Tannis Morgan

Meet Tannis Morgan

I mix education, applied learning, technology, and linguistics. I am a distance educator, sometimes painter, and an enthusiastic traveler who is afraid of flying 

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I became interested in educational technology while I was a graduate student at Université Laval in Québec. This was pre-internet, when everything educational technology was expensive to develop and purchase, and didn’t seem to produce anything interesting. I left my graduate degree, went to live in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and in the meantime the internet really happened. Shortly after coming back to Canada, I became a Profesor de Ingles at the Tec de Monterrey in Hermosillo, where I actually replaced Brian after he came back to Canada.

Since then, I’ve worked in distance education at the University of British Columbia, educational development at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and now at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) where I am responsible for developing and implementing the e-learning strategy. While at JIBC for the last 5 years, I’ve learned to love the potential of mobile learning for its simplicity, accessibility, and convenience. The mobile learning initiative at JIBC has resulted in a number of small to large projects, ranging from the use of iPads as simulators, the development of apps to support students in their programs and on the job, community support tools, and a tablet program for Paramedics.

I’ve had a blog since 2005, but for many of those years only posted 4 or 5 times a year.

I have a list of publications and presentations over here. My research at JIBC is focused on the uptake of open education resources at an applied institution and digital learners at applied institutions.

For fun, I am a mom of three – included twin 8 year old boys – which is never boring. They are very energetic so we do a lot of outdoor activities, which Vancouver is great for: snowboarding in the winter; biking, running, soccer, swimming, skimboarding in the summer.

Expertise Brought to the Project

  • mobile learning
  • e-learning strategy
  • distance education
  • applied and experiential education

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