Elizabeth A. Childs, PhD
Associate Professor, Education and Technology, Royal Roads University, Canada
Dr. Elizabeth Childs is Associate Professor, Education and Technology at Royal Roads University, Canada. She has over 15 years of experience as an educator and consultant to public and private education and training sectors. She consults nationally and internationally in the areas of online and blended learning, online communities, professional learning, instructional design and capacity development for technology enabled learning environments. Dr. Childs has worked with client groups across K-12, post-secondary, government and industry to assist them in assessing their readiness and then developing and implementing online and/or blended learning environments. Elizabeth has worked with clients to create benchmarks, assess their capacity for implementing online and blended programs and develop their tactical plan to guide growth for the institutions. She also works with the Framework Agreement First Nations on their national capacity building, training and professional development strategy.
Some of the research projects Dr. Childs has been involved include developing a holistic model for the implementation of distributed learning for the Government of Nunavut; development of policy frameworks for adult learning for CMEC, and the development of a certification model for ICCS and the Framework Agreement First Nations. Her current interests in adult education and digital technologies have lead her to join UOIT’s Faculty of Education, teaching specifically both in the online graduate program and the BA in Adult Education and Digital Technology.
- Transforming Online Learning: The Fully Online Learning Community (FOLC) Model
- The GTCU: A Framework for Conceptualizing and Surveying General Technology Competency and Use
- Exploring (GTCU) Survey Measures and Performance along a PBL Continuum
- Comparing GTCU Self-report Measures of Digital Competency to Observed Human-Technology Interactions