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Rick Kenny is an Associate Professor with the Center for Distance Education at Athabasca University, where he teaches instructional design, learning theory and research methods. He has had over 35 years of experience in education, as a K-12 teacher, an instructional designer, and academic. Before joining Athabasca, Rick was an instructional designer with Distance Education and Technology and an Associate Member of the Faculty of Education at UBC.

Research Interests

Rick continues to pursue an active research agenda on a variety of topics:
• Instructional design and change agency
• The design and development of online learning and interactive multimedia instruction to foster higher-order thinking.
• Mobile learning issues and design.
• E-Portfolios in higher education

Rick is also a past editor of the Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology , a publication of the Association for Media and Technology in Education in Canada (AMTEC). CJLT is a fully bilingual (English and French), peer reviewed, scholarly journal that publishes a wide range of research reports, case studies, reviews of literature and position papers relating to technology and learning.


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