I am a current PhD student focusing my research on Education Technology and E-learning. My research is aimed at using video games as an educational tool inside of the classroom instead of a means of just entertainment. I am also a Masters graduate with my MSc in Computer Games Technology.
Currently, I’m the founder and owner of Chamfered Technology, the Academic Specialist at Algoma University in the IT Department, and I am also a part-time faculty member at Algoma University with the Computer Science Department. I have taught courses on Artificial Intelligence, Distributed Systems, as well as many gaming courses included Games Marketplace and Game Design. I have also worked with SSMIC and Miramar on building a Facebook Application for ProtoLaunch. ProtoLaunch is a gaming camp for highschool students to teach them how to build games. I have worked within Protolaunch as a mentor to the students in previous years.
I am also doing consulting work right now and offering training to companies on the Microsoft Office Suite as well as training on other software and workplace practices. I have worked with Denison Environmental, Sault Area Hospital, Anishinabek Information Technology Centre (AITC) and many others. I am also consulting with companies to move their operations to ‘the cloud’ and utilize online collaborative tools.
Prior to starting up Chamfered Technology, I traveled to Scotland with four Algoma University undergraduates to compete in a Gaming Competition called Dare to be Digital. Our team, Log2n, won an award for most innovative and creative game. Our game, Flux, created a gesture based game where music decided the gameplay. I had a dual role on the team, being game designer and programmer.
I have experience in project management, programming and project design. I have a keen interest in new technologies and that is why my PhD focus has been on gaming and education. I want to introduce gaming to younger students and create new ways of learning through videogames. I have recently had three articles published with the Education Technology and Change journal. The articles can be found here, here, and here.
I have a great passion for teaching, and I love working with video games and education. I hope that I can combine all of them and create a better learning environment for all generations. I write for Education Technology as well which deals with how learning can be impacted positively by technology.