Dr. Wilson has a passion for teaching and learning and is a strong advocate for the discipline of education. He works at improving the learning experience of pre-service and in-service teachers. 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, program evaluation, and delivery of professional development. Most of Dr. Wilson's courses support innovative learning in face-to-face and online environments.
- Ed.D. University of Southern Queensland, 2008, Education
- M.Ed. University of Saskatchewan, 2000, Education, Educational Communications and Technology
- B.Ed. University of Saskatchewan, 1995, Education, Elementary Education
- B.A., University of Saskatchewan 1989, History
Appointment(s) and Promotions (U of S)
- Department Head, 2014- present, Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education
- Acting Department Head, August 2017 – Feb 2018, Department of Educational Foundations, College of Education
- Associate Professor, July 2014, Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education
- Assistant Professor, July 2008 – Present Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education
- Graduate Coordinator, July 2009 – Present, Educational Communications and Technology Program, Department of Curriculum Studies.
- Administrative Assistant, June 2001 – July 2008, Flexible Delivery and Professional Development, College of Education
- Administrative Assistant, May 1995 – May 2001, Instructional Technology and Distance Education College of Education
- Sessional Lecturer, 1997 – 2008, Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education
- Technician 1, 1994 –1995, Division of Audio-Visual Services
- College of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Saskatchewan
- Department of Educational Administration, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Wilson is strongly involved in the undergraduate and graduate program. He has served as an instructor, internship facilitator, and graduate program chair. He regularly teaches the following courses:
- ETAD 402.3 Multimedia Design and Production
- ETAD 470.3 Design and Use of Online Learning Resources
- ETAD 476.3 Video Production for Education
- ECUR 325.3 Relational Curriculum Making in the Secondary Classroom
- ECUR 165.3 Teaching in Secondary Schools
- ECUR 809.3 Introduction to Program Evaluation
- ECUR 810.3 Advanced Program Evaluation
- ETAD 803.3 Multimedia Design
- ETAD 879.3 Advanced Video Design for Learning
- ETAD 991.3 Introduction to Scholarship
Dr. Wilson's research interests center on technology skill development in educators, developing quality e-learning, and design-studio learning experiences, and studying the social impacts of technology. His current research includes investigating experiential learning and design-studio learning environments. He is a strong advocate of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL).
Walker, K., Roset, S., Cherkowski, S., & Wilson, J. (2017). Sun West Empowering Learners for 21st Century. Turning Point Global Publishers. Kingston, ON.
Wilson, J. & Ralph, E. (2014). Motivating Teaching In Higher Education with Technology. New Forums Press. Stillwater, OK.
Wilson, J., (2016). Studio design for video. In Boling, E., Schwier, R. A., Gray, C.M., Smith, K. M. & Campbell, K. (Eds.) (2016). Studio teaching in higher education: Selected design cases. New York: Routledge. eISBN: 9781315697420
Wilson, J., & Scott, S. (2013). 3D Video Production in Education. In K. Nettleton, & L. Lennex (Eds.), Cases on 3D Technology Application and Integration in Education (pp. 72-91). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-2815-1.ch004.
Wilson, J., (2010). Authentic Learning at the Lake: An Approach to Graduate Level Video Production In C. Maddux (Ed.) Research Highlights in Information Technology and Teacher Education 2010 (pp. 277-286). Chesapeake, VA: Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE).
Wilson, J., & Albion, P., (2008). Interaction, Learner Styles, and Content in Online Courses: Implications for Teacher Preparation In C. Maddux (Ed.) Research Highlights in Information Technology and Teacher Education 2009 (pp. 347-354). Chesapeake, VA: Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE).
Wilson, J. & Gobeil, M. (2017). Guitars and makerspace: Examining the experience of first nations students. The Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology.43(2) https://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/article/view/27529:
Jones, J., Rosaasen, N., Taylor, J. Mainra, R., Shoker, A., Blackburn, D., Wilson, J. Mansell, H. (2016). Health Literacy, Knowledge and Patient Satisfaction Prior to Kidney Transplantation Transplantation Proceedings
Yates, T, Wilson, J, and Purton, K. (2015). Surveying assessment in experiential learning: A single campus study, The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: 6(3), Article 4. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5206/cjsotl-rcacea.2015.3.4
Wilson, J. & Briere, J.,& Nahachewsky, J. (2015). Rural high school students’ digital literacy. Journal of Literacy and Technology. 16(2)
N.Rosaasen, R. Mainra, A. Shoker, J.Wilson, D.Blackburn, *H.Mansell. (2015). Education before kidney transplant: What do patients need to know? Progress in Transplantation
Wilson, J., Krause, D., & Stone, M. (2014). Developing technological capacity in EAL learning environments: The teacher candidate experience. eMatters, 2(1). Retrieved from http://em.synergiesprairies.ca/index.php/em/article/view/51
Wilson, J. (2013). Course design using an authentic model. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 39(1). Retrieved from http://cjlt.csj.ualberta.ca/index.php/cjlt/article/view/683.
Wilson, J. (2012) Developing an educational technology group for pre-service
Teachers, Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching 5(1)
Wilson, J. (2010). Supporting teacher candidates and EAL learners using technology. Antistasis 1(2), 4 – 6.
Schwier, R.A., & Wilson, J.R. (2010). Unconventional roles and activities identified by instructional designers. Contemporary Educational Technology, 1(2), 134-147. Retrieved from http://www.cedtech.net/articles/123.pdf
Wilson, J.R., & Schwier, R.A. (2009). Authenticity in the process of learning about instructional design. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 35(2). Retrieved from http://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/article/view/520
Papers in Conference Proceedings
Wilson, J. (2012). Video Production using an authentic studio model. Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education Conference, Austin, TX.
Wilson, J. & Schwier, R. (2012). A model of authentic learning processes in instructional design. Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education Conference, Austin, TX.
Wilson, J., & Scott, S. (2011). 3D video production in teacher education. Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education Conference, Nashville, TN.
Wilson, J., (2011). Technology integration, EAL and pre-service teachers. Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education Conference, Nashville, TN.
Correia, A.P., Yusop, F.D., Wilson, J.R., & Schwier, R.A. (2010). A comparative case study of approaches to authentic learning in instructional design at two universities. American Educational Research Association, Denver, Colorado. Educational Resources Information Centre, ERIC document reproduction #ED509340.
Wilson, J.R., & Schwier, R.A. (2009). Authenticity in the process of learning about instructional design. Proceedings of the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
Wilson, J., & Albion, P., (2009). Interaction, Learner Styles, and Content in Online Courses: Implications for Teacher Preparation. Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education, Charleston S.C.
Honours (Medals, Fellowships, Prizes)
CJLT Editors’ Award for the Outstanding Research Paper in the Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2009 (with Richard Schwier).
University of Saskatchewan New Faculty Research Grant, 2008.
Cogeco Graduate Scholarship for Research in Educational and Broadcast Communication, 1999, University of Saskatchewan.
Teaching Awards or Recognitions Received
3M National Teaching Fellowship, 2017, Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
University of Saskatchewan Master Teacher Award, 2015, University of Saskatchewan
Desire to Learn / Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Innovation in Teaching and Learning award, 2012.
Apple Distinguished Educator, Class of 2011, Apple Canada
2010 Provost ‘s Outstanding New Teacher Award at the University of Saskatchewan
2010 College of Education Graduates’ Choice Instructor of the Year