Dr. Jane Brindley
Jane E. Brindley has over 20 years of experience as a practitioner, researcher and administrator in open and distance learning. She is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the development, delivery, and evaluation of support services for adult learners using alternate delivery modes. Jane has held a variety of positions in post-secondary settings, including Director of Student Services at Athabasca University in Alberta, Coordinator of Planning, Development, and Review at Cambrian College in Ontario, and Special Consultant to The Centre for Innovation in Learning at Contact North/Contact Nord in Ontario. She has also worked as a researcher, consultant and trainer in distance education in Canada, England, New Zealand, Scandinavia, India, China, and South and Central America. She holds a B.A. from the University of Alberta, an M.A. in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ottawa. Most recently, Jane was the Director of the University of Windsor Centre for Psychological Services, a training clinic for doctoral students in Clinical Psychology. She left this post in 2008 to relocate to Vancouver. As well as teaching in the MDE program, she continues to consult in distance education and the application of learning technologies. She is author of "Researching Tutoring and Learner Support" (a research methods manual for practitioners), co-author of "Learning on the Information Highway: A Learner's Guide to the Technologies", and lead editor of "Learner Support in Open, Distance and Online Learning".
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