Director, Communications, Stakeholder and Academic Relations, BCcampus
With over 25 years as an educator in adult learning, Paul has delivered high-tech educational programs in the private and public sector around the world. Working with BCcampus, Paul leads initiatives to forward shareable online learning resources, online communities, and professional development for educators in all of BC’s public post-secondary institutions.
Before coming to BCcampus, Paul led and managed the training for mission critical air-traffic control programs in Switzerland, Indonesia, and China. He also worked at Simon Fraser University’s eLearning Innovation Centre and before that spent four years helping create the Technical University of British Columbia.
Paul has three undergraduate degrees, and at the age of 50 completed a 100 percent online graduate program in Adult Learning and Global Change with a cohort of learners from around the world. He also serves as Associate Faculty member at Royal Roads University where he co-developed and taught an online International and Global Distance Education course for the Master of Arts in Learning and Technology program.
Paul’s research work includes global perspectives on open educational resources, sustainability in the use and reuse of learning objects, and online community quality of life indicators as part of a SSHRC funded Community University Research Alliance (CURA). He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, a webcast and workshop facilitator, and an award winner for his innovative work with educational technology.