Marguerite Koole

Marguerite Koole

Assistant Professor, Curriculum Studies
Educational Technology & Design (ETAD)

Research areas


  • Digital identity formation and maintenance in online learning contexts; learner identity.
  • Post-humanist and social constructionist philosophy (European view).
  • Networked learning and its relationship to computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL), blended learning (BL), electronic learning (e-learning), and mobile learning (m-learning).
  • Mobile learning theory, issues, and development.
  • Learning design in educational technology, technology-enhanced learning, and distance education.
  • Privacy and security in online, distance, and mobile education.

Curriculum Vitae


Introduction

Dr. Koole has a BA in Modern Languages and has studied French, Spanish, German, Blackfoot, Latin, Mandarin, ancient Mayan hieroglyphics, and linguistics. Her interests in languages led her to teaching. She has taught English as a Second Language (ESL), English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and university-level writing at the University of Lethbridge, Athabasca University, private schools in Canada, and a private school in Spain. Most recently, she has been teaching master’s level courses on distance education and educational technology.

While teaching at the University of Lethbridge, Dr. Koole became interested in designing online educational resources. She completed a college diploma in Multimedia Production acquiring training in web development, audio, video, animation, 3D animation, marketing, and business. In 2006, Dr. Koole completed a Masters of Education in Distance Education (MEd) through the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University. Her doctoral thesis through Lancaster University UK is entitled “Identity Positioning of Doctoral Students in Networked Learning Environments”.

Dr. Koole has worked in online and distance education for over 15 years. Through the years, she has been involved in teaching, instructional design, multimedia programming, content management, e-portfolios, and social software. She has designed interactive, online learning activities for various learning purposes and platforms—including print, web, and mobile devices.

Academic Credentials

Ph.D. in E-Research and Technology-Enhanced Learning                             2013
Centre for Technology-Enhanced Learning, Lancaster University, UK

M.Ed. in Distance Education                                                                              2006
Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University, Canada

Diploma in Multimedia Production                                                                    1999
Lethbridge Community College, Canada

B.A. in Modern Languages, French & Spanish                                                1990
University of Lethbridge, Canada

Appointment

Assistant Professor, July 2014 – Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education

Associate Memberships

Research associate / alumna at Lancaster University, UK.

Teaching

Lecturer: MDDE 621 – Online Teaching in Distance Education and Training  (2013, 2014).  M.Ed. course delivered online through Moodle, Athabasca University.

Lecturer: MDDE 615 - Human Factors in Educational technology (2011). M.Ed. course delivered online through Moodle, Athabasca University.

Instructor:  ENGL 177: English for Academic Purposes (2006-2007). Undergraduate course, Athabasca University.

Instructor:  ENGL 187: Writing and Speaking for Business (2006-2007). Undergraduate course, Athabasca University.

Instructor:  English as a Second Language (1997, 1999, 2000). Rocky Mountain English Centre, Calgary.

Instructor: English for Academic purposes (1995-1997, 1991-1993). Undergraduate preparatory course, University of Lethbridge.

Instructor: Writing for University course for undergraduate students (1995-1997, 1991-1993). Undergraduate course, University of Lethbridge.

Instructor: English as a Second Language (1990-1991). Facilitated English classes for adults and children. The English Centre, Jaca, Spain.

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

Koole, M., & Parchoma, G. (2012). Chapter 2: A model of digital identity formation in online learning networks. In S. Warburton & S. Hatzipanagos (Eds.), Digital identity and social media (pp. 14-28). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Stauffer, K., Lin, F., & Koole, M. (2010). Chapter 19: A methodology for developing learning objects for web course delivery. In M. R. Syed (Ed.), Technologies shaping instruction and distance education: New studies and utilizations (pp. 280-289). IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-60566-934-2.ch019

Koole, M. (2009). Chapter 2: A model for framing mobile learning. In M. Ally (Ed.), Mobile learning: Transforming the delivery of education and training (pp. 25-47). Edmonton, Alberta: AU Press.

