Wendy Barber

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, OntarioTechU

Email: wendy.barber@uoit.ca

Dr. Wendy Barber is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Canada. She recently won the UOIT Teaching Award of Excellence for 2014. She is a passionate advocate for Health and Physical Education. Her research interests lie in the areas of Teacher Development, Health Literacy, Physical Literacy, Mindfulness, Resilience and Wellbeing. In addition, she has published and presented papers internationally focused on Digital Learning Environments and Creating Authentic Online Communities.

Barber, W., Harrison, R., vanOostveen, R., & Childs, E. (2021). Building better online communities in the post pandemic world. 59–XIII. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/353843661_Building_Better_Online_Communities_in_the_Post_Pandemic_World
vanOostveen, R., Hunter, B., Childs, E., Barber, W., & Gerbrandt, J. (2021). Collaborative learning in co-created digital space: The fully online learning community model. In Dhir, H. K. (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Barriers for Teaching 21st-Century Competencies and the Impact of Digitalization (pp. 197–214). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-6967-2
vanOostveen, R., Atkins, B., Babin-Larochelle, M., Barber, W., Robertson, L., Scheidler-Benns, J., & Simmons, C. (2021). Handbook - Bachelor of arts in educational studies and digital technology (V6). https://education.ontariotechu.ca/undergraduate/ba-handbook_v6_final_feb2021_rk.pdf
vanOostveen, R., Gagnon, C., Barber, W., McGuckin, D., & Childs, E. (2020, November 20). Pedagogical paradigms: Transformational professional online learning. Knowledge Building Summer Institute 2020 (Virtual Event), Toronto, ON Canada. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/349443263_Pedagogical_Paradigms_Transformational_Professional_Online_Learning
vanOostveen, R., Barber, W., & Childs, E. (2020, May 18). GELO and GreX: A framework and dashboard to investigate technology competency and culture. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.35855.71840
vanOostveen, R., Barber, W., & Childs, E. (2020, May 1). Introducing GELO and GREx: Tools to study digital technology competencies and cultural orientations. Fourth International Symposium on Higher Education in Transformation, Oshawa, ON Canada.
Barber, W., vanOostveen, R., Childs, E., McGuckin, D., & Vohra, S. (2020). Developing online courses through university professional partnerships. 613–620. https://doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2020.0243
vanOostveen, R., Barber, W., Childs, E., DiGiuseppe, M., & Colquhoun, K. (2019). Exploring the fully online learning community model: Comparing digital technology competence and observed performance on PBL tasks. In Advances in Web-Based Learning (pp. 348–351). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-35758-0_36
vanOostveen, R., Childs, E., Barber, W., DiGiuseppe, M., Percival, J., & Desjardins, C. (2019). Introducing the global educational learning observatory (GELO) and the global readiness explorer (GREx): A framework and dashboard to investigate tech competence and culture. 2019 18th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training (ITHET), 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1109/ITHET46829.2019.8937340
Webb, S., vanOostveen, R., Barber, W., Percival, J., & Childs, E. (2019). Co-creation of the digital space: Examining the use of web-based tools in fully online learning community (FOLC) environments. 1255–1260. https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/210135/
DiPasquale, J. P., Hunter, B., vanOostveen, R., Goodman, W., Barber, W., & DiGiuseppe, M. (2019). Assessing general technology competency and use: Correlates of confidence and experience with a range of communications devices. EdMedia + Innovate Learning, 800–805.
Barber, W., vanOostveen, R., Childs, E., & Harvey, J. (2019, June 12). Situating resilience, grit and growth mindset as constructs of social presence in the fully online learning community model (FOLC). ECEL 2019, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333729780_Situating_Resilience_Grit_and_Growth_Mindset_as_Constructs_of_Social_Presence_in_the_Fully_Online_Learning_Community_Model_FOLC
Webb, S., vanOostveen, R., Barber, W., & Childs, E. (2018, October 30). Examining the use of web-based tools in fully online learning community environments. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323994803_Examining_the_use_of_Web-based_Tools_in_Fully_Online_Learning_Community_Environments
vanOostveen, R., Digiuseppe, M., Barber, W., & Blayone, T. (2018, July 20). GELO: The global educational learning observatory. Universal Design and Higher Education in Transformation, Dublin, Ireland. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326521852_GELO_The_Global_Educational_Learning_Observatory
