Department of Global Development Studies

DEPARTMENT OF

Global Development Studies

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Robert Aucoin

Robert Aucoin 

Term Adjunct

Ed.D (Educational Leadership and Policy Studies): 
 University of British Columbia

MA (Educational Technology)
  Concordia University

BSc (Mathematics)
  Dalhousie University

Phone:  613-533-3301
Email: robert.aucoin@queensu.ca
Fax: 613-533-2986

Mackintosh-Corry Hall B411
Global Development Studies
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Office hours:
By appointment

Research Interests

An experienced leader in education administration and international education with a strong dedication to quality education and equal opportunity to students of all backgrounds and abilities.

Accomplishments
• Won the 2017 Faculty Teaching Award, Royal Roads University
• Nominated for the Royal Roads Team Teaching Award, 2016
• Nominated for the Royal Roads Kelly Teaching Excellence Award, 2015
• Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) Award for my doctoral research, 2011
• Invited keynote address at the Canadian Council on Learning-sponsored “Other Voices” Conference held in Vancouver, October, 2006.
• Aventis Award for Research and Innovation in Health Education, 2002

Courses

DEVS 293:  Practical Issues in International Development (Winter 2020)
DEVS 361:  Project Planning and Policy Advocacy ONLINE  (Fall 2020)

Selected Publications

Articles:

Aucoin, R. & Barrientos, M. How to develop research competences in professors: a strategy for the development of teaching and research from the perspective of the scholarship of teaching and learning in Universidad Abierta para Adultos of the Dominican republic and Universidad Estatal a Distancia of Costa Rica. Revista Educación Superior, No. 25 (2018) Año XVII. Enero-Julio.

Nagel, T.W.S.; Remillard, C.; Aucoin, R; and Takenishi, A.; Findings on Student Use of Social Media at the Collegiate, Undergraduate, and Graduate Levels: Implications for 018. Available at: http://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/vol15/iss1/8

A values-based approach to Technology in Higher Education – Focus on Developing Countries, 2017 (in press).

A Study of Students’ Perceptions of the Use of Web 2.0 Applications in Higher Education. Presented at EdMEdia 2013, Victoria, Canada.

Information and Communication Technologies in International Education: A Canadian Policy Analysis (2011). International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 6(4).

The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Distance Learning And Training. Accepted at the 21st Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, Madison, Wisconsin, August 3-5, 2005.

Values-Based Design of Learning Portals as New Academic Spaces. A chapter co-written with Dr. Katy Campbell in Designing Portals: Opportunities and Challenges, edited by Ali Jafari and Mark Sheehan. 2003. Please see Chapter X (p. 162) of the appended book .pdf. See review at: http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/eqm04113.pdf

Modern Trends in Distance Education Design and Technology: A Look at Zimbabwe and Canada. A paper published in September 1997 in The Zimbabwe Bulletin of Teacher Education. Co-authored with Dr. Fred Zindi, the University of Zimbabwe

Distance Education in Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Could this be One Way of Alleviating Economic Hardships? A paper published in February 1995, by Open Learning, the publication of The Open University, Milton-Keynes, England. Co-authored with Dr. Fred Zindi, the University of Zimbabwe.

Invited Presentations:

At the Corners of Policy, Practice and Serendipity. A keynote address to be given at Universidad Estatal a Distancia, San Jose, Costa Rica, March 2019.

Other Voices. Gave the keynote address at the Canadian Council on Learning-sponsored “Other Voices” Conference held in Vancouver, October, 2006 (invited)

The Alberta Rehabilitation Continuous Learning Network. Presented at the Arkansas Distance Education Conference held in Fayetteville, Arkansas, January, 2003. (Invited)

Critical Factors for Success in Online Learning. Presented at the Arkansas Distance Education Conference held in Fayetteville, Arkansas, January, 2002. (Invited)