Colin M. Madland

BA, BEd, MEd

I’m an educator with over 15 years experience in various contexts, including the fitness industry, high school, English as a Foreign Language in Japan, and as a faculty developer for online and face-to-face faculty. I’m currently Manager of Online Learning and Instructional Technology at Trinity Western University in Langley, BC.


My MEd thesis explored the use of a simple cooperative learning strategy in synchronous, online distance education at the graduate level. This structured peer review encouraged participants to take deeper approaches to their learning and led them to feel more socially engaged with their fellow learners.



I am an OER Research Fellow with the Open Education Group, where my research is focussed on how faculty and learners can be supported to use OER differently from commercial resources.



I have experience teaching in a wide variety of contexts, including high school, English as a foreign language, and most recently as a faculty developer at Thompson Rivers University Open Learning in Kamloops, BC.



There are few activities that are more effective for promoting learning than taking the time to reflect on experiences. Reflection is simply the metacognitive process of making sense of your experiences.



Three simple words in a particular combination as they have been spoken by David Wiley.


The teacher who shares the best with their students, whether they are sharing experiences, ideas, resources, questions, or answers, is the best teacher.


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