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Marguerite Koole Assistant Professor, Curriculum Studies

Educational Technology & Design (ETAD)

3118 Education


Dr. Koole has a BA in Modern Languages and has studied French, Spanish, German, Blackfoot, Latin, Mandarin, ancient Mayan hieroglyphics, and linguistics. Her interests in languages led her to teaching. She has taught English as a Second Language (ESL), English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and university-level writing at the University of Lethbridge, Athabasca University, private schools in Canada, and a private school in Spain. Most recently, she has been teaching master’s level courses on distance education and educational technology.

While teaching at the University of Lethbridge, Dr. Koole became interested in designing online educational resources. She completed a college diploma in Multimedia Production acquiring training in web development, audio, video, animation, 3D animation, marketing, and business. In 2006, Dr. Koole completed a Masters of Education in Distance Education (MEd) through the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University. Her doctoral thesis through Lancaster University UK is entitled “Identity Positioning of Doctoral Students in Networked Learning Environments”.

Dr. Koole has worked in online and distance education for over 15 years. Through the years, she has been involved in teaching, instructional design, multimedia programming, content management, e-portfolios, and social software. She has designed interactive, online learning activities for various learning purposes and platforms—including print, web, and mobile devices.

Academic Credentials

Ph.D. in E-Research and Technology-Enhanced Learning  2013
Centre for Technology-Enhanced Learning, Lancaster University, UK

M.Ed. in Distance Education  2006
Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University, Canada

Diploma in Multimedia Production 1999
Lethbridge Community College, Canada

B.A. in Modern Languages, French & Spanish 1990
University of Lethbridge, Canada


Assistant Professor, July 2014 – Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education

Associate Memberships

Research associate / alumna at Lancaster University, UK.

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

Koole, M., Dionne, J., Todd McCoy, E., Epp, J., (2016). Chapter 12: Makerspaces: Materializing, digitizing, and transforming learning. In J. Keengwe & P. Bull (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Transformative Digital Content and Learning Technologies. Hershey, PA: IGI Global https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/makerspaces/174054

Koole, M., Parchoma G., (2012). Chapter 2: A model of digital identity formation in online learning networks. In S. Warburton & S. Hatzipanagos (Ed.), Digital identity and social media(pp. 14 - 28). Hershey, PA: IGI Global https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/web-identity-model-digital-identity/72377

Koole, M., (2009). Chapter 2: A model for framing mobile learning. In M. Ally (Ed.), Mobile learning: Transforming the delivery of education and training(pp. 25 - 47). Edmonton: AU Press http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120155

Lin, F., Stauffer, K., Koole, M., (2009). Chapter 19: A methodology for developing learning objects for web course delivery. In M. Rahman Syed (Ed.), Technologies shaping instruction and distance education: New studies and utilizations(pp. 208 - 289): IGI GlobalAU Press https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/d119/7133e5409e752b49a794c54c61390a7e11c3.pdf

Papers in Refereed Journals

Morrison D, Koole M, (In Press). Learning on-the-go: Older adults’ use of mobile devices to enhance self-directed, informal learning, Journal of Interactive Learning Research(August 4, 2018).

*Koole M, Buck R, Anderson K, Laj D, (2018). A comparison of the uptake of two research models in mobile learning: The FRAME model and the 3-level evaluation framework (invited submission), Educational Sciences, 8(3): http://www.mdpi.com/journal/education/special_issues/Mobile_Learning 

*Koole M, Lewis K, (2018). Mobile learning as a tool for indigenous language revitalization and sustainability in Canada: Framing the challenge, International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 10(4): https://www.igi-global.com/article/mobile-learning-as-a-tool-for-indigenous-language-revitalization-and-sustainability-in-canada/210083

*Koole M,(2018). Mobile Learning, Teacher Education, and the Sociomaterial Perspective: Analysis of the SMS Story Project, International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 10(2): 66 - 77. https://www.igi-global.com/article/mobile-learning-teacher-education-and-the-sociomaterial-perspective/201895

*Koole M., Epp J., Anderson K., Hepner R., Hossain M., (2017). Designing a makerspace for pre- and in-service teachers, International Journal of Designs for Learning, 8(1): 82 - 97. https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/ijdl/article/view/22703

Koole, M., Stack, S., (2016). Doctoral students’ identity positioning in networked learning environments, Distance Education, 37(1): 1 - 19. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01587919.2016.1153961?journalCode=cdie20

Koole, M., (2014). Identity and the itinerant online learner, International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 15(6): 52 - 70. http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1879

