Ken's interest in building engaging, constructivist learning environments, and a desire to find new opportunities for student-centred learning brings him to Royal Roads as an instructional designer. Working in learning design and faculty development, Ken is eager to support active, constructivist learning. He keeps abreast of best practices for technology that enable rich collaboration and constructive environments. Most of all, he promotes the view that we are best able to learn through building relationships, not just with the material, but with each other.
Having moved to the world of higher education from a rich background in visual communications, Ken has many years of experience in post-secondary teaching that inform his role as instructional designer. He holds a master’s degree in Learning and Technology from Royal Roads University, where he researched strategies and successes in implementing social media in constructivist teaching practices. Ken also continues to teach, currently as an associate faculty member for the School of Education and Technology at Royal Roads. Having been a 2017 Open Education Faculty Fellow with BCcampus, and co-author of the open textbook Graphic Design and Print Production Fundamentals, Ken is a keen advocate for open educational practices in higher education.
- MA in Learning and Technology