Gale Parchoma, Program Coordinator, COHERE

Gale Parchoma is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology and Design (ETAD) in the Department of Curriculum Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. She holds a doctorate in Educational Administration and has taught online and blended undergraduate and graduate courses for more than a decade. From 2007-2012 she was a member of a team that designed, developed, and taught the e-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning PhD program for the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University in the UK. From 2013-2016, Gale was an Associate Professor in the Learning Sciences at the University of Calgary. To date, under her supervision, 20 graduate students have completed masters and doctoral programs in the field.

Gale’s research interests include design thinking, distributed cognition, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and simulation-based education. During her time in Lancaster, Gale led a UK Technology Transfer Board and National Health Service-funded team who developed online approaches to integrating technology enhanced learning in undergraduate medical education and examined simulation-based medical education practices in the National Health Service. She is currently leading a series of blended and online learning research projects that involve nationally and internationally recognized scholars whose work spans a range of disciplines.