ETAD Faculty & Staff

Dr. Jay Wilson
Department Head Curriculum Studies
Graduate Coordinator for ECUR & ETAD
3023 Education
(306) 966-7617

Patti Gillies
Graduate Program Secretary
3060 Education
(306) 966-5255

Teaching Faculty

The faculty in Educational Technology and Design enjoy national and international recognition. They have received numerous awards, published several significant books, and regularly contribute research and scholarly papers to leading journals.

Barry Brown

Dr. F. B. Brown,
Emeritus Professor
1234 Education

Dr. Brown's educational background includes a B.A. (Physics), B.Ed. (English) and M.Ed. (Administration) from the University of Saskatchewan and an Ed.D. (Instructional Systems Technology) from Indiana University. He has taught at the University of Saskatchewan since 1964. Dr. Brown's research interests are in telecommunications and distance learning both locally and globally. He acts as a graduate advisor for Master's students in the administration and organization of media centres and the mediums of television production, multimedia production, distance learning and photography.

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Dr. Marguerite Koole
3118 Education

Marguerite Koole is an Assistant Professor in Educational Technology and Design in the Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Marguerite has worked in online and distance education for over 15 years. Her research interests include distance, open, mobile, and technology-enhanced learning, digital identity, social positioning theory, threshold concepts, and social constructionism. Most recently she is exploring post-humanist approaches to qualitative research. Marguerite's doctoral thesis was entitled “Identity Positioning of Doctoral Students in Networked Learning Environments”.


Dirk Morrison

Dr. Dirk Morrison
3119 Education

Before joining the faculty in Educational Technology and Design in 2005, Dr. Morrison received a Specialized Honours in Psychology and an M.Sc in Rural Extension Studies from the University of Guelph. He then completed his doctorate in Education from the University of Toronto (OISE), with a focus on the use of information and communications technologies (ICT) in adult learning context, and was a faculty member in the Division of Extension and Public Service at the University of Saskatchewan. D. (Dirk) Morrison, Ed.D. (University of Toronto), M.Sc., B.A., Associate Professor. Research interests: instructional design practice applied to distance and e-learning; educational technology in higher education, non-formal and informal online learning environments; effects of ICT on culture and society.
Rick Schwier

Dr. Richard A. Schwier
Emeritus Professor

Rick's educational background includes a B.S. (English), M.S. (Instructional Systems Technology) and Ed.D. (Instructional Systems Technology, Telecommunications, Business), all from Indiana University. He has taught at the University of Saskatchewan since 1978.

Rick's research interests include change agency, instructional design and and virtual learning communities. He supervises graduate student research in the areas of instructional design, visual design and distributed learning environments.

Jay Wilson

Dr. Jay Wilson
3117 Education

Jay’s educational background includes a B.A. (History), B.Ed. (Elementary Education) and a M.Ed. (Educational Communications and Technology) from the University of Saskatchewan.  He also has a Diploma in Broadcast Communications from Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta. Jay’s doctorate is from the University of Southern Queensland in Australia.

Jay has worked in pre-service teacher education for many years. He has extensive practical experience in the area of technology and its application to teaching and instruction. He is also skilled in the areas of multimedia production, application of video in education and delivery of professional development.

His research interests centre on technology skill development in educators, developing quality e-learning  experiences and studying the social impacts of technology.