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I am Jennifer Lock, an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary. My research interests are in online learning communities, building capacity of online educators, and technology integration in education. I have been the instructional developer and research assistant involved in the development and pilot testing of inquiry-based online case studies for technology integration in the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary.

My dissertation research was designed to examine how the concept of community is developed, realized and sustained within online in-service teacher professional development environment. The study was designed to address two major research questions: How are virtual communities created and sustained to facilitate teacher professional development? What factors influence the phases of virtual community development in online in-service teacher professional development?

I have been involved on both personal and professional levels with distance learning for a number of years. I have extensive experience as an educator and administrator in school and post-secondary institutions.


Gallagher-Galileo Doctoral Fellow
I was the recipient of the the Gallagher-Galileo Doctoral Fellowship in 2001-2002.

This web site was last revised: July 2004
URL: http://www.ucalgary.ca/~jvlock
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