Ph.D. - Educational Psychology, University of Alberta, 1978
M.S. - Theoretical Psychology, University of Alberta, 1976
B.S. - Experimental Psychology, University of Toronto, 1973
Online Learning Consultant, North Central Regional Education Laboratory, 2002-2005. Created online professional development courses for K-12 teachers and administrators.
eLearning Course Developer, Walden Institute, 1999-2002. Created web-based courses and programs for professional training.
Technology Consultant, The Economic
Development Institute of the World Bank, 1994-95. Created strategic plan for
technology-based training and assisted staff with use of instructional
Senior Research Associate , Army Research Institute, 1991-1992. Developed a hypertext database of instructional theories relevant to adult learning [National Research Council Fellowship].
Chief Executive Officer of Park Row Inc., a software publishing company, 1985-1990. In addition to daily management responsibilities, he was responsible for all product development and support activities. Provided consulting in software design and instructional technology.
Chief scientist of Courseware Incorporated, 1984-1985. In this position he guided the technical direction of the company and managed R&D activities. Areas of special interest were artificial intelligence and automated instructional systems.
Senior scientist at the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO), 1980-1983. At HumRRO, he was involved in a wide range of human factors projects for corporate and government clients.
Instructional Designer at Courseware Incorporated, 1978-1980. Developed and managed computer-based training courses for corporate and government clients.
University of Maryland, College Park< - Adjunct Professor, Distance Education Program. 2001-2003.
University of Wisconsin<, Madison - Adjunct/Visiting Professor, Engineering Professional Development Dept. 1983-2004.
Nova Southeastern University - Program Professor, Fischler
Center for the Advancement of Education, Instructional Technology &
Distance Education program. 1997 - 1998.
George Washington University - Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Education & Human Development, HRD and Ed Leadership depts, 1989 - 1997.
National University< - Lecturer, Telecommunications Management, Information Systems, Instructional Technology programs, 1985-89.
University of San Francisco< - Lecturer, School of Education, 1983-86.
San Diego State - Adjunct Instructor, Educational Technology Dept.,1984
Catholic University, Washington, D.C. - Lecturer, School of Education, 1983.
University of California<, San Diego< - Lecturer, Extension, 1978-79.
Online Learning: Personal Reflections on the
Transformation of Education.
Technology Publications, Englewood< Cliffs, NJ. 2005.
Distance Education: A Systems Perspective, 2nd Ed. Wadsworth, Belmont<, CA. 2005.(with M. Moore)
Online Education: Learning and Teaching in Cyberspace. Book version: Wadsworth<, Belmont<, CA. 2000.WWW version: [http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/gkearsley/cyber.htm] 1999-2001.
Technology, Learning & Organizations.
Book version: CRC/St Lucie Press, 1998. WWW version: [
http://www.gwu.edu/~lto ] 1997 - 2000.
A Celebration of Teaching Excellence. - CD-ROM/Videotape George Washington Univ. 1996.
Distance Education: A Systems Perspective. Wadsworth<, Belmont<, CA. 1996. (with M. Moore)
Exploring Learning & Instruction: The Theory into Practice Program. Hypertext database available in Hyperties, HyperCard, and via WWW [ http://tip.psychology.org ]. 1992 -present.
Public Access Systems: Bringing Computer Power to the People. Ablex, Norwood, NJ<. 1994.
Educational Technology: Leadership Perspectives. Educational Technology
Publications, Englewood< Cliffs, NJ. 1994. (with W. Lynch)
We Teach With Technology: New Visions for Education. Franklin Beedle & Assoc. Irvine, CA. 1992. (with B. Hunter and M. Furlong)
Computers for Educational Administrators. Ablex, Norwood, NJ<. 1990.
Adminsim (MS-DOS). San Diego, CA<: Park Row Inc. 1989
Hypertext Hands-On! A New Way of Accessing and Organizing Information. Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA<. 1989. (with B. Shneiderman)
Online Help Systems. Ablex, Norwood, NJ<. 1988.
Problem Analysis (MS-DOS), San Diego, CA<: Park Row Inc. 1988
Artificial Intelligence and Instruction. Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA<. 1987.
The CBT Analyst (MS-DOS). San Diego, CA<: Park Row Inc. 1987.
Authoring: A Guide to the Design of Instructional Software. Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA<. 1986.
Guide to Managing Information with Your PC. Scott, Foresman & Co. Glenview, IL<. 1986.
(with B. Hunter & H. Hunter)
Cost/Benefits Analysis (MS-DOS). San Diego, CA<: Park Row Inc. 1986.
Guide to Telecommunications for Your IBM PC. Scott, Foresman & Co. Glenview, IL<. 1985.
(with B. Hunter & H. Hunter)
Training for Tomorrow: Distributed Learning Through Computer and Communications Technology. Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA<. 1985.
Computers for Kids Over Sixty. Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA<. 1984. (with M. Furlong)
Training & Technology: A Handbook for HRD Professionals. Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA<. 1984.
Computer Based Training: A Guide to Selection and Implementation. Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA<. 1983.
Costs, Benefits & Productivity in Training Systems. Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA<. 1982.