Revista Mexicana de Bachillerato a Distancia, 6(11). Retrieved from http://bdistancia.ecoesad.org.mx/?articulo=designing-social-media-for-learning-2 (approximate contribution: 90%)

Anderson, T., & Dron, J. (2014). 程个人学和社会学:方法与策略 (English title: Individual and Social Learning at a Distance: Ways and Means)

. Distance Education in China, 455, 32-42. (approximate contribution: 30%)

Hartnett, M., St. George, A., & Dron, J. (2014). Exploring Motivation in an Online Context: A Case Study. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 14(1), np. Retrieved from http://www.citejournal.org/vol14/iss1/general/article1.cfm (approximate contribution: 15%)

Anderson, T., Dron, J., & Mattar, J. (2013). TRÊS GERAÇÕES DE PEDAGOGIA DE EDUCAÇÃO A DISTÂNCIA. EAD em FOCO, 2(1), 119-134. (approximate contribution: 40%)

Dron, J. (2013). Soft is hard and hard is easy: learning technologies and social media. [tecnologie per l’apprendimento; connettivismo; social media; progettazione tecnologica; educazione]. Form@re, 13(1), 32-43.

Anderson, T., & Dron, J. (2012). Learning technology through three generations of technology enhanced distance education pedagogy. European Journal of Open and Distance Learning, 2012/II. (approximate contribution: 40%)

Dron, J. (2012). The Pedagagogical-technological divide and the elephant in the room. International Journal on E-Learning, 11(1).

Hartnett, M., St George, A., & Dron, J. (2011). Examining Motivation in Online Distance Learning Environments: Complex, Multifaceted and Situation-Dependent. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. * Editors’ Choice Award for top paper of 2011 (approximate contribution: 20%)

Hartnett, M., St George, A., & Dron, J. (2011). Being together: Factors that unintentionally undermine motivation in co-located online learning environments. Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 15(1), 1-16. (approximate contribution: 20%)

Anderson, T., & Dron, J. (2011). Tecnología para el aprendizaje a través de tres generaciones de pedagogía a distancia mediada por tecnología. Revista Mexicana de Bachillerato a Distancia, (6). Retrieved from http://bdistancia.ecoesad.org.mx/contenido/numeros/numero6/visionInter_01.html (approximate contribution: 40%)

Anderson, T., & Dron, J. (2011). Three Generations of Distance Education Pedagogy. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 12(3). (approximate contribution: 40%)

Andone, D., Dron, J., & Pemberton, L. (2009). Developing a Desirable Learning Environment for Digital Students. Journal of Technology, Instruction, Cognition and Learning (TICL). (approximate contribution: 20%)

Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (2009). Lost in social space: Information retrieval issues in Web 1.5. Journal of Digital Information, 10(2). (approximate contribution: 90%)

Dron, J. (2007). Designing the Undesignable: Social Software and Control

. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 10(3), 60-71. Retrieved from http://ifets.info/journals/10_3/ets_10_3.pdf

Dron, J. 2007. The Safety of Crowds. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 18, 31-36.

Andone, D., Dron, J., Pemberton, L. & Boyne, C. W. 2007. E-Learning Environments for Digitally-Minded Students. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 18, 41-53. (approximate contribution: 20%)

Dron, J. (2006). The Teacher, the Learner and the Collective Mind. AI & Society, 21(1-2), 200-216.

Dron, J. 2005. E-learning and the building habits of termites. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 14(4), 321-342.

Dron, J. 2005. The Way of the Termite: a Theoretically Grounded Approach to the Design of E-learning Environments. International Journal of Web Based Communities 2(1).

Dron, J. 2005. Epimethean Information Systems: harnessing the power of The Collective in e-learning. International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 4(4), 392-404.

Dron, J., C. W. Boyne and R. Mitchell. 2004. The Evaluation of Forms of Assessment Using n-Dimensional Filtering. International Journal on E-Learning, 3 (4): 21-28. (approximate contribution: 95%)

Dron, J., Seidel, C. & Litten, G. 2004, ‘Transactional distance in a blended learning environment’, ALT-J, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 163-174 (approximate contribution: 80%)

Dron, J. & Masthoff, J. 2004, ‘We are, of course, bored with course boards: an online alternative to formal course meetings’, Italics e-journal, vol. 3, no. 2, available

 [http://www.ics.ltsn.ac.uk/pub/italics/vol3iss2.htm] (approximate contribution: 75%)

Singh, S. & Dron, J. 2002, 'Networking: a study in planning and developing cross-cultural collaboration', ALT-J, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 29-37. (approximate contribution: 50%)

Dron, J., Mitchell, R., Siviter, P. & Boyne, C. 2000, 'CoFIND- an experiment in n-dimensional collaborative filtering', Journal of Network and Computer Applications, no. 23, pp. 131-142. (approximate contribution: 95%)

Dron, J., Mitchell, R. & Siviter, P. 1998, 'From Answer Garden to Answer Jungle,' Education and Training, vol. 40, no. 8. (approximate contribution: 95%)

 

Book chapters

Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (in press). The Future of E-Learning. In C. Haythornewaite, R. Andrews, J. Fransman, E. Meyers (Eds.) The Sage Handbook of E-Learning Research. Sage.

Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (2015). Learning and Teaching with Social Media. In Kinshuk & R. Huang (Eds.), Ubiquitous Learning Environments and Technologies (pp. 15-30). Springer.

Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (2014). Agoraphobia and the modern learner. In A. Littlejohn & C. Pegler (Eds.), Reusing Open Resources. Routledge.

Dron, J. (2014). Innovation and change: changing how we change. In T. Anderson & O. Zawacki-Richter (Eds.), Online Distance Education: towards a research agenda. Athabasca: AU Press.

Reiners, T., Wood, L., & Dron, J. (2014). From chaos towards sense: A Learner-centric Narrative Virtual Learning Space. In J. Bishop (Ed.), Gamification for Human Factors Integration: Social, Education, and Psychological Issues (pp. 242-258). Hershey, US: IGI.

Dron J. (2013) Social Navigation for Learning in Virtual Worlds In Hebbel-Seeger, A., Reiners, T., Schaffer, D. (Eds.) 3D Virtual Environments for Education and Business: Advantages and Prospects, NY: Springer

Dron, J. & Fadeeva, Z. (2011)  Summary, Reflections and Meditations, 3-LENSUS Handbook, London: Grosvenor House

Anderson, T., & Dron, J. (2009). How the Crowd Can Teach: Groups, Networks and Collectives in Social Software for E-Learning. In S. Warburton & S. Hatzipanagos (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Social Software. Hershey PA: IGI.

Dron, J. (2008). Self-organization in Social Software for Learning. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (2nd ed.). Hershey PA: IGI. (

Dron, J. 2006. Evolving Learning Ecologies. In J.-P. Rennard (Ed.), Handbook of Nature Inspired Computing for Economy and Management Hershey, PA: Idea Group International.

Dron, J. 2004. Self-Organized Networked Learning Environments. In Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Vol. I-V ed. Khosrow-Pour, M., 2459-2463. Hershey PA: Idea Group Reference.

Dron, J., Seidel, C. & Litten, G. 2004, ‘Getting the right blend: a blended-learning approach to Foundation Degree delivery’, in Making Foundation Degrees Work, ed. Brennan, L. and Gosling, D., SEEC, London

Dron, J., Rajapillai, V. & Singh, S. 2003, 'Planning and Developing Cross-Cultural Collaboration in Web-based ICT Education', in Navigating Innovations: Indo-European Cross-cultural Experiences, vol. II, ed. Brandt, D., India Research Press, Delhi, pp. 101-121.

Mansingh, A., Sekhon, H. S., Dron, J. & Rajapillai, V. 2003, 'Innovations in IT Education in India', in Navigation Innovations: Indo-European Cross-cultural Experiences, vol. II, ed. Brandt, D., India Research Press, Delhi, pp. 77-99.

Dron, J., Mitchell, R. & Boyne, C. W. 2003, 'Evolving Learning in the Stuff Swamp', in Adaptive Evolutionary Information Systems, ed. Patel, N., Idea Group, Hershey, PA, pp.211-228.

 

Conference papers

Dron, J. (2014). Ten Principles for Effective Tinkering. Proceedings from E-Learn World Conference on E-Learning 2014, New Orleans, USA.

Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (2014). Filling the Gaps With a Virtual Learning Commons at an Online University. Proceedings from European Conference on Social Media, Brighton, UK.

Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (2014). Learning with Strangers - The Value of Sets in Online Learning. Proceedings from 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, Barcelona.

Ostashewski, N., Reid, D., & Dron, J. (2013). Scaffolds not handcuffs: Bringing Social Media into the Instructional Design Mix. Paper presented at the EdMedia 2013, Victoria, BC.

Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (2013). Learning in a Distance Teaching Community: A Case Study. Paper presented at the SITE 2013, New Orleans.

McGreal, R., Dron, J., & Ellerman, E. (2013). Virtual Platforms at Athabasca University for Open Learning. Paper presented at the Eleventh Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Waikiki, Hawaii.

Dron, J (2012) Self-Paced and Social, Paper presented at the World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2012, Montreal, Canada.

Dron, J (2012) Soft Technology Design, SLE Workshop 2012, Edmonton, Canada

Rahman, N., & Dron, J. (2012). Challenges and opportunities for learning analytics when formal teaching meets social spaces. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Dron, J., Anderson, T., & Siemens, G. (2011). Putting things in context: designing social media for education. (S. Greener & A. Rospligliosi, Eds.)European Conference on E-Learning 2011. Brighton, UK: ACI.