Papers in Refereed Journals

Koole, M., & Parchoma, G. (2012). The ethical and practical implications of systems architecture on identity in networked learning: A constructionist perspective. Interactive Learning Environments, 20(3), 203–215. doi:10.1080/10494820.2011.593526

Koole, M., Letkemen McQuilkin, J., & Ally, M. (2010). Mobile learning in distance education: Utility or futility. Journal of Distance Education, 24(2), 59-82. URL: http://www.jofde.ca/index.php/jde/article/view/644/1107

Garrison, D., Cleveland-Innes, M., Koole, M., & Kappelman, J. (2006). Revisiting methodological issues in transcript analysis: Negotiated coding and reliability. The Internet and Higher Education, 9(1), 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.iheduc.2005.11.001

Koole, M. (in submission). “Identity and the itinerant online learner”. (Recently submitted to IRRODL for peer review.)

Papers (non-refereed)

Fahy, P. J., Spencer, B., & Koole, M.  (2010). Self-assessed personal and professional prospects and program expectations of students in three doctoral cohorts.  ERIC Documents, ED537443.

Selected Presentations

Ethics, Law & Online Learning

Hamill, S., Koole, M., & Ratcliff, T. (2015). “Using electronic tools in your research: Law, data security, and your obligations.”  Presentation for the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Athabasca University (invited to present a second time).

Hamill, S., & Koole, M. (2014). “Using electronic tools in your research: Law, data security, and your obligations.”  Presentation for the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Athabasca University (March, 2014).

Digital Identity & Related Methodology

Koole, M. (2012). “Ontological and epistemological threshold crossings of doctoral students in networked learning environments: ‘My ontolo- . . . what?’”Paper presented at The 4th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference and 6th NAIRTL Annual Conference (June 27-29). Dublin, Ireland.

Koole, M. (2012). “An introduction to phenomenography.” Paper presented at the Research in Distance Education Symposium: Teaching and Learning in a Wired World (June 7-9). Edmonton, AB.

Koole, M. (2012). “Doctoral student identities in networked learning.” Poster presented at Losing momentum? Current Challenges in Learning and Technology (June, 2012). Oxford, UK.

Koole, M. (2012). “A social constructionist approach to phenomenographic analysis of identity positioning in networked learning.” In M. Koole & J. Costello (symposium organizers), Variations in the Experience of Phenomenographic Research at The 8th International Conference on Networked Learning (April 2-4). Maastrict, Netherlands.

Koole, M., & Parchoma, G. (2011). “The web of identity: Identity formation in online learning.” Paper presented for CIDER Sessions (online). The Canadian Institute of Distance Education Research. URL: http://cider.athabascau.ca/CIDERSessions/Koole2/sessiondetails

Koole, M. (2010). “The web of identity: Selfhood and belonging in online learning networks.” Paper presented at The 7th International Conference on Networked Learning (May 3-4). Aalbourg, Denmark. URL: http://www.networkedlearningconference.org.uk/        

Mobile Learning

Traxler, J. & Koole, M. (2014). “The theory paper: What is the future of mobile learning?” Paper presented at The 10th International Conference on Mobile Learning (February 28 - March 2). Madrid, Spain.

Koole, M. (2013). “Preparing learners for online doctoral study: The readiness app.” Paper presented for The World Conference of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (October 16-18). Tianjin, China.

Koole, M. (2013). “Preparing learners for online doctoral study: The readiness app.” In EdMedia 2013: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology. Paper presented for The Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) (June 24-27). Victoria, BC.

Koole, M., de Waard, I., & Elsayed Meawad, F. (2010). “Mobile learning: Solutions  and challenges.” Paper presented for The CIDER Sessions (online). The Canadian Institute of Distance Education Research. URL: http://cider.athabascau.ca/CIDERSessions/mkoole/sessiondetails    

Koole, M. (2010). “Mobile learning: Do the benefits justify the cost and time?” Paper presented for The New Era Teaching and Learning (online conference). Commonwealth of Learning. URL: http://www.bcedtech.ca/moodle/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=259

Ally, M., Cleveland-Innes, M., Koole, M., Kenny, R. F., & Park, C. (2009). “Developing a community of inquiry in a mobile learning context.” Paper presented at The Canadian Network for Innovation in Education Annual Conference (May 10-13). Ottawa, Ontario.

Koole, M. (2009). “Workshop: Go mobile! Advantages, issues, and examples of mobile technologies in distance education.” Paper presented at The 8th Annual International Manitoba Association for Distance Learning and Technology Conference (May 10-13). Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Koole, M., & Ally, M. (2008). “UMLAUT-M understanding mobile learning at a university through MobiGlam: Utility or futility?” Paper presented at MLearn: The Bridge from Text to Context (October 6-10). Telford, UK.

