An overview of my recent actions:

Latest stuff I am proud off - Publications - Presentations - Workshops - Memberships - Contributions as a consultant, teacher, facilitator or expert - Awards and honors

Latest presentations and publications (2013 - 2014):

Accepted upcoming publications

de Waard, I., Özdamar, Keskin, N., Koutropoulos, A. (2014). Exploring Future Seamless Learning Research Strands for Massive Open Online Courses. Chapter in Emerging Priorities and Trends in Distance Education: communication, Pedgagoy, and Technology. IGI global.

Books

MOOC Yourself, eBook in Kindle format describing first steps in setting up your own MOOC for business, non-profits, and informal communities. Can be found here.  

Latest published papers:

de Waard, I. (2014). Using BYOD, Mobile Social Media, Apps, and Sensors for Meaningfull Mobile Learning. Chapter in Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Increasing Access through Mobile Leaning. Ally, M. and Tsinakos, A. (Eds). Athabasca University. Book and chapter can be downloaded here.

de Waard, I., Gallagher, M., S., Zelezny-Green, R., Czerniewicz, L., Downes, S., Kukulska-Hulme, A., Willems, J. (2014). Challenges for conceptualizing EU MOOC for vulnerable groups. Conference proceedings eMOOCs2014 European MOOC summit for stakeholders in Lausanne, Switzerland. Paper can be viewed and downloaded here.

de Waard, I. (2013). mMOOC design: ubiquitous, open learning in the cloud. Chapter in Handbook of Mobile Education. Zane L. Berge and Lin Y. Muilenburg (Eds). Routledge publishing.

de Waard, I. (2013). Analyzing the Impact of Mobile Access on Learner Interactions in MOOC. Master thesis submitted and accepted by Athabasca University. Full thesis can be downloaded here.

de Waard, I. (2013). Seamless Learning: Forget MOOCs, Mobile Learning, and Ubiquitous Access. Article in Learning Solutions Magazine, edited by Bill Brandon. The article can be viewed here.

de Waard, I. (2013). Mobile Learning supports Global Health in Learning Solutions Magazine. Brandon, B. (Ed). The article can be viewed here.

Free courses:

Organizer, coordinator and facilitator of MobiMOOC. Two connectivist MOOCs focusing on mobile learning which gathered multiple mLearning experts from around the globe to share their knowledge and build new knowledge with all participants. This course has been rolled out in 2011 (6 week course) and 2012 (3 week course), with 17 facilitators and focusing on 14 mLearning topics.

 

Publications

2007 - 2014

accepted, upcoming papers:

de Waard, I., Özdamar, Keskin, N., Koutropoulos, A. (2014). Exploring Future Seamless Learning Research Strands for Massive Open Online Courses. Chapter in Emerging Priorities and Trends in Distance Education: communication, Pedgagoy, and Technology. IGI global.

Published papers:

de Waard, I. (2014). Using BYOD, Mobile Social Media, Apps, and Sensors for Meaningfull Mobile Learning. Chapter in Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Increasing Access through Mobile Leaning. Ally, M. and Tsinakos, A. (Eds). Athabasca University. Book and chapter can be downloaded here.

de Waard, I., Gallagher, M., S., Zelezny-Green, R., Czerniewicz, L., Downes, S., Kukulska-Hulme, A., Willems, J. (2014). Challenges for conceptualizing EU MOOC for vulnerable groups. Conference proceedings eMOOCs2014 European MOOC summit for stakeholders in Lausanne, Switzerland. Paper can be viewed and downloaded here.

de Waard, I. (2013). mMOOC design: ubiquitous, open learning in the cloud. Chapter in Handbook of Mobile Education. Zane L. Berge and Lin Y. Muilenburg (Eds). Routledge publishing.

de Waard, I. (2013). Analyzing the Impact of Mobile Access on Learner Interactions in MOOC. Master thesis submitted and accepted by Athabasca University. Full thesis can be downloaded here.

de Waard, I. (2013). Seamless Learning: Forget MOOCs, Mobile Learning, and Ubiquitous Access. Article in Learning Solutions Magazine, edited by Bill Brandon. The article can be viewed here.

de Waard, I. (2013). Mobile Learning supports Global Health in Learning Solutions Magazine. Brandon, B. (Ed). The article can be viewed here.

de Waard, I., Koutropoulos, A., Gallagher, M., S., Abajian, S.C., Hogue, R. J., Keskin, N., Ö., Rodriguez, O. (2012). Merging MOOC and mLearning for increased learner interactions. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL), 4(4). 34-46.

