Professor Jay Wilson is a member of the Department of Curriculum Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. He is also part of the Educational Technology and Design group in ECUR. His program of research centers on innovative learning design, online teaching and learning, and experiential learning assessment. Dr. Wilson works to support the understanding and growth of pre-service and in-service teachers and professors through his service and scholarship.
He teaches in the areas of high school curriculum, assessment, program evaluation, technology and multimedia, and video production. Jay’s teaching has been recognized locally, nationally, and internationally in many ways including the 2017 3M National Teaching Fellowship, the University of Saskatchewan Master Teacher Award (2015), the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education D2L Innovation Award (2012), University of Saskatchewan’s Outstanding New Teacher Award (2010), and as an Apple Distinguished Educator (2011).
Dr. Wilson served as head of Curriculum Studies from 2014 – 2021 and acting head of Educational Administration and Educational Foundations. Dr. Wilson has provided senior leadership as University Council Chair from 2018 – 2021 and in 2021–22 he was Interim Vice Provost, Teaching Learning and Student Experience at USask.
- M.B.A, University of Saskatchewan, 2021
- Ed.D., University of Southern Queensland, 2008
- M.Ed., University of Saskatchewan, 2000
- B.Ed., University of Saskatchewan, 1995
- B.A., University of Saskatchewan 1989
Dr. Wilson is strongly involved in the undergraduate and graduate program. He has served as an instructor, internship facilitator, and graduate program chair. He regularly teaches the following courses:
- ETAD 402.3 Multimedia Design and Production
- ETAD 470.3 Design and Use of Online Learning Resources
- ETAD 476.3 Video Production for Education
- ECUR 325.3 Relational Curriculum Making in the Secondary Classroom
- ECUR 165.3 Teaching in Secondary Schools
- ECUR 809.3 Introduction to Program Evaluation
- ECUR 810.3 Advanced Program Evaluation
- ETAD 803.3 Multimedia Design
- ETAD 879.3 Advanced Video Design for Learning
- ETAD 991.3 Introduction to Scholarship
Dr. Wilson's research interests center on technology skill development in educators, developing quality e-learning, design-studio learning experiences, and studying the social impacts of technology. His current research includes investigating experiential learning and design-studio learning environments. He is a strong advocate of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL).
Service and Outreach
In the University:
- Interim Vice Provost Teaching, Learning, and Student Experience, September 2021 – November 2022, University of Saskatchewan
- Department Head, June 2014 – August 2021, Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education
- Acting Department Head, July 2020 – June 2021, Department of Educational Administration, College of Education
- Acting Department Head, July 2020 – June 2021, Department of Educational Foundations, College of Education
- Acting Department Head, August 2017 – Feb 2018, Department of Educational Foundations, College of Education
- Professor, July 2020, Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education
- Associate Professor, July 2014, Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education
- Assistant Professor, July 2008, Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education
- Graduate Coordinator, July 2009 – 2016, Educational Communications and Technology Program, Department of Curriculum Studies
Outside of the University:
- Bridge City Bicycle Co-op Member, 2018 – present
- Sage Publishing Canadian Curriculum Reference Group
- Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor’s Teaching Award Committee
Graduate Student Supervision
- M. Farooq, Cross Departmental PhD College of Education, Educational Technology and Design (Supervisor)
- N. Haeri, Cross Departmental PhD College of Education, Educational Technology and Design (Supervisor)
- M. Gobeil, Cross Departmental PhD, 2022, College of Education, Educational Technology and Design, Investigation of experiential learning assessment practices in k-12 education (Supervisor)
- K. Tharani, Cross Departmental PhD, 2021, College of Education, Educational Technology and Design, Tradition and technology: A design-based investigation of an online Ginan semantization tool. (Supervisor)
- W. James, Cross Departmental PhD, 2018 College of Education, Educational Technology and Design, Know your impact: the self-assessment processes of professional developers. (Supervisor)
- Wilson, J., & James. W. (2021). Ph.D. partnership: effective doctoral supervision using a coaching stance, Journal of Further and Higher Education, DOI: 1080/0309877X.2021.1945555
- Wilson, J. & Bruni-Bossio, V. (2020) Using visual mapping to communicate connections between learning objectives and student tasks. International Journal of Designs for Learning. 11(3) pp. 13-22.