Koole, M., Ally, M., Elsayed Meawad, F., & Letkeman McQuilkin, J. (2008). “UMLAUT-M: Understanding mobile learning at Athabasca University through MobiGlam.” Paper presented at The Canadian Network for Innovation in Education Annual Conference (April 27-30). Banff, AB.

Koole, M., & Ally, M. (2006). “Framework for the rational analysis of mobile education (FRAME) model: Revising the ABCs of educational practices.” Paper presented at The International Conference on Networking, International Conference on Systems and International Conference on Mobile Communications and Learning Technologies (ICN ICONS MCL’06) (pp. 216-216). Mauritius: IEEE. doi:10.1109/ICNICONSMCL.

Koole, M. (2006). “Practical issues in mobile education.” Paper presented at The 4th IEEE International Workshop on Wireless, Mobile and Ubiquitous Technology in Education (WMTE’06) (pp. 142-146). Athens: IEEE. doi:10.1109/WMTE.2006.261363

Koole, M., & Ally, M. (2006). “Framework for the rational analysis of mobile education (FRAME) model: Revising the ABCs of educational practices.” Paper presented at The 1st International Conference on Interactive Computer Aided Learning (IMCL) (April 19-22). Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Amman, Jordan.

Ally, M., & Koole, M. (2006). “Best practices for instructors and trainers who use mobile devices to deliver instruction to students.” Workshop presented at The 1st International Conference on Interactive Computer Aided Learning (April 19-22). Amman, Jordan.

Koole, M. (2006). “Mobile devices in distance education: Compare, consider and collaborate.” Paper presented at The 5th World Conference on Mobile Learning (October 20-26). Banff, AB.

Koole, M., & McGreal, R. (2006). mLearning: “What is it and where is it going? Innovations in education: Challenges, issues, and solutions.” Paper presented at The Canadian Association for Distance Education Annual Conference (May 23-26). Montreal, QU.

E-Portfolios

Moisey, S., Hoven, D., Kenny, R., & Koole, M. (2009). “E-portfolios: A viable capstone activity for graduate program.”Paper presented at The Canadian Network for Innovation in Education Annual Conference (May 10-13). Ottawa, Ontario.

Hoven, D., & Koole, M. (2008). “Integration of an e-Portfolio into a master of education program." Invited presentation for The Teaching and Learning Effectiveness Program, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.

Koole, M. (2007). “Reflecting, scaffolding and showcasing: Integrating an e-portfolio tool into a master’s program.” Paper presented at The Alberta Distance Education and Technology Conference (October). Edmonton, AB

Technology & Learner Support

Spencer, R., & Koole, M. (2008). “Value and uses of open source products in support of graduate student learning.” Paper presented at The Manitoba Association for Distance Education and Technology Conference (May 8-9). Winnipeg, MN.

Spencer, R., & Koole, M. (2008). “Moodle: An open source LMS.” Workshop presented at The Manitoba Association for Distance Learning and Technology Conference (May 8-9). Winnipeg, MN.

Wagenaar, C., & Koole, M. (2007). “Podcasting in a blended learning environment: Alberta Children’s Services.”  Paper presented at The Alberta Distance Education and Technology Association (October). Edmonton, AB.

Spencer, R., Moisey, S., & Koole, M. (2007). “Moodle and the Master of Distance Education program.” Paper presented at The Moodle Moot (May 3-5). Edmonton, AB.

Cleveland-Innes, M., Koole, M. & Kinsel, E. (2006).  “Teaching presence in online communities of inquiry: Learners, facilitators and learning.”  Paper presented at The Canadian Association of Distance Education Annual Conference (May). Montreal, PQ.

Cleveland-Innes, M., & Koole, M. (2005). “Learner support in online learning.” Paper presented at The Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning (August 3-5). Madison, WI.

Cleveland-Innes, M., & Koole, M. (2005). “Support technology.” Workshop presented at The Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning (August 3-5). Madison, WI.

Cleveland-Innes, M. & Koole, M. (2004).  “Role adjustment for students in online environments.”  Invited keynote address at The Learner Services Forum, Campus Saskatchewan.  Saskatoon, SK.