(co-author) Botha, A., Batchelor, J., Traxler, J., de Waard, I., herselman, M. (2012). Towards a Mobile Learning Curriculum Framework. IST Africa 2012 conference proceedings. This paper offers an Open Educational Resource (OER) to set up a mLearning curriculum. This framework can be used for the non-profit, educational and corporate sector. Paper can be viewed here.

Set of articles on the subject of MOOCs and mLearning for the Learning Solutions Magazine published by the eLearning Guild. Throughout 2012.

(co-author) Koutropoulos, A., Gallagher, M., S., Abajian, S.C., de Waard, I., Hogue, R. J., Keskin, N., Ö., Rodriguez, O. (2012). Emotive Vocabulary in MOOCs: Context & Participant Retention. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, publication date 10 May 2012. Retrievable at http://www.eurodl.org/?article=507 .

(co-author and domain specialist) Botha, A., Batchelor, J., Traxler, J., de Waard, I., Herselman, M. (2012). Towards a Mobile Learning Framework. Conference proceedings of IST Africa 2012 in Tanzania. Paper can be viewed here.

Contributor to the free eLearning Guild’s eBook '58 tips for Breakthrough eLearning Instructional Design' - April 2012

de Waard, I., Abajian, S., Gallagher, M., Hogue, R., Keskin, N., Koutropoulos, A., & Rodriguez, O. (2011). Using mLearning and MOOCs to understand chaos, emergence, and complexity in education. The International Review Of Research In Open And Distance Learning, 12(7), 94-115. Retrievable at http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1046

de Waard, I., Gallagher, M. S., Hogue, R., Özdamar Keskin, N., Koutropolous, A., Rodriguez, O.C., Abajian, S.C. (2011). Exploring the MOOC format as a pedagogical approach for mLearning. Conference proceedings of mLearn2011 in Beijing, China. This paper got Best Paper Award for Full Paper. For those interested, here is a link to the paper.

Zolfo, M., Iglesias, D., Kiyan, C., Echevarria, J., Fucay, L., Llacsahuanga, E., de Waard, I., et al. (2010). Mobile learning for HIV/AIDS healthcare worker training in resource-limited settings. AIDS research and therapy, 7(1), 35. Retrievable at http://www.biomedcentral.com/1742-6405/7/35a>

Insert written on mobile project for Gary Woodill's wonderful book: Woodill, G. (2010). The Mobile Learning Edge: Tools and Technologies for Developing Your Teams. McGraw-Hill Professional.

Publication: contribution to the article 'Predictions for 2010' in eLearn magazine, Canada, January 2010.

de Waard, I. (2009). E-Learning 2.0 Mash-Up: How to Combine Social Media, Online Communities and Resources in One Learning Application, in Book of Abstracts Online Educa Berlin, 2009.

de Waard, I; Zolfo M. 'Integrating Gender and Ethnicity in Mobile Courses Ante-Design: a TELearning Instrument' International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM)* Volume 3, Issue 1 (2009)

de Waard, I; Zolfo M.; Kiyan, C. 'Continuing medical education through mobile devices for health care workers in developing countries', IADIS2009 conference papers

contribution to the article 'Predictions for 2009' in eLearn magazine, January 2009

de Waard I.: ‘QRcodes in eLearning’, in Book of Abstracts Online Educa Berlin, 2008, p228 – 231, ISBN 978-3-941055-01-8

de Waard, I; Zolfo M. ‘Integrating Gender and Ethnicity in Mobile Courses Ante-Design: a TELearning Instrument’, mLearn2008 conference papers.

Co-reviewer of the upcoming un-book 'Learnscaping' by Jay Cross on informal learning (2008)

M. Zolfo, V. Renggli, O. Koole, C. Kiyan, I. de Waard, L. Lynen. ‘Telemedicine for HIV/AIDS Care in Resource Limited Settings and Users' Satisfaction’ Med-e-tel 2008 (The International Educational and Networking Forum for eHealth, Telemedicine and Health ICT) April 2008.

