Ph.D., Chemical Education, McGill University, Montreal, QC
M.Ed., Cooperative Learning, Université de Sherbrooke, Montreal, QC
M. ScA., Chemical Engineering, Université de Sherbrooke, Montreal, QC
B.Eng., Chemical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, QC
Implementation of techno-pedagogical innovation through using Google Docs (and associated collaborative tools) to facilitate student collaboration between John Abbott College and Cegep de la Gaspasie.
Facilitated the implementation of Mini-Whiteboards in the Chemistry classroom.
- Design and Implementation of Collaborative PBL Laboratory Assignments (May 2013 – Present)
Project descriptionAn on-line PBL collaborative laboratory course is being designed so that students at John Abbott College (Montreal) and students at College de la Gaspesie (Gaspe) can interact to produce novel approaches to solving “real life” chemistry problems. The interaction between rural and urban students, placed in groups, should reveal interesting and differing perspectives based on divergent social, environmental, educational, and at times, financial experiences. Students will be expected to produce a collaborative wiki detailing the development process for their final project.
- Learners, not Lurkers: Connecting Conceptual and Social Networks in Science Education (May 2013 – Present)
Project descriptionGeorge Siemens, Stephen Downs, and others, proposed Connectivism, a learning theory that argues that education in the digital age should help students construct and navigate complex networks of knowledge spanning individuals, social groups, and resources. This is the motivation behind my PAREA funded project, Learners, not Lurkers: Connecting Conceptual and Social Networks in Science Education. In this presentation, I will demonstrate and discuss the features of Connected Science, an intervention in Biology and Chemistry designed to maximize the participation of students in the learning process. These features encourage students to construct cognitive and social networks in which they learn from each other and from available resources.
Online Collaborative Lab Reporting Environment
SALTISE Conference 2017
Mining for Iron in our diet
SALTISE Conference 2016
Designing Pedagogy with Seaweed in Mind: An Online Approach
SALTISE Conference 2015
Using “Pathfinder” to track students’ mental models: Pedagogy and Research
SALTISE Conference 2014
Student Attitudes towards cooperative learning in education
SALTISE Conference 2013
SALTISE Best Practices & Pedagogical Innovators Award
SALTISE Conference 2013