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Contact-new.svg Irwin DeVries
Employer:Thompson Rivers University - Open Learning
Occupation:Director, Curriculum Development
Other roles:OERu representative for Thompson Rivers University
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I'm Interim Associate Vice President at Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning Division in Kamloops, Canada; and Associate Faculty in the Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration and Leadership at Royal Roads University. At TRU I was previously Director of Curriculum Development for Open Learning. We are a founding anchor partner of the OERu. My roles include musician, instructional designer, educational technologist, researcher, program developer and administrator in open and distance learning, variously in career, professional and academic programs at undergraduate and graduate levels. I now lean toward the term "open educator" but that's a big concept and I don't nearly live up to its full meaning or potential. But I keep trying...and learning...

I also am co-editor with Dr. David Porter of the open access journal International Journal of E-learning and Distance Education, a publication of the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE-RCIE).


PhD Curriculum Theory and Implementation (SFU) Presentation, Thesis
MA Education (UBC)
BA English (SFU)

Recent research and presentations

Professional roles

My interests

Guitar is definitely up there - I've played in bands and have a number of guitars that are like extra limbs to me!

Social media

Blog Open and Distance Learning
Twitter @IrwinDev
Skype irwin.devries
LinkedIn profile

ICDE 2015


Feedback and notes from my WikiNeighbours

  • Hi, I am a researcher from India and working on online collaborative learning environments. I liked your profile --Ravi limaye 17:03, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Great progress! I really like the Open Learn promo video. Congrats on your first certification :-). All you need to do now for you next level is practice uploading and manipulating images. I created a personal sandbox page for you to practice. --Wayne Mackintosh 22:01, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Nice to meet you Ravi - and Wayne thanks for the sandbox. I'll start working on images! Irwin
  • Hi, I'm an educator from India .You have done great progress.Congrats on your certification.Hope to collaborate and learn from you on this wonderful platform !-- Balqis Thaahaveettil 22:09, 25 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Hi Irwin - great video on open learning. Thanks for making the difficult seem possible :-) Jane