- Basic project management skills are essential for any scholar who has to manage and oversee grant money, even if your institution offers those services. It is still essential to have a basic knowledge of the basics: budgets, workflow protocols, milestones (defining and monitoring), time management, human resources, risk assessment, and so on.
- Since 1997
Trainer/instructor in Project Management for Webmasters at the Seneca Webmaster program
- 2005 (Jan 31, Feb 1, 2, 3, 7, 10)
Project Management Trainer (PMBOK),for the Ministry of Government Services, Government of Ontario. The Technical Training Room, 180 Dundas St., 5th floor, Toronto.
Accessibility. HCI and User Testing
- 2004 (June 17)
WHY diVeRSItY IS IMPOSSIBLE with our current learning technologies for the STLHE (Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education) for the conference entitled: "Experiencing the Richness of the University Mosaic : from Diversity to Individuality" hosted by the University of Ottawa. Archived at my site at York University and at
The University of Ottawa.
- 2003 (Feb 6 and 7)
Accessibility Consultant, Government of Ontario. Training Government of Ontario staff how to convert online PDF forms into W3 accessible-compliant XHTML strict.
Plagiarism and Academic (Dis)Honesty
- 2007 (June 13)
Keynote speaker (Why Students Cheat), sponsored by Lambton College (Sarnia); also offered May 4, 2007, sponsored by Niagara College (Welland), and June 8, 2006, along with an applied workshop (How Students Cheat) at the "Stepping Into Your Future" conference for all the community colleges of southwestern Ontario, sponsored by Lambton College in Sarnia.
- 2004 (April 1)
UNDESIRABLE SYNERGY: Academic Dishonesty and The Tyranny Of Conformity, for Niagara College, Welland Campus.
- 2002 (May 15)
Speaker. First Annual Forum on Teaching and Learning, Carleton / University of Ottawa. The Failure of educators to humanize learning: Plagiarism, discrimination and accessibility as cultural problems in online Learning.
The Pedagogy of Online Teaching and Learning
Director, editor-in-chief, manager, co-designer, co-author, and instructor of Digital Architecture: Imaginative Pedagogy for Educators currently housed at the University of Ottawa.
2003 (Jan 24 and again Feb 17 - 18)
Invited speaker: Digital Architecture: Imaginative Pedagogy for Educators. SAEA - Service d'appui à l'enseignement et à l'apprentissage, TLSS - Teaching and Learning Support Service, The University of Ottawa.
Co-designer, co-author, and instructor of IDNM Instructional Design for New Media, an internationally-recognized online course to assist university and community college faculty in transforming traditional course materials into online learnware. Developed by Learn Ontario where I was a director, and co-offered at Ryerson Polytechnic University and Centennial College. Learn Ontario was dismantled in March 2000.
- 2000 (Oct 3-4)
Canadian National E-Learning Workshop. The Metropolitan Hotel Toronto, Ontario. Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning in Synergy. For CANARIE. With Dr. Christian Blanchette.
Asynchronous communication (First Class) consultant for the first Cedaw (Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women) Impact Study Final Report, released during the twenty-third session of the CEDAW Committee, New York, June 2000, by Marilou McPhedran, Susan Bazilli, Moana Erickson, Andrew Byrnes, With an Introduction by, Andrew Byrnes and Jane Connors. Published By The Centre For Feminist Research, York University And The International Women's Rights Project.
Coodinator for Teaching and Technology at York's CST (Centre for the Support of Teaching), where I designed and offered a variety of worhshops. Here are some highlights.
- 1998 (Jul 8)
The Teacher as Presenter. For the CST, with Prof. John Dwyer. Three back-to-back sessions: Large Lectures and Conference Presentations, The Pedagogy of Videoconferencing, and Videotaping your Presentation.
- 1998 (Jun 10)
Critical Skills on the Internet.
- 1998 (Feb 5)
What's Next? Leading Edge Technologies for Teaching.
- 1997 (Dec 4) and 1998 (Feb 26)
Using the Library and the Internet in Research Assignments.
- 1997 (Sept 25 and Oct 9)
Computer Conferencing with First Class (Advanced)
Commercial and Other
- 2008 (January 19)
How to Make Your Website Friendly. Invited speaker at The Canadian Institute. Sponsored by
Marketwire and conducted under the auspices of
The Canadian Public Relations Society, Inc.. Toronto, Ontario.
- Since 2007 (Jan) - currently
Member of the Editorial and Technical Advisory Board of
Open Source Shakespeare: An Experiment in Literary Technology.
Instructor in York's ITEC program: ITEC 3132: Designing User Interfaces
Founding member and coordinator of volunteers for SIP
The Society of Internet Professionals) and
Sipgroup, now merged with and
Accredited Internet Professionals (AIP).
- 1998 (Jan - Jun)
Lecturer and advisor for faculty and students in Schulich School of Business Internet Research 601, a required course for the MBA
- 1997 (Fall)
Invited member of the
International Curriculum Committee that established the technical and pedagogical requirements for certification in the IPW (Institute of Professional Webmasters) program. The program was renamed in 1998 ) as the
Association of Professional Webmasters. Our task was to establish standards and define equivalencies between professional certification in Novell (CNE: Master Certified Novell Engineer), Microsoft (MCSE), community colleges, and university computer science departments (B.A. and B.Sc.). In other words we had to design a curriculum that would meet both academic and industry standards. "The Association is managed by a Board of Directors that includes representatives from Ernst and Young, IBM, Open Market, Netstar Interactive, The Cohen Group, Microsoft Canada, mbanx, AT&T, Onyx Interactive, Informix, Novell, Apple Canada, Canoe, WebTV, Oracle, Netscape, CIBC, Mentors Inc., and Athabasca University."