Hi everyone. I am glad to be part of this fascinating crowd of scholars. I'd like to briefly introduce myself. I am a sixth year PhD candidate in Education at York University in Toronto. A core component of my current research interests has been developed since I entered a doctoral program. Broadly, my research interests lie in the area of instructional design and learning technology in the context of online and blended learning. Particularly, I am interested in studying Web 2.0 technology, learning communities, and digital content generated and shared by users over the web.
At York, I have been working as a research assistant in the Institute for Research on Learning Technologies. I've been involved in a range of different research projects, such as Moodle usability evaluation, the effectiveness of blended learning programs in both academia and corporate environment, the use of lecture capture in undergraduate classes, etc. For my dissertation, I examined the use of Web-based user-generated videos and their impact on students' learning, applying situated and distributed cognition theories. Currently, I am in the process of preparing my thesis for the defence.
Will update my profile and blog soon. Stay tuned!
All the best, Dennis