Dr. Jon Dron is a member of the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute and an Associate Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at Athabasca University, where he teaches various graduate and undergraduate courses. He is also an Honorary Faculty Fellow in the Centre for Learning and Teaching, University of Brighton, UK, and University Associate at Curtin University, Australia. Jon is a National Teaching Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy, is author of several award-winning research papers, and has given many keynotes and invited talks at international and national conferences on topics relating to online learning. He has served on scores of program committees, is a member of the executive committee for the E-Learn series of conferences, and has acted as a reviewer for hundreds of conference and journal articles in the field.
Jon’s research in learning technologies is highly cross-disciplinary, including social, pedagogical, technological, systemic and philosophical aspects of technology and learning design & management. He is the author of Control & Constraint in E-Learning: Choosing When to Choose (IGI: 2007) and the first author of the forthcoming book Teaching Crowds: Social Media and Learning (AU Press: 2014).