Koole, M., Parchoma G., (2012). The ethical and practical implications of systems architecture on identity in networked learning: A constructionist perspective, Interactive Learning Environments, 20(3): 203 - 215. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10494820.2011.593526

Fahy, P., Spencer, B., Koole, M., (2010). Self-assessed personal and professional prospects and program expectations of students in three doctoral cohorts, Eric Documents, ED537443https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED537443.pdf

Koole, M., Ally, M., Letkemen McQuilkin, J., (2010). Mobile learning in distance education: Utility or futility, Distance Education, 24(2): 59 - 82. http://www.ijede.ca/index.php/jde/article/view/644/1107

Stauffer, K., Lin, F., Koole, M., (2009). A methodology for developing learning objects for web course delivery, International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 6(3): 58 - 68.

Garrison, D., Cleveland-Innes, M., Koole, M., Kappelman, J., (2006). Revisiting methodological issues in transcript analysis: Negotiated coding and reliability, Internet and Higher Education, 9(1): 1 - 8. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1096751605000771

Papers (non-refereed)

Fahy, P. J., Spencer, B., & Koole, M.  (2010). Self-assessed personal and professional prospects and program expectations of students in three doctoral cohorts.  ERIC Documents, ED537443.

Selected Presentations

Invited Presentations

*Koole M,(2018). How Do I Keep Students Engaged? College of Education Learning Communities (2018), Saskatoon, SK, March 22, 2018

*Koole M,(2018). Connecting the Dots: Balancing the Pros and Cons of Technology in Early Childhood Education. (Keynote). Preschool Information and Registry Service (PIRS) 32nd Annual Conference: Mud Pies to Tablets: Balancing Technology and Creative Play, Saskatoon, SK, February 2, 2018

Koole, M., Anderson, Kerry (Anne)., (2017). Makerspaces: Hands-on, low-cost activities. 53rd Annual Sask Principal’s Short Course, Saskatoon, SK, July 4, 2017

Koole, M., Rasmussen, K., Costello, J., (2017). An introduction to phenomenography: Applications for the field of dentistry. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Seminar Series, Edmonton, Alberta, June 22, 2017

*Koole M., Parchoma G., (2017). Online doctoral students’ and supervisors’ identity positioning. Global Doctoral Consortium, Oslo, June 6, 2017

Koole, M., (2016). Workshop: How to survive your distance PhD. ICDE Global Doctoral Consortium, Pretoria, September 21, 2016

Koole, M., (2016). Doctoral students’ identity positioning in networked learning (Keynote). ICDE Global Doctoral Consortium, Pretoria, September 21, 2016

Koole, M., Power, R., (2015). Apps for learning English (App-LE): How mobile learning can enhance teaching and learning in ESL. TESL Ontario (Workshop), January 1, 2015

Morrison, D., Koole, M., (2014). New environments for learning: Using educational technologies for e-learning. Education Students’ Society, Saskatoon, January 1, 2014

Koole, M., (2010). Mobile learning: Do the benefits justify the cost and time? Commonwealth of Learning, January 1, 2010

Contributed Presentations

Koole M, Anderson K, Wilson J, (2018). Makerspaces as Complex Sociomaterial Assemblages: Is Networking the Key Factor? The 11th International Conference in Networked Learning, Zagreb, May 14, 2018 https://www.networkedlearningconference.org.uk/abstracts/koole.html

Koole, M, Lewis, K, MacKay, G., Felber, A., (2018). An Online Database of Indigenous Language Learning/Teaching Tools. Think Indigenous Education Conference 2018: Inspiring Change through Indigenous Knowledge, Story, and Education., Saskatoon, SK, March 14, 2018

Hellsten, L, Myburgh, J-E, McIntyre, L, Koole, M, March, B, Andrie, S, Cochrane, K, Pisch, D, (2017). Exploring Cyberbullying Prevention Recommendations Across Stakeholder Groups. International Bullying Prevention Association National Conference, Nashville, Tennissee, November 5, 2017

Koole M, Morrison D, (2017). Learning on-the-Go: Older Adults’ Use of Mobile Devices to Enhance Self-Directed, Informal Learning. The Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Vancouver, BC, October 17, 2017

Parchoma G, Koole M, Simmons M, (2017). Mapping Patterns of Relations on an Online Graduate Course: A Sociomaterialist Perspective. The 25th Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Technology, Liverpool, September 5, 2017

Rasmussen, K., Koole, M., Costello, Jane., (2017). An introduction to phenomenography (workshop). Thinking Qualitatively Workshop Series by the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, Edmonton, Alberta, June 21, 2017

