Rob Power




Rob is an instructional developer with the Advanced Learning Technologies Centre at College of the North Atlantic-Qatar in Doha, Qatar. Prior to moving to the Advanced Learning Technologies Center, Rob was an instructor with the School of Information Technology at CNA-Q from 2005-2013. He has been a technology / learning resources teacher in the K12 sector in Canada. Rob is currently a Member-at-Large with the Executive of the International Association for Mobile Learning (IAmLearn). He served as the project manager and conference chair for the 12th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2013), which was hosted in Doha, Qatar, in October 2013.

Rob is currently a doctoral candidate in the Doctor of Education in Distance Education (EdD) program with the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada. Rob’s particular area of research and practice interest lies in instructional design for mobile learning. Rob is the developer of the Collaborative Situated Active Mobile (CSAM) learning design framework, and he has facilitated numerous conference presentations, workshops, and professional development programs on the use of CSAM to guide the development of mobile reusable learning objects (RLOs). His doctoral dissertation research, A Framework for Promoting Teacher Self-Efficacy with Mobile Reusable Learning Objects, has focused on the impact of the CSAM framework on teachers’ confidence with using mobile learning strategies. Rob expects to complete his oral dissertation defense in Winter 2015.

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May 4th 2015

This course introduces participants to instructional design principles for teaching with mobile technology. Mobile technology is a growing and powerful trend; what opportunities does this trend present to those who design online learning? How can we leverage the affordances of mobile technology in ways that make sense for our teaching methods and student learning?

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