Todd J.B. Blayone

Associate Researcher · Co-Founder, Collaboritsi.com

Curriculum Vitae (External PDF)
Email: todd.blayone@collaboritsi.com
Phone: (380) 93.748.2001

Discourses related to (a) innovation in higher education, (b) the future of jobs, and (c) learning for democracy and social justice, converge on a path toward new educational approaches focused on deep learning, human-machine cognitive partnering, and the development of traversable key competences (e.g., digital competences, socio-emotional intelligence, cross-cultural intelligence, complex problem-solving, etc.). Grouping these approaches under the banner of Transformative Digital Learning (TDL), Todd’s international, socio-cultural research addresses participant readiness for constituent digitally-mediated, authentic, collaborative, cross-cultural, and self-directed learning activity. Two readiness factors of current interest are digital competences and personal-cultural orientations. Living in Kyiv and Toronto, he is co-founder of Collaboritsi.com, a collaborative-thinking and digital-readiness consultancy operating in Canada and Eastern Europe. Todd is a former digital business-development professional–with a decade of senior leadership experience–and a digital-research technologist.

Blayone, T. J. B., Mykhailenko, O., Usca, S., Abuze, A., Romanets, I., & Oleksiiv, M. (2020). Exploring technology attitudes and personal–cultural orientations as student readiness factors for digitalised work. Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, 11(3), 649–671. https://doi.org/10.1108/heswbl-03-2020-0041
Mykhailenko, O., Blayone, T. J. B., Usca, S., Desyatnyuk, O., & Kvasovskyi, O. (2020). Optimism, interest and gender equality: Comparing the attitudes of university students in Latvia and Ukraine toward IT learning and work. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 1–31. https://doi.org/10.1080/03057925.2020.1843999
Blayone, T. J. B., & vanOostveen, R. (2020). Prepared for work in Industry 4.0? Modelling the target activity system and five dimensions of worker readiness. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 34(1), 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1080/0951192X.2020.1836677
Blayone, T. J. B. (2019). Theorizing effective use of digital technology with activity theory. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 28(4), 447–462. https://doi.org/10.1080/1475939X.2019.1645728
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
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
Blayone, T. J. B., Mykhailenko, O., vanOostveen, R., Grebeshkov, O., Hrebeshkova, O., & Vostryakov, O. (2018). Surveying digital competencies of university students and professors in Ukraine for fully online collaborative learning. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 27(3), 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1080/1475939X.2017.1391871
Blayone, T. J. B. (2018). Reexamining digital-learning readiness in higher education: Positioning digital competencies as key factors and a profile application as a readiness tool. International Journal on E-Learning, 17(4), 425–451. http://www.learntechlib.org/p/178285/
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/
Mykhailenko, O., Blayone, T., & vanOostveen, R. (2016, October 25). Exploring democratized learning and dimensions of culture for educational transformation in Ukraine. RIDRU Conference: Higher Education Reforms in Post-Maidan Ukraine, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318135383_Exploring_democratized_learning_and_dimensions_of_culture_for_educational_transformation_in_Ukraine
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/
vanOostveen, R., Davidson, A.-L., Naffi, N., David Price, & Blayone, T. (2016, June 1). Exploring problem-based learning in higher education: case studies about the changing roles of the teacher and the learner. Canadian Society for the Study of Education, 44th CSSE Conference, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB Canada. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303838227_Exploring_Problem-Based_Learning_in_Higher_Education_Case_Studies_About_the_Changing_Roles_of_the_Teacher_and_the_Learner