Dr. Wilson works at improving the experience of pre-service and graduate 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. Since 2007 Dr. Wilson has offered the College of Educational Technology Group which has teacher candidates active in schools learning about technology. He has offered a variety of graduate level courses at the Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus where students are able to collaborate and learn in design studio environments. 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)
- 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 2008- 2013
Dr. Wilson is strongly involved inthe 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 809 Introduction to Program Evaluation
ECUR 810 Advanced Program Evaluation
ETAD 803 Multimedia Design
ETAD 879 Advanced Video Design for Learning
ETAD 991 Introduction to Scholarship
Dr. Wilson's research interests centre 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 technology and literacy levels of rural high school students. He is also the leader of a Dr. Stirling McDowell funded research project looking at ways to improve technology literacy in English as an Additional Language students in high schools.
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. (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
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