Todd JB Blayone
Associate Researcher & Technologist
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Living part-time in Toronto, Canada and in Kyiv, Ukraine, Todd is a Researcher and Technologist at the EILAB, Canada. His research and publications explore post-industrial digital learning, digital competencies, dimensions of culture, and democratized learning, with special interest in the transformation of Ukrainian higher education. His technological activities include digital research support and the utilization of social media in formal education.
Todd holds a B.A. (1986), M.A. (1990) from University of Toronto in ancient languages (Greek and Coptic), and early Christian history and literature. He was a Faculty Lecturer (Hellenistic Greek Language, and Gnostic History and Literature), digital-research consultant, and a PhD candidate at McGill University, Montreal, from 1991 to 1997. At McGill, Todd established himself within the area of digital humanities, functioning as Founding Editor of Chorus, an international, award-winning, online resource sponsored by University of California, Berkeley.
From 2001 to 2009, Todd functioned as Director of Digital Business Transformation at Metroland Media, Durham Region, Canada. From 2010-2012, he was a Senior Digital Marketing Strategist at Nelson Educational Publishing, Scarborough, Canada.
Todd completed a second M.A. in Education and Digital Technologies (2017) from UOIT, Canada. He is working closely with international colleagues to build support for an online institute of post-industrial learning and educational transformation in Ukraine.
Mykhailenko, O. & Blayone, T. (May, 2017). Spring Academic School 2017. Post-Industrial Digital Learning Transformation. [Three-day Workshop for University Educators in Ukraine]. Bukovel, Ukraine.
Mykhailenko, O., Blayone, T., & VanOostveen, R. (October, 2016). Exploring democratized learning and dimensions of culture for educational transformation in Ukraine. RIDRU Conference: Higher Education Reforms in Post-Maidan Ukraine, [Video Presentation]. Alberta, Canada.
Blayone, T., vanOostveen, R., Barber, W., DiGiuseppe, M., & Childs, E. (2017). Developing learning communities in fully online spaces: Positioning the Fully Online Learning Community model. In Proceedings of Second International Symposium on Higher Education in Transformation: Designing Higher Education for the 21st Century. Oshawa, Ontario, Canada: Higher Education in Transformation (HEIT).
Blayone, T. (2017). Readiness for digital learning: Examining self-reported and observed mobile competencies as steps toward more effective learner readiness assessment. [Thesis], University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Canada.
Barber, W., DiGiuseppe, M., vanOostveen, R., Blayone, T., & Koroluk, J. (2016). Examining student and educator use of digital technology in an online world. In Proceedings of Second International Symposium on Higher Education in Transformation: Designing Higher Education for the 21st Century. Oshawa, Ontario, Canada: Higher Education in Transformation (HEIT).
Blayone, T., Mykhailenko, O. (2016, November). Post-Industrial Learning: Digital Technology, Culture and Democratization. Paper presented at IBECON 2016, KNEU, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Mykhailenko, O., Blayone, T. (2017, April). Collaborative online learning and cultural values of university students in Ukraine: Findings and prospects of Ukraine-Canada educational project. Presented at the II International Conference: Socio-economic and Humanitarian Aspects of Global Transformations, University of Educational Management, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Mykhailenko, O., Blayone, T. Cultural studies for post-industrial education: Ukraine-Canada project (2017. Submitted). Agora: The Journal of Kennan Institute, Ukraine.
Mykhailenko, O., Blayone, T. Learning models of freedom (March 8, 2017). Educational Policy: Public Experts’ Portal.
vanOostveen, R., DiGiuseppe, M., Barber, W., Blayone, T., & Childs, E. (2016). New conceptions for digital technology sandboxes: Developing a Fully Online Learning Communities (FOLC) model. In G. Veletsianos (Ed.), EdMedia 2016: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 665-673). Vancouver, B.C., Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
vanOostveen, R., Davidson, A-L., Naffi, N., Price, D. & Blayone, T. (2016, June). Exploring Problem-Based Learning in higher education: Case studies about the changing roles of the teacher and the learner. Paper presented at Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.