vanOostveen, R., Digiuseppe, M., Barber, W., Blayone, T., & Childs, E. (2018, February 11). Exploring cross-cultural digital competencies: Building the global educational learning observatory, GELO. EdMedia + Innovate Learning, Amsterdam. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323113981_Exploring_cross-cultural_digital_competencies_Building_the_Global_Educational_Learning_Observatory_GELO
Hunter, B., vanOostveen, R., Goodman, W., Barber, W., & DiGiuseppe, M. (2018). Assessing general technology competency and use: Correlates of confidence and experience with a range of communications devices. The Universal Design & Higher Education in Transformation Congress, Dublin, Ireland.
Barber, W., & Blayone, T. J. B. (2018). Student perceptions of fully online flipped community learning: A case study. In R. V. Nata (Ed.), Progress in Education (Vol. 53, pp. 161–183). Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Blayone, T. J. B., Mykhailenko, O., Kokhan, M., Kavtaradze, M., vanOostveen, R., & Barber, W. (2018). Profiling the digital readiness of higher education students for transformative online learning in the post-soviet nations of Georgia and Ukraine. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 15(1), 1–22. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41239-018-0119-9
Blayone, T. J. B., Mykhailenko, O., vanOostveen, R., & Barber, W. (2018). Ready for digital learning? A mixed-methods exploration of surveyed technology competencies and authentic performance activity. Education and Information Technologies, 23(3), 1377–1402. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10639-017-9662-6
vanOostveen, R., Barber, W., Gerbrandt, J., & Awwadah, K. (2018). Global educational learning observatory (GELO): Building digital competency foundations in a shifting technological world. The Online Learning 2018: Global Summit & EdTech Expo, Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age. https://vo-general.s3.amazonaws.com/7714ac89-b0d6-486b-8b0c-78ba1f38050e/6032d79e-5a2c-4dc0-afa6-bbf7ed17c2dc?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ4PRWO26HAX3IOCA&Expires=1655884698&response-content-disposition=inline%3B%20filename%3D%222074%20-%20Roland%20%20van%20Oostveen.pdf%22&response-content-type=application%2Fpdf&Signature=WXI4dBtOp1wr8TJIjzctL8l2SIw%3D
vanOostveen, R., & Barber, W. (2017, October 27). Developing communities in fully online spaces: Exploring interactions using the fully online learning community model. 27th International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) World Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318278002_Developing_Communities_in_Fully_Online_Spaces_Exploring_Interactions_using_the_Fully_Online_Learning_Community_Model
Barber, W., & vanOostveen, R. (2017, October 27). Critical competencies for success in digital learning environments: A comparison of actual vs. predicted competencies. 27th International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) World Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318278048_Critical_Competencies_for_Success_in_Digital_Learning_Environments_A_Comparison_of_Actual_vs_Predicted_Competencies
DiGiuseppe, M., vanOostveen, R., Childs, E., Blayone, T., & Barber, W. (2017, October 17). Assessing readiness for online learning via the digital competency profiler. 27th International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) World Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318277193_Assessing_Readiness_for_Online_Learning_via_the_Digital_Competency_Profiler
Digiuseppe, M., vanOostveen, R., Childs, E., Blayone, T., & Barber, W. (2017, June 22). Are you ready? Assessing digital competencies for online learning via the general technology confidence and use (GTCU) instrument. EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, Washington, D.C. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318278069_Are_you_ready_Assessing_Digital_Competencies_for_Online_Learning_via_the_General_Technology_Confidence_and_Use_GTCU_Instrument
Blayone, T., vanOostveen, R., Barber, W., DiGiuseppe, M., & Childs, E. (2017). Democratizing digital learning: Theorizing the fully online learning community model. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 14(13), 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41239-017-0051-4
vanOostveen, R., DiGiuseppe, M., Barber, W., Blayone, T., & Childs, E. (2017). Chapter 15 New conceptions for digital technology sandboxes: Developing a fully online learning communities (FOLC) model. In Education and Information Technology Annual 2017: A Selection of AACE Award Papers (pp. 143–150). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/180392/
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. 665–673. https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/173015/