- Wilson, J., (2020). The role of the department chair in supporting online and technology-supported graduate programs in education: An autoethnographical study of mentorship and evaluation. In G. Parchoma, T. Power, & L. Lock (Eds.), The Finest Blends: Online Graduate Studies in Canadian Universities. AUP: Athabasca, AB
- Koole, M., Anderson, K., & Wilson, J. (2020). Unleashing the learners: Teacher self-efficacy in facilitating school-based makerspaces. inEducation
- Chernoff, E., Banting, N., & Wilson, J. (2020). Numberlines: The evil triplets. Journal of Humanistic Mathematics. 10(2).
- Wilson, J., Yates, T. & Purton. K. (2018). Performance, preference, and perception in experiential learning assessment The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: 9(2).
- Briere., J., & Wilson, J. (2018). Reading ability and multiliteracy among rural Saskatchewan high school students. Journal of Literacy and Technology. 19(2).
- Wilson, J., & Gobeil, M. (2018). Guitars and Makerspace: Examining the Experience of First Nations Students | Guitares et laboratoires ouverts: examen de l’expérience d’élèves des Premières Nations. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie, 43(2). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21432/T2SQ4W
- Rosaasen, N., Mainra, R., Kukha-Bryson, A., Nhin, V., Trivedi, P., Shoker, A., Wilson, J., Padmanabh, R., Mansell, H. (2018). Development of a patient-centered video series to improve education before kidney transplantation, Patient Education and Counseling, 101(9), Pages 1624-1629.
- Yates, T, Wilson, J, and Purton, K. (2015). Surveying assessment in experiential learning: A single campus study, The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: 6(3), Article 4. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5206/cjsotl-rcacea.2015.3.4
- Schwier, R.A., & Wilson, J.R. (2010). Unconventional roles and activities identified by instructional designers. Contemporary Educational Technology, 1(2), 134-147.
- Turner, N., Wilson, J., Schwier, R., Choudhury, S., & Farris, M. (2022) Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in an Urgent Move to Remote Learning During COVID-19. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Kelowna, British Columbia.
- Wilson, J. & Gobeil, M. (2022). Experiential Learning Assessment in Post-Secondary Education. British Educational Research Association Conference. University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.
- MacDowell, P., Hoy, B., Wilson, J., Ghani, A., Green, A., & Clifford, J. (2021). Thinking with history in XR. Panel presentation at the Educators in VR & Virtual World Society UniVirtual Experience, AltspaceVR/Online. https://account.altvr.com/events/1738432772545971136
- Klassen, B., Bruni-Bossio, V., & Wilson, J. (2021). The Online Psychological Safety Model: Principles for Building Authentic Students Relationships in a Virtual Environment. Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society Virtual Conference, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida.
- Wilson, J., Okanee, K., & McEachern, S (2021). Leading to Learn; Impacting First Nations, Inuit, and Metis Student Outcomes. 26th National Congress On Rural Education. Saskatoon, SK
- Bruni-Bossio V., Wilson, J., & Klassen, B., (2020) Building an Authentic Relationship with Your Students Online: Is it really possible to foster psychological safety with your students? Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society Virtual Conference, Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
- Wilson, J., & Bruni-Bossio V., (2019) Application of Visual Mapping in a Range of Learning Contexts 46thManagement and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society Conference, Ramapo College, Mahwah NJ.
- Klassen, B., Wilson, J., & Bruni-Bossio V., (2019) Learning How to Build a Safe and Effective Culture in Your Classroom 46th Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society Conference, Ramapo College, Mahwah NJ.
- Wilson, J. (2019) Canadian Instructional Practices. Invited Lecture for Students and Faculty in the School of Education. University of Barcelona, Spain.
- Prokopchuk, N., & Wilson, J., (2019). Flexible and Accessible: Lessons from an Online Certificate Program Toesl 2019 Conference, Atlanta, GA, May 14-17, 2018.
- Wilson, J. (2018) Developing Intercultural Competence. Invited Lecture for Faculty in the School of Languages. Beijing Jiaotong University, China.