From a Face-to-Face to an eLearning course; V. Renggli, M. Zolfo, C.Kiyan, I. de Waard, R. Colebunders, L. Lynen. for the South-African Medical Research Council conference (2008)

Clinical management of HIV/AIDS through Telemedicine; comparison of open source vs. commercial systemsSTI (Swiss Tropical Insitute) symposium 2008 (co-reviewer)

de Waard I., Kiyan C., Renggli V.: ‘Vodcasting in Education2.0’, in Book of Abstracts Online Educa Berlin, 2007, p314 – 318, ISBN 3-9810562-7-2

Kiyán C., de Waard I., Renggli V., Zolfo M., Lynen L.: ¿Estamos alfabetizando digitalmente a los ciudadanos ante el continuo cambio tecnologico?, in Book of Abstracts, 6ta Conferencia Iberoamericana en; Sistemas, Cibernética e Informática: CISCI 2007.

Contributor to the free eLearning Guild’s eBook ‘162 Tips and Tricks for
Working with e-Learning Tools
December 2007.

Jumping into the eLearning world: from inception to implementation. M. Zolfo, C. Kiyan, V. Renggli, I. de Waard, L. Lynen. Oral presentation, Med-e-tel, April 18-20, 2007, Luxexpo, Luxembourg

 

Presentations 2007 - 2014

I. de Waard: Challenges for conceptualizing EU MOOC for vulnerable learner groups. Presentation given on February 2014, at eMOOCs2014 summit in Lausanne, Switzerland. Slides can be found here.

I. de Waard: Plan Your Own MOOC - Learning session. Presentation given during Online Educa Berlin in December 2013. Presentation slides can be found here.

I. de Waard: What to do: focus on Self-Directed Learning or Seamless learning. A presentation given in October 2013 during a 'You Heard it Here First' seminars at Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. Slides can be found here.

I. de Waard: mLearning and MOOCs as a training strategy: the best of both worlds. Presentation given July 2013 for ADL mobile learning event, Chicago, USA. Presentation slides can be found here.

I. de Waard: Impact of mobile access on learning interactions in MOOCs. Presentation given in June 2013 at the CALRG conference in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. Presentation slides can be found here.

I. de Waard: Change is inevitable, MOOCs help planning change. Presentation given in May 2013 as part of the 'Managing Change in Community Development MOOC' organized by the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Presentation slides can be found here.

I. de Waard: Using a mobile MOOC to increase educational quality for a diversity of learners through dialogue and ubiquity. Presentation during UNESCO's mobile learning week at UNESCO's headquarters, February 2013 in Paris, France. Presentation slides can be found here.

I. de Waard: Boosting Your Expert Training and Education Program with a MOOC. Presentation given during Online Educa Berlin, on 29 November 2012 in Berlin, Germany.

I. de Waard: Is your Institute ready for the Knowledge Age. Presentation given at Institute of Tropical Medicine on December 2012 in Antwerpen, Belgium. Presentation slides can be found here.

I. de Waard: Introduction to mLearning. A presentation provided for the European Environmental Agency during their annual meeting in Copenhagen, Danmark on 15 November 2012.

I. de Waard: MOOC integrating mixed media in informal training. Presentation given during the Media and Learning conference in Brussels, Belgium on 14 November 2012.

I. de Waard: Looking at Ubiquitous MOOC Learner Interactions. Presentation given during CIDER session, organized by the Canadian Institute of Distance Education. The presentation was given on 7 November 2012. The recording of the session can be seen here.

I. de Waard: workshop on integrating mLearning in a University curriculum: strategies, options and possibilities. Given at the University of Pretoria on 28 and 29 October 2012.

I. de Waard: Including a diverse learner audience by using a mobile accessible MOOC. Presentation given during the Melbourne Workplace Congress, organized by ElNet on 26 October 2012, in Melbourne, Australia.

I. de Waard: Investigating learner interactions via ubiquitous access. Presentation given during the mLearn2012 conference on 17 October 2012 in Helsinki, Finland.

I. de Waard: Fitting MOOC for your training/learning demands. Workshop given at the International Baccalaureate School in Den Haag to roll out MOOC options for IBO. Workshop given on 2 October 2012 in Den Haag, Netherlands.

I. de Waard: True History of MOOC. A panel discussion with Dave Cormier, Stephen Downes, Carol Yeager, organized by Steve Hargadon to exchange ideas on the different MOOCs that are out there. Panel discussion on 26 September 2012 USA.

