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Dr. David M. Kaufman
Professor, Simon Fraser University


This tutorial will provide a broad overview of current theory and practice in e-Learning and will discuss the next stage in its evolution. The presenter will begin by reviewing e-Learning 1.0, which used a teacher-directed model that was widely criticized. This will be followed by a review of e-learning 2.0, which shifted the emphasis to a more learner-centered approach and an emphasis on online communication. This current stage involves a great variation in practices which will be demonstrated and discussed by the presenter, e.g., webquests, games, simulations, virtual labs. E-learning 3.0 will be described as the stage in which knowledge is created by learners. A variety of technologies for knowledge creation will be shown and discussed, e.g., podcasts, blogs, wikis, mind maps, ePortfolios, video-enhanced learning, and virtual worlds. Finally, several new technologies will be introduced that promise to change the landscape of e-Learning, e.g., mobile devices, game machines, biofeedback devices.

Biography of David M. Kaufman

Dr. David Kaufman received his doctorate from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1973. Since that time, he has held a number of academic and administrative positions. He has held faculty appointments in Faculties of Engineering, Computer Science, Medicine, and Education at Concordia University (Loyola), Dalhousie University, Simon Fraser University, and the University of British Columbia. He also has served as Coordinator of Research and Development for the former Educational Research Institute of British Columbia, Director of Course Design for the Open Learning Institute (British Columbia's distance education institution), Director of the Medical Education Unit and later Director of Faculty Development in Dalhousie University's Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kaufman is the 1998 recipient of Dalhousie University's Instructional Leadership Award for his efforts in promoting and enhancing teaching. In 2001, he was appointed Director of the Learning and Instructional Development Centre at Simon Fraser University and has recently completed a seven-year term. Since 2003, he has been a Professor in the Faculty of Education and is continuing his academic work. Dr. Kaufman has given more than 200 presentations at universities and conferences in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and the Caribbean. He has published extensively, with more than 100 published articles and chapters and a co-edited book (Distance Education in Canada) to his credit. He is the co-author of two books entitled Educational Gameplay and Simulation Environments: Case Studies and Lessons Learned, published by IGI Global, and Jeux et Simulations Educatifs: Etudes de Cas et Lecons Apprises, published by the University of Quebec Press. He also is a reviewer for many journals, professional associations and funding agencies, and recently completed a term as a member of the national SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiative (MCRI) research grant review committee and Standard Research Grant review committee (Education and Social Sciences). Dr. Kaufman and his colleague (Dr. Louise Sauvé) recently completed an SSHRC INE Collaborative Research Initiative grant of $3million over four years on Simulation and Advanced Gaming Environments (SAGE) for Learning. He and his colleagues currently hold an SSHRC research grant and are continuing their work in this area.