My research focuses on the following:
- Because my education, training, and industry experience are in information and instructional design, my initial research interests lie in the design and evaluation of learning and communication materials for the workplace.
- Because the availability of human, financial, technical, and cultural (especially organizational and occupational) resources ultimately affects the design and development of these materials, I have conducted studies on issues pertaining to the management of groups that produce learning and communication materials.
- Because research into learning and organizational processes can inform design of learning materials–and a many other aspects of work life, I have conducted research activities regarding the transfer of research into practice.
- Because these activities occur within the context of a professional community, I also have conducted research activities related to professionalization in the field.
Management of groups that produce these materials, and the transfer of research to practice. At Concordia University, he teaches courses on instructional design, Human Performance Technology (basic and advanced), managing Educational Technology units, and educational communication, as well as the second Doctoral Seminar.
I have received research funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Hong Kong University Grants Council, Canadian Council on Learning, Work and Learning Knowledge Centre, KnowledgeOne, and the Socity for Technical Communication.
My research related to instructional design and related theory has been published in the peer-reviewed journals Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, Human Resource Development Review, Human Resource Development Quarterly, and Performance Improvement Quarterly. Research related to information design and related theory has been published in the peer-reviewed journals IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Information Design Journal, Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Technical Communication, and Technical Communication Quarterly.