Dr. Dianne Conrad
Professor, Centre for Distance Education
Athabasca University, Canada
Dianne Conrad has been a practicing adult and distance educator for over 35 years. During this time, she has developed and taught undergraduate and graduate courses at several universities across Canada; coordinated and managed undergraduate and graduate programs in adult and distance education and communications; and, most recently, developed and directed the prior learning assessment process at Athabasca University in Canada. She is currently the co-editor of the International Review of Open and Distributed Learning; and serves on several international editorial boards in the ODL field. Additionally, she teaches in the masters and doctoral programs at AU. Her research interests include the fields of distance, adult, continuing, professional, and online learning; open learning and OER; e-portfolios and the recognition and assessment of prior learning. Now officially retired, she has just published her first book, Engagement and Authenticity: Assessment Strategies for Online Learning with co-author Jason Openo.