I. de Waard: The need for researching optimized mLearning design for open online courses. Presentation given at AU's Graduate student conference on 15 September 2012. Edmonton, Canada.

I. de Waard: Durable and Scalable mLearning drill-down, presentation given at the International Labour Organization of UNESCO. Turin, Italy. Part of the two day workshop (together with A. Botha, J. Batchelor and J. Traxler, see workshops)

I. de Waard: MOOC benefits for an International Audience, eLearning Guild Online Forum webinar. May 2012.

I. de Waard: mLearning cases, presentation given for the Montréal Polytech, Canada. March 2012.

I. de Waard: MOOC benefits for an international audience, presentation given at the Learning Solutions conference in Orlando, Florida, USA. March 2012.

I. de Waard: Boosting Your Expert Training and Education Program with a MOOC. Presentation given during Online Educa Berlin, on 29 November 2012 in Berlin, Germany.

I. de Waard: Introduction to mLearning. A presentation provided for the European Environmental Agency during their annual meeting in Copenhagen, Danmark on 15 November 2012.

I. de Waard: MOOC integrating mixed media in informal training. Presentation given during the Media and Learning conference in Brussels, Belgium on 14 November 2012.

I. de Waard: Looking at Ubiquitous MOOC Learner Interactions. Presentation given during CIDER session, organized by the Canadian Institute of Distance Education. The presentation was given on 7 November 2012. The recording of the session can be seen here.

I. de Waard: workshop on integrating mLearning in a University curriculum: strategies, options and possibilities. Given at the University of Pretoria on 28 and 29 October 2012.

I. de Waard: Including a diverse learner audience by using a mobile accessible MOOC. Presentation given during the Melbourne Workplace Congress, organized by ElNet on 26 October 2012, in Melbourne, Australia.

I. de Waard: Investigating learner interactions via ubiquitous access. Presentation given during the mLearn2012 conference on 17 October 2012 in Helsinki, Finland.

I. de Waard: Fitting MOOC for your training/learning demands. Workshop given at the International Baccalaureate School in Den Haag to roll out MOOC options for IBO. Workshop given on 2 October 2012 in Den Haag, Netherlands.

I. de Waard: True History of MOOC. A panel discussion with Dave Cormier, Stephen Downes, Carol Yeager, organized by Steve Hargadon to exchange ideas on the different MOOCs that are out there. Panel discussion on 26 September 2012 USA.

I. de Waard: The need for researching optimized mLearning design for open online courses. Presentation given at AU's Graduate student conference on 15 September 2012. Edmonton, Canada.

I. de Waard: Durable and Scalable mLearning drill-down, presentation given at the International Labour Organization of UNESCO. Turin, Italy. Part of the two day workshop (together with A. Botha, J. Batchelor and J. Traxler, see workshops)

I. de Waard: MOOC benefits for an International Audience, eLearning Guild Online Forum webinar. May 2012.

I. de Waard: mLearning cases, presentation given for the Montréal Polytech, Canada. March 2012.

I. de Waard: MOOC benefits for an international audience, presentation given at the Learning Solutions conference in Orlando, Florida, USA. March 2012.

I. de Waard: collaborative discussion on mobile learning projects during UNESCO's first mobile learning symposium in Paris, France. December 2011.

I. de Waard: introduction to mLearning, during MobiMOOC, online virtual presentation. April 2011.

Speaker at Mobile Jam sessions of DevLearn2010 conference in San Francisco, USA in November 2010.

I. de Waard: Mobile learning for HIV/AIDS health care workers' training in resource-limited settings at mLearn Malta, October 2010

I. de Waard: CIDER session, online presentation at Athabasca University, Canada, October 2010

I de Waard, speaking on Mobile Moodle at mLearnCon 2010 in San Diego, California, US, June 2010

Presentation: I. de Waard, on Mobile learning at 2nd ADL S&T workshop in London, May 2010

I. de Waard, speaking on 'Van Simpel Mobiel Leren tot Mobiel2.0' at Katholieke Hogeschool Kortrijk, Belgium, januari 2010.

I. de Waard, speaking on 'Nieuwe onderwijstechnieken' at Pleinschool Kortrijk, Belgium, januari 2010.

I. de Waard, speaker at Online Educa Berlin on Content Agora: a Mixed Media Application to work around LMS. 4 December 2009, Berlin, Germany.

