Sunday, May 27, 2012

About Melanie

Melanie is a learning strategist, designer and developer that specializes in online and global course and curriculum development in the corporate sectors. Previous positions include the Director of Educational Programs for the Canadian Association for Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (CAIRP), a Learning Strategist at the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) and a Performance and Learning Consultant in the Global Resource Center of  KPMG International. In these roles, she has spearheaded the implementation of a number of innovative learning technologies, including procuring and configuring new learning management systems, developed and implemented new video production processes, and has worked with a wide range of different e-learning vendors, such as Adobe and D2L, as well as a wide range of subject matter expects. She additionally developed and delivered a global digital marketing curriculum which reached over half the KPMG network of 155 member firms in countries spanning the globe.

Melanie has also worked as a course lecturer at McGill University in Montreal, where she taught courses on Media, Technology and Communication in Education. At McGill for over ten years, she additionally developed and delivered a number of workshops and online courses for faculty and administrative staff. While pursuing her PhD, Melanie worked as a research associate with the State University of New York (SUNY), and inquired into the policies that impact disruptive educational practices, such as how the Bologna Process impacted the creation and sustainability of globally networked learning environments in universities in Ireland and Belarus.

Melanie has delivered numerous conference presentations  and has written a number of peer reviewed book chapters and journal articles. Additionally, she co-edited (and co-wrote a number of chapters in) the seminal text Designing Globally Networked Learning Environments, with Prof. Doreen Starke-Meyerring.

Always willing to share her expertise and engage in dialogue, she can be reached by email at:, and/or via her LinkedIn account.

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