*Koole M., Parchoma G., Simmons M., (2017). Viewing blended learning as sociomaterial assemblages. Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE / Congress), Toronto, ON, May 27, 2017

Koole, M., Lewis, K., (2016). Mobile learning as a tool for Indigenous language revitalization and sustain-ability in Canada: Who will the pipe holders be? mLearn 2016: Mobile Learning Futures: Sustaining Quality Research and Practice in Mobile Learning, Sydney, October 24, 2016

Koole, M., Dionne, J., Todd McCoy, E., (2016). Makerspaces: Technology in the classroom. 52nd Annual Sask Principal’s Short Course, Saskatoon, SK, July 4, 2016

Rose, E., Koole, M., Power, M., Wilson, J., Jacobson, M., Parchoma G., Simmons, M., Lock, J., Blanchette, C., (2016). The quest for the finest blend of text and voice in graduate online learning. Add a new relation. Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE), Calgary, AB, May 27, 2016

Koole, M., Epp, J., Hepner, R., Hossain, M., Wilson, J., (2016). The Educational Technology Critique (ETC) Studio. Teaching and Learning with the Power of Technology (TLT), Regina, SK, April 29, 2016

Lewis, K., Fleury, N., Koole, M., McKay, G., Whitstone, M., (2016). miskweyihtamowin kiskinwahamakamikohk: Discovering new ways to teach language in schools. AWASIS Aboriginal Education Conference, Saskatoon, SK, April 27, 2016

Koole, M., (2015). Diffractive reading as a methodology to explore educational technology. Qualitatives 2015, London, January 1, 2015

Jacobsen, M., Parchoma G., Wilson, J., Simmons, M., Koole, M., (2015). The quest for the finest blend of text and voice in graduate online learning: A Western Canadian Perspective: A Western Canadian perspective. Canada’s Collaboration for Online Higher Education and Research, Victoria, January 1, 2015

Traxler, J., Koole, M., (2014). The theory paper: What is the future of mobile learning? The 10th International Conference on Mobile Learning, Madrid, January 1, 2014

Koole, M., (2013). Preparing learners for online doctoral study: The readiness app. The World Conference of the International Council for Open and Distance Education, Tianjin, January 1, 2013

Koole, M., (2013). Preparing learners for online doctoral study: The readiness app. EdMedia 2013: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, Victoria, January 1, 2013

Koole, M., (2012). An introduction to phenomenography. Research in Distance Education Symposium: Teaching and Learning in a Wired World, Edmonton, January 1, 2012

Koole, M., (2012). A social constructionist approach to phenomenographic analysis of identity positioning in networked learning. The 8th International Conference on Networked Learning, Maastrict, January 1, 2012

Koole, M., (2012). Ontological and epistemological threshold crossings of doctoral students in networked learning environments: ‘My ontolo- . . . what?.The 4th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference and 6th NAIRTL Annual Conference, Dublin, January 1, 2012

Koole, M., Parchoma G., (2011). The web of identity: Identity formation in online learning. CIDER Sessions (online), Edmonton, January 1, 2011

Koole, M., de Waard, I., Elsayed Meawad, F., (2011). Mobile learning: Solutions and challenges. The CIDER Sessions (online), Edmonton, January 1, 2010

Cleveland-Innes, M., Ally, M., and Kenny, R., Koole, M., (2010). Developing a community of inquiry in a mobile learning context. The Canadian Network for Innovation in Education Annual Conference, Ottawa, January 1, 2010

Koole, M., (2010). The web of identity: Selfhood and belonging in online learning networks. 7th International Conference on Networked Learning, Aalbourg, May 3, 2010

Poster Presentations

John-Etienne Myburgh, J., McIntyre, L., Koole, M., Marsh, B., Andrie, S., Cochrane, K., Pisch, D., Exploring cyberbullying prevention recommendations across stakeholder Groups. International Bullying Prevention Association National Conference, Nashville, Tennissee, November 5, 2017

Koole, M., (2012). Doctoral student identities in networked learning. Losing momentum? Current Challenges in Learning and Technology, Oxford, January 1, 2012


Other Activity - Spaghetti and 3-D printers A small, clear acrylic cube whirs and hums on Marguerite Koole’s desk in her office on the third floor of the Education Building., Text Interview. College of Education, 2018 to present. (Fee for service: No) https://news.usask.ca/articles/colleges/2018/spaghetti-and-3-d-printers.php

Other Activity - Article about research: “Globalink Intern Connects with Indigenous Language Research”, Text Interview. Mitacs, 2017 to present. (Fee for service: No) https://research.usask.ca/undergraduate/student-stories/Main/annalena_mitacs.php