Brad McDiarmid

I am a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Educator. I am a Professor for the Bachelor of Education Program and a Learning Designer (on secondment) for The Centre for Teaching and Learning at Red Deer College (RDC). My Bachelor’s Degree is in Secondary Education is from the University of Alberta. My Master’s degree in Educational Technology (focusing on teacher training and professional development) is from Walden University. I currently am a Ph.D. student at the University of Alberta studying first-person shooter video games using phenomenology as a research methodology. Some of my professional and research passions are game-based learning, gamification of learning, learner motivation and engagement, storytelling, everything Swivl, everything Google, everything Apple, mobile technologies and social media and how they can be leveraged to impact teaching and learning. Prior to working at RDC, over a 13-year span, I was a K-12 teacher and administrator.

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