Ian McPherson




Iain is eagerly looking forward to applying his extensive training and work experience to his role as the ‘Inspirer’ in Athabasca University’s new “Learning to Learn Online” course! Iain will be regularly checking in with course participants through announcements, observations and feedback - all designed to help support learners in this exciting introduction to online learning. Iain is nearing completion of his Master of Distance Education (MDE) degree at Athabasca University. He holds a GPA of 4.0 (A+) and was recently awarded the 2014 Canon Canada - Ikon Solutions MDE Scholarship for achieving the highest GPA in the core courses of the program.

As a member of Durham College’s Centre for Faculty Enrichment (CAFE), he has been responsible for numerous team-based projects related to online design and delivery. He recently completed work on a large-scale interdisciplinary redesign of courses for Ontario Online, including “Introduction to ELearning,” and served as project coordinator for two Ontario Program Innovation Fund (PIF) projects tasked with the complete redesign of face-to-face (F2F) college programs for hybrid and online delivery.

Iain also brings valuable ‘real-world’ work experience to the project. A 25 year veteran of the music industry, Iain has extensive experience satisfying diverse goals and needs through his work for such artists as U2, Madonna, and Nine Inch Nails.

Iain lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife, Assistant Dean, (UOIT) Dr. Carla Cesaroni with whom he shares his love of adventure travel and the company of their two dogs, Ripley and Newt.

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