I. de Waard, speaker on 'Challenges in Developing Global Online Courses in Low Resource Settings' at Online Forum of the eLearning Guild 2 October 2009 online with USA.

I. de Waard, active participator at Early Researcher Symposium on Mobile Learning in Telford, University Wolverhampton on 14/15 October 2009, United Kingdom.

I. de Waard, speaker on 'Lifelong Learning: Continuing Medical Education through Mobile Devices' at EDEN (European Distance and eLearning Network) in June 2009 in Gdansk, Poland.

I. de Waard, co-speaker at eLearning Africa 2009, on 'Mobile Learning for Health Care workers', in Dakar, Senegal.

I. de Waard, speaker on 'Nieuwe Leertechnologieën in Onderwijs' at Pleinschool in May 2009 in Kortrijk, Belgium.

I. de Waard, speaker on 'Integrating Gender and Ethnicity in Mobile Courses Ante-Design' at the 5th European Symposium on Gender and ICT in March 2009 in Bremen, Germany.

I. de Waard, speaker on 'CME through Mobile Devices for Health Care Workers in Developing Countries' at IADIS conference in February 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.

I. de Waard, speaker on 'Mobile barcodes, QRcodes in education' at Online Educa Berlin, December 2008, Berlin, Germany.

Guest speaker at the 'Unworkshop on Informal Learning by Jay Cross' at Online Educa Berlin, December 2008, Berlin, Germany. Link to the presentation of Jay Cross that he used during the workshop.

I. de Waard, speaker on 'Integrating Gender and Ethnicity in Mobile Courses Ante-Design: a TELearning Instrument' at mLearn2008, October 2008, Telford, United Kingdom.

I. de Waard, speaker on ‘The impact of Mobile Social Media in now-emerging countries’ at eLearning Guild’s Annual Gathering, April 2008; Orlando, Florida, USA.

I de Waard, Presentation on ‘Vodcasting’ at Online Educa Berlin Conference, November 2007.

I. de Waard, speaker on ‘Mobile Solutions in Low Resource settings’ at M-Learning Red Hot Learning, Fredericton, NB, Canada, October 2007

 

Workshops

I. de Waard. Setting up durable entrepreneural MOOC based modules. Workshop and support for iMinds Academy during autumn 2013. University of Ghent, Belgium.

I. de Waard, A. Silvers, A. Botha, J. Traxler, J. Batchelor. Building a roadmap for mobile/MOOC integrated learning. Shell Europe Headquarters in April 2013. The Hague, the Netherlands.

I. de Waard, A. Botha, J. Batchelor, J. Traxler: two day workshop to increase mobile learning planning at the International Labour Organization of UNESCO. July, 2012.

Workshop on how to set-up a MOOC for Computer Science for Higher Ed. UK. June 2012.

Workshop co-organiser and trainer: 'Tailoring to eLearning needs in an Developing region setting', Antwerpen, Belgium, September 2010

Workshop organiser and trainer: on 'How to start with eLearning in an organization', Bangalore, India, July 2010

Workshop co-trainer: 'Telemedicine and eLearning: scalability and sustainability' in Tromso, Norway in June 2010.

Workshop organizer of "starting with eLearning" - one week training for health care workers and teachers at IPH, Bangalore India, July 2010.

I. de Waard, organiser and moderator of the 'How to Begin mLearning' workshop (full day workshop) at Online Educa Berlin December 2009, Berlin, Germany.

I. de Waard, co-speaker in the workshop 'Effective Evaluation – A Participatory Workshop to Improve Practice' with John Traxler and David Hollow in May 2009 in Dakar, Senegal.

I. de Waard, workshop on ‘Vodcasting in Practice’, Online Educa Berlin conference, November 2007.


Memberships and editorships

Reviewer for IRRODL the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning journal.

Reviewer and Committee member of IADIS mobile learning conference.

Reviewer/editor of JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

Reviewer for Open Praxis journal

Author for Learning Solutions Magazine from the eLearning Guild.

Program committee of mLearn2013 organized in Doha, Qatar.

Program committee of mLearn2012 organized in Helsinki, Finland.

Member of IAmLearn (International Association for Mobile Learning): on the communications committee and national representative.

Domain expert of the Mobile Learning Curriculum Framework (an OER to set up mLearning curricula).

Member of the Advisory Committee of Online Educa Berlin 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.

Member of the mLearnopedia content community.