Dron, J., Reiners, T., & Gregory, S. (2011). Manifestations of hard and soft technologies in immersive spaces. Paper presented at the World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. http://www.editlib.org/p/39005

Dron, J. (2011). Analogue Literacies. Paper presented at the CODE/OUJ International Symposium 2011, Chiba, Japan.

Dron, J. (2009). Pedagogies as Educational Technologies. Paper presented at the E-Learn 2009, Vancouver

Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (2009). On the Design of Collective Applications. Paper presented at the Symposium on Social Intelligence and Networking, at Social Computing 2009, Vancouver.

Bhattacharya, M., & Dron, J. (2009). Mining Collective Intelligence for Creativity and Innovation: A Research proposal. Paper presented at the Ed-Media 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Dron, J. (2008). The trouble with tags: an approach to richer tagging for online learning. Paper presented at the E-Learn, Las Vegas.

Andone, D., Dron, J., & Pemberton, L. (2008). The Usability of DIMPLE – Digital Internet and Mobile Phone e-learning Environment. Paper presented at the E-Learn 2008, Las Vegas. (outstanding paper award)

Lee, S., & Dron, J. (2008). Giving Learners Control through Interaction Design. Paper presented at the E-Learn 2008.

Andone, D., Pemberton, D. L., & Dron, D. J. (2008, 11-14 June  2008). The Desirability of Digital Students. Paper presented at the EDEN Annual Conference 2008: New Learning Cultures, Lisbon, Portugal.

Andone, D., Dron, J., & Pemberton, L. (2007). Evaluation of the Digital Students and DIMPLE. Paper presented at the CELDA 2007, Algarve, Portugal. (best paper award)

Dron, J., & Bhattacharya, M. (2007). A Dialogue on E-Learning and Diversity: the Learning Management System vs the Personal Learning Environment. Paper presented at the E-Learn 2007, Quebec City, Canada.

Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (2007). Collectives, Networks and Groups in Social Software for E-Learning. Paper presented at the E-Learn 2007, Quebec City, Canada. (outstanding paper award)

Anderson, T., & Dron, J. (2007). Groups, Networks and Collectives in Social Software for e-Learning. Paper presented at the 6th European Conference on e-Learning, Copenhagen.

Hartnett, M., Bhattacharya, M., & Dron, J. (2007). Diversity in Online Learners: Searching for Differences that May Matter. Paper presented at the The 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Niigata, Japan.

Dron, J., & Bhattacharya, M. (2007). Lost in the Web 2.0 Jungle. Paper presented at the The 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Niigata, Japan.

Bhattacharya, M., & Dron, J. (2007). In Search of Quality Learning Technologies for Online Distributed Classrooms. Paper presented at the The 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Niigata, Japan.

Bhattacharya, M., & Dron, J. (2007). Cultivating the Web 2.0 Jungle. Paper presented at the The 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Niigata, Japan.

Andone, D., Dron, J., Pemberton, L., & Boyne, C. (2007). Digital Students and Social Software Paper presented at the Ed-Media 2007, Vancouver, Canada.

Dron, J. (2006). Any color you like, as long as it’s Blackboardä. Paper presented at the E-Learn 2006, Hawaii.

Dron, J. (2006). The Pleasures and Perils of Social Software. Paper presented at the 7th Annual Conference of the ICS HE Academy, Dublin, Ireland.

Dron, J. (2006). Social Software and the Emergence of Control Paper presented at the ICALT 2006, Kerkrade, Netherlands. (best paper award)

Dron, J. (2006). Controlling Learning. Paper presented at the The Sixth IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Kerkrade, Netherlands.

Andone, D., J. Dron, C. Boyne and L. Pemberton. 2006. Digital Students Across Europe. In ED-MEDIA 2006, Florida, USA: AACE.

Dron, J. 2006, ‘On the stupidity of mobs’, In WBC 2006, San Sebastian: IADIS.

Dron, J. 2005, 'Discovering the complex effects of navigation cues in an e-learning environment', E-Learn 2005, AACE, Vancouver.

Dron, J. 2005, 'A Succession of Eyes: Building an E-learning City', E-Learn 2005, AACE, Vancouver.

Dron, J. 2005, 'Control, Termites and E-learning', Web Based Communities 2005, Carvoiero, Portugal.

Andone, D., Boyne, C.W., Dron, J. & Pemberton, L. 2005, 'Digital students and their use of eLearning environments', IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2005, IADIS, Lisbon, Portugal.

Andone, D., Boyne, C.W., Dron, J. & Pemberton, L. 2005, 'What is it to be a digital student in a British university?' ICALT 2005, IEEE, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Dron, J. 2004, ‘A loophole in Moore's law of transactional distance’, ICALT 2004. Joensuu, Finland, IEEE.

