About the Authors

Maha Bali is Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo. She holds a PhD in Education from the University of Sheffield, UK. She is co-founder of virtuallyconnecting.org and co-facilitator of Equity Unbound, an equity-focused, open, connected, intercultural curriculum for digital literacies: http://unboundeq.creativitycourse.org.

She is an editor at Hybrid Pedagogy journal, and editorial board member of: Teaching in Higher Education, Online Learning Journal, Journal of Pedagogic Development, Learning, Media and Technology and International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education. She has blogged for the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Prof Hacker, DMLCentral blogs and Al-Fanar media. She is former International Director of Digital Pedagogy Lab. 


Katie Blocksidge is the library director at The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College. 


Cheryl Brown is an Associate Professor in e-learning in the School of Educational Studies and Leadership at the University of Canterbury and co-Director of the e-learning Lab. She has worked in the higher education sector for the past 20 years in South Africa, Australia, and now New Zealand. Her PhD (from the University of Cape Town) was in Information Systems and explored how inequality influences University students’ digital experience and consequently their digital identities. In the past few years, she has explored more closely the role technological devices (for example, cell phones and laptops) play in students’ learning and in the development of students’ digital literacy practices. She teaches Digital Citizenship in a pre-service teacher’s program, postgrad courses in e-learning and convenes and teaches into the PGCert in Tertiary Teaching program. She is involved in a global Commonwealth of Learning project on Digital Education Leadership and is passionate about developing a healthy and critical awareness of both the opportunities and challenges of living and learning in a digital world.


Autumm Caines is an instructional designer at the University of Michigan – Dearborn who has worked in the field of educational technology and instructional design for 15 years. Her work focuses on online community, faculty development, academic technology, open education, and online security and privacy. Prior to her current position Autumm held appointments at St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI and Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, USA. 


Kelly Dermody is a librarian at Ryerson University Library in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her areas of speciality include accessibility and e-learning. 


Carmen Gelette is a Library Technologist at Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario. Her interests include information & media literacy, digital health & wellness, and creating community through library spaces. 


Agnieszka Gorgon is an online learning professional with a background in public and academic libraries. She is an accessibility advocate and incorporates inclusive learning design principles when developing training solutions. In her current role as an eLearning Consultant with the LCBO, she works with a team to support organizational training needs in a retail environment. 


Lisa Levesque is an Assessment Librarian at Ryerson University Library. She holds an MLIS degree from the University of Western Ontario and an MA in English from the University of Ottawa. Her research interests include how individuals are shaped by systems of power, web literacy, and qualitative research methods. 


Jennifer Peters is currently the eLearning and Digital Literacies Librarian at Seneca Libraries, and seconded to Seneca’s Centre for Teaching and Learning. She works with the faculty Playground (digital media lab for teaching and learning), is the Project Manager for The Learning Portal, is the Chair of Seneca’s Open Educational Resources Committee, and the Chair of Seneca’s Educational Technology Advisory Committee, and a co-founder of the eLearning in Libraries Collective.


Michelle Schwartz is an Educational Developer at the Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching at Ryerson University. She is a Research Fellow within Ryerson’s Centre for Digital Humanities where she co-directs Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada (LGLC), a SSHRC-funded digital humanities research project that has built an interactive digital resource for the study of LGBT history in Canada. She is also a web editor and writer for Shameless Magazine

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