Dr. Valerie Irvine is a professor of Educational Technology in the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria (UVic). She has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (Instructional Technology) from the University of Alberta, where she held a Government of Canada Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council doctoral fellowship. She also holds two bachelor degrees from the University of British Columbia in Education and English. Valerie has been involved in the field of educational applications of information and communication technologies for almost 20 years. Valerie is known for her work in multi-access learning (Irvine, Code & Richards, 2013). She is the founder and co-director of the Technology Integration and Evaluation (TIE) Research Lab where she has successfully obtained over $1.3 million in funding with $800,000 in infrastructure funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, BC Knowledge Development Fund, CANARIE’s Knowledge North, and various corporate partners and internal sources at the University of Victoria. Valerie’s research is further supported by such prestigious agencies as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Valerie is an invited speaker, serves on various editorial boards including the recent JOLT Special Issue on MOOCs, advises for the Educational Technology program area for the UVic Faculty of Education, was recent program co-chair of the international EdMedia conference in Victoria in 2013, and chair of the BCNet Collaborative Technologies Working Group. To learn more about Valerie, visit her website which can be found at: @_valeriei.

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