Dron, J. 2004, ‘Termites in the Schoolhouse: Stigmergy and Transactional Distance in an E-learning Environment’, Ed-Media 2004. Lugano, Switzerland, AACE.

Dron, J. 2003, 'The Blog and the Borg: a Collective Approach to E-Learning', in E-Learn 2003, AACE, Phoenix, Arizona.

Dron, J. 2003, 'Sidewalks on the Information Superhighway', in E-Learn 2003, AACE, Phoenix, Arizona.

Dron, J. & Masthoff, J. 2003, 'Online Formal Course Meetings', in 4th Annual LTSN-ICS Conference, Galway.

Dron, J., Mitchell, R. & Boyne, C. W. 2002, 'Evaluating assessment using n-dimensional filtering', in E-Learn 2002, AACE, Montreal, pp.268-274.

Dron, J. 2002, 'CoFIND - Sharing to Learn', in 3rd Annual LTSN-ICS Conference, ed. McAllister, G., LTSN-ICS, Loughborough, p. 99.

Dron, J., Boyne, C. & Mitchell, R. 2001, 'Footpaths in the Stuff Swamp', in WebNet 2001, AACE, Orlando, Florida.

Dron, J., Mitchell, R. & Boyne, C. W. 2001, 'Getting out of the Stuff Swamp Alive', in UKAIS, eds. Roberts, M., Moulton, M., Hand, S. & Adams, C., Zeus Press, Portsmouth, pp. 341-350.

Dron, J., Mitchell, R., Boyne, C. & Siviter, P. 2000, 'Towards a Self-Organising Learning Environment', in WWW9, Foretec Seminars Inc, Amsterdam, pp. 118-119.

Dron, J., Mitchell, R., Boyne, C. & Siviter, P. 2000, 'Website Evaluation System: Collaboratively Discovering what makes a Website Good', in WebNet 2000, ed. Gordon Davies & Charles Owen, AACE, San Antonio, Texas, pp. 685-686.

Dron, J., Mitchell, R., Boyne, C. & Siviter, P. 2000, 'CoFIND: steps towards a self-organising learning environment', in WebNet 2000, ed. Gordon Davies & Charles Owen, AACE, San Antonio, Texas, pp. 146-151.

Dron, J., Mitchell, R., Boyne, C. & Siviter, P. 2000, 'Darwin among the indices: a report on COFIND, a self-organising resource base', in Sixth International ISKO Conference, eds. Beghtol, C., Howarth, L. C. & Williamson, N. J., Ergon, Toronto, pp. 136-142.

Dron, J., Mitchell, R., Siviter, P. & Boyne, C. 1999, 'CoFIND- an experiment in n-dimensional collaborative filtering', in WebNet 99, ed. Paul de Bra & John Legget, AACE, Honolulu, Hawaii, pp. 301-306. (top paper award)

Dron, J. & Siviter, P. 1997, 'A Case Study in the Re-implementation of a Toolbook CAL Package using WWW', in CAL 97, ed. Baggott, L., University of Exeter.

Research Supervision

Doctoral supervision

Supervised and successfully Completed

Co-supervisor: PhD, Motivation in online learning (Massey University, New Zealand)

Lead supervisor: EdD investigating learner preparedness for online learning (Brighton).

Lead advisor: PhD by publication, pedagogy of computing (Brighton).

Lead supervisor: PhD adaptive and adaptable e-learning spaces for millennial students (Brighton),

EdD committee member : Design guidelines for Mobile-Assisted Language Learning objects supporting the development of ESP listening skills

 

Doctoral examiner

External PhD examiner: Wayne Duncan, Massey University, NZ , December 2011

External PhD examiner: Henrik Drachsler, OUNL, Netherlands, November 2009

External PhD examiner, Tanguy Coenen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2006

Current Projects

2011-2015          co-PI: CFI infrastructure funding for OSMoSys (open, social and mobile systems) $875K (including matched government and internal funding)

2015- 2016         Funding for development of research-informed social space for Curtin AHEAD learning network,  Curtin University, $40K (project lead)

2014 - 2015        Funding for development of research-informed MOOC technologies , Curtin University, $30K (project lead)

Recently Completed Projects

2009-2011          co-PI: Alberta Access to the Future Fund (Social Spaces) $200K

2009-2011          researcher: iCORE/Xerox/Markin Research Chair in Adaptivity and Personalization in Informatics

2008-2009          PI: AU Mission Critical Grant - Ontology-based Development of Ubiquitous Software Systems $1.6K

2005-2010          PI: HE Academy National Teaching Fellowship (e-learning micro-habitats) £50K

Link to Personal Webpage

http://jondron.ca/

Updated November 18 2015 by FST Technical Staff

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