Member of the eLearning Learning content community.

Member of the eLearning Guild.

Member of EDEN (European Distance and eLearning Network).

Contributions as a consultant, teacher, facilitator or expert

I. de Waard. Setting up durable entrepreneural MOOC based modules. Workshop and support for iMinds Academy during autumn 2013. University of Ghent, Belgium.

I. de Waard, A. Silvers, A. Botha, J. Traxler, J. Batchelor. Building a roadmap for mobile/MOOC integrated learning. Shell Europe Headquarters in April 2013. The Hague, the Netherlands.

I. de Waard, A. Botha, J. Batchelor, J. Traxler: two day workshop to increase mobile learning planning at the International Labour Organization of UNESCO. July, 2012.

Co-contributor and writer of the Mobile Curriculum Framework that is developed as an Open Educational Tool to build localized mobile learning curricula (both for corporated, educational and non-profit sector), 2011 - 2012.

Consultant for eLearning audit to take a look at the status of eLearning at INAS, Morocco, November 2010.

Co-organiser of the Linqed eLearning course for South Partners (India, Peru, Indonesia, Nepal, South-Africa, Ecuador, Cuba, Morocco, September 2010.

Trainer at the Facilitator workshop, a workshop to enhance eLearning skills of online facilitators, August 2010.

Co-organiser of the Facilitator workshop, a workshop to enhance eLearning skills of online facilitators, October 2009.

Teacher during Telemedicine week on the topic of ‘mobile learning in developing countries’, September 2009.

Consultant on Tibotec mobile learning project in Lima, Peru.

Consultant on starting up an eLearning project in Rabat, Morocco with the ‘Institut National d’Administration de Santé (INAS)’

Consultant on exploring possibilities for starting up an eLearning pilot in Bangalore, India with Institute for Public Health (IPH).

Consultant on developing and strengthening the existing eLearning project with Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito, Ecuador (PUCE).

Teacher during Telemedicine week on the topic of ‘mobile learning in developing countries’, October 2008.

Mobile Barcodes/QRcodes in E-Learning, session during Online Educa Berlin (link to ppt presentation), December 2008, Berlin, Germany.

Session on ‘Integrating Gender and Ethnicity in Mobile Courses Ante-Design: a TELearning Instrument’ at mLearn2008, October 2008, Telford, United Kingdom .

Session on mobile courses (link to presentation) given during a seminar on lifelong learning by the International Training Centre of the ILO (Torino, Italy) www.itcilo.org/lifelongelearning. Topic: mobile courses: introduction and three cases December 2008.

Training workshop for eLearning notions (introduction into eLearning) given from 13 October - 25 October 2008 for South Partner INAS, Antwerpen, Belgium.

Mobile session given during Telemedicine week (workshop open to international professionals interested in Telemedicine and eLearning), September 2008, Antwerpen, Belgium.

Social Media for Researchers, online course given through WiZiQ, link to presentation (2008).

Co-developer and consultant on the eSCART-course, an online Short Course on AntiRetroviral Therapy. This course targets internationally diverse physicians that live and/or work in low resource areas and are specialized in AIDS/HIV related content (2007 – 2008)

Expert input for a seminar on lifelong learning by the International Training Centre of the ILO (Torino, Italy) www.itcilo.org/lifelongelearning. Topic: mobile courses: introduction and three cases April 2008.

Facilitator of SCoPE seminar on the topic of ‘Social Media benefits for Researchers’ (7 – 18 May 2008)

Teacher during Telemedicine week on the topic of ‘mobile learning in developing countries’, October 2007.


Awards and Honors

2013 Canada's Governor General's Golden Medal Award for outstanding academic achievement.

2013 Tim Byrne Memorial Scholarship Award for best dissertation. Topic of dissertation: Analyzing the Impact of Mobile Access on Learner Interactions in a MOOC. My master dissertation can be viewed and downloaded here from University of Athabasca database.

Getting the Best Paper Award at mLearn2011 in Beijing, China. The reference: de Waard, I., Gallagher, M. S., Hogue, R., Özdamar Keskin, N., Koutropolous, A., Rodriguez, O.C., Abajian, S.C. (2011). Exploring the MOOC format as a pedagogical approach for mLearning. Conference proceedings of mLearn2011 in Beijing, China.

Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Mobile Learning in 2010 offered by Brandon Hall in 2010.

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