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Publications/Presentations

Journals guest edited:

Études de communication languages, information, médiations. L’intégration du numérique dans les formations du supérieur. Numéro spécial, 2007.

Refereed journals:

“Les campus numériques au carrefour d’enjeux pédagogiques, industriels et institutionnels, ” volume spécial sur l’enseignement virtuel, Septembre / 2006, Science de la Société, PUM.

“La délocalisation de la formation universitaire à Ryerson : une évolution vers l’internationalisation du savoir, ” Distances et Savoirs. Volume 4 – n°3 / 2006. Hermès/Lavoisier.

“Virtual Higher Education: A Liberalist or Humanist Socialization Tool,” International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 1, 2005.

“Virtual University Education as an Agent of Social Change: Educational Design as a Battleground for Liberalist and Humanist Socio¬economical Values”, International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, 2005.

Refereed Conference Proceedings:

Digital Space as Semi – Permeable Membranes”, AoiR 12 Performance and Participation, Seattle, October 12, 2011, co-presenters Yukari Seko and Jason Nolan.

Learning in Liminal Spaces”, in symposium: Informal Learning and Sociable Media in Children’s Culture, American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, April 9th, 2011.

Future DIY Citizenship: A Question of Autonomy”, DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media, University of Toronto, November 13, 2011.

Communities of praxis: the Second Life and OLPC components of a mixed-reality primer,” IR 9.0 – Rethinking Communities, Rethinking Place, Copenhagen, presenter, October 2008.

Second life: émergence de communautés de pratiques humaines et artificielles? ,” Colloque « Web participatif : mutation de la communication? », 76e congrès de l’ACFAS, Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Québec, May 6th and 7th, 2008.

Can Second Life House Artificial Organisms? ” Toronto/Montreal/Lille: TOGETHER ELSEWHERE – A biennial of artistic exchange -third edition January 31st through February 2, 2008. Montreal: Presse de l’Université du Québec.

Virtual Higher Education: A Liberalist or Humanist Socialization Tool,” International conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society, University of California, Berkeley, presenter, February 18th, 2005.

Virtual University Education as an Agent of Social Change: Educational Design as a Battleground for Liberalist and Humanist Socio-economical Values,” The Twelfth International Conference on Learning, University of Granada, presenter, July 2005.

L’autonomie de l’apprenant: un enjeu pour la globalisation de l’éducation virtuelle,” in Bugs 2001, Globalism and Pluralism, Colloquium proceedings, UQAM.

Papers Presented/Symposia/Invited Lectures/Professional Meetings/Workshops:

French CBC Interview : Social media and youth vote during Ontario election, aired September xx, 2011.

Guest Lecture in MPM 21: New Media History, “P2P: the new relationality?”, April 11, 2011.

Facilitator: Open discussion forum, a forum to exchange and share ideas and experiences on teaching with new media, March 21st, 2011.

Speed Geek Talk: Privacy Camp Toronto, March 19, 2011.

Guest Speaker: St Michael’s Education Summit, “Innovation and Future Directions in Education”, March 1st, 2011.

Facilitator: Open discussion forum, a forum to exchange and share ideas and experiences on teaching with new media, November 8th, 2011.

Guest Lecture in BDC 925: Issues in Popular Culture, “Virtual Living Libraries
: An exploration of Social Media as places of cultural and knowledge exchange”, October 8th, 2011.

EDGE Privacy unconference, June 19th, RCC, Ryerson.

‘What happens to education when media become places of cultural and knowledge exchange?’ and ‘Introduction to XMI’, APG presentation, Ryerson, May 12th, 2010, co-presenters Jason Nolan and Abby Goodrum.

Quoted in article ” Avatar’s success means 3-D is here to stay ENTERTAINMENT’S NEXT DIMENSION; Film, TV and video games are quick to adopt lucrative technology”, Mon Mar 29 2010, Page: E1 , Section: Entertainment, Byline: Bruce DeMara .

CTV Interviewee Minor TV Interview on gaming and children Community, 2009

CBC Interviewee Minor TV Interview on use of Second Life Community, January 2010

Toronto Star Interviewee Minor Comments on the future of 3D, May 2010

“Social Media: Folk Culture Locations for Cultural Exchange and Knowledge Construction Conference Presentation,” Shaping our Future: Teaching Excellence in a Changing Climate, Ryerson University, May 12th 2009, co-author Jason Nolan.

“Meaningful Learning Engagement in Virtual Learning Simulations,” Shaping our Future: Teaching Excellence in a Changing Climate, Ryerson University, May 11th 2009, Co-presenters Jason Nolan, Rochelle Mazar.

“Virtual Living Libraries: An exploration of social media as places of cultural and knowledge exchange,” Ryerson University, FCAD SRC Luncheon Series, Ryerson University, March 12th, 2009.

“What is the importance of Social Media to university education?” Shaping Our Future, OPSEU conference, Ryerson University, November 11th, 2008.

“Education and 2nd Generation Social Media,” Interior Design Educators, Annual General Meeting, Ryerson University, Oct. 24th, 2008.

«L’industrialisation de la formation », MSH Paris-Nord via video conference, Journée des doctorants, presenter, Paris, MSH Paris Nord, May 2003.

« Multimédia : quelle offre de formation pour quelles compétences ? la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Paris Nord, Paris, May 2002.

Campus numériques: “L’autonomie de l’apprenant: un enjeu pour la globalisation de l’éducation virtuelle,” UQAM, presenter, Montreal. April, 2002.

Participation in the international symposium: “Echanges des biens culturels. Comptabilité des modèles et des approches en sciences humaines et sociales.” January 26-27, 2001.

Weekly participation in video conferencing seminars between Montreal (UQAM), Paris (Paris 13) and Université de Grenoble, on the topic of cultural industries. January, 2001.

Greet Presentation, Ryerson: Photographic Conservation and Preservation (In collaboration with Profs. D. Snyder and R. Burley. My role was to discuss the function of digital media in relation to photography). May, 2000.
Greet Presentation: IBDG Group. In collaboration with Brad Fortner (RCC), Bob Jones (Sheridan), Lucie Hall (RTA), Lila Pine (Image Arts), Deb Fels (ITM). My role was to discuss the curriculum development foreseen for Interactive Broadcast in Ontario. May, 2000.

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