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Dr. Kelly Edmonds is a professional educator and e-learning specialist who designs e-programs and e-courses for clients globally. She works with a range of clients from national airlines to solopreneurs.

Her course designs and blueprints are popular and offer solid, resourceful and refreshing learning experiences.

She loves finding ways to make learning online more engaging and rewarding for students, and enjoys the challenge of making that happen with e-learning. She is an industry leader in her field.

Guest Posts, Features and Mentions

Thinkific Blog (July 2017)
https://blog.thinkific.com/online-course-design-audio-visualization/

Edupreneur Magazine (June 2017)
Course Content: How Deep Should You Go?

Alistair Gill Blog (November 2016)
53 Experts Reveal Their 3 Favourite Online Business Tools

Nathalie Lussier Blog (September 2016)
Instructional Designer Recommendations For Ecourses and Software

Thinkific Blog (June 2016)
Course Design vs. Course Development: What’s the Difference?

Mirasee Blog (June 2016)
The Life-Changing Magic of the Business Coach/Mastermind Group Combo

Ruzuku Blog (April 2016)
Behind the Scenes, Expert Edition: Your #1 Course Creation Challenge

Freelance to Freedom Project (March 2016)
Who Will Buy It? The Marketing of a Course

Freelance to Freedom Project (February 2016)
Building a Course: The Dream and the Reality

Freelance to Freedom Project (January 2016)
Your First Course: A Story & Many Lessons

YFS Magazine (December 2015)
4 Strategies to Create a Successful E-Course

LearnKit (December 2015)
The Evolution of Elearning (then & now – what’s changed?)

Kikolani (November 2015)
Now I Ask You, Is 10 Inches Just a Trim

Mirasee/Firepole Marketing (September 2015)
Create Your Online Course Content: Phase 3

Mirasee/Firepole Marketing (July 2015)
Design Your Online Training Course: Phase 2

e-Learning Industry (May 2015)
The Free eBook: How to Become an Instructional Designer

Mirasee/Firepole Marketing (April 2015)
Think You’re Cut Out for Creating an Online Course: Phase 1

WP Help Club (February 2015)
The Variety of Technology You Should Use in an Online Course

Lady Business (February 2015)
How Do You Create Great Content? From the Heart.

Entrepreneur Spotlight (December 2014)
7 Heart-Centered Women Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Work Philosophy and Style

Inc. (November 2014)
Best Advice I Ever Got: Keep It Simple and Tell Your Truth

Business Rock Magazine, Issue 16 (October 2014)
3 Key Items to Add to Your Online Course

Business Rocks Magazine, Issue 13 (September 2014)
How To Design Courses Specially For Online Learners

SchoolKeep (September 2014)
How Can Online Students Self-Regulate Their Learning?

Audio Interviews

Book Marketing Mentors (May 2017)
How to Mark Your Book an Awesome Online Course, BM084

Education Hackers (January 2015)
Kelly Edmonds – Instructional Designer, Episode 4

Ruzuku Blog (October 2014)
The Authentic Expert, Episode #4: Finding Your Big Idea

Lady Business Radio with Jessica Kupferman (July 2014)
Creating Courses for the Student

tranquility du jour podcast with Kimberly Wilson (March 2014)
Episode #309

Academic Publications

Books

Edmonds, K. (2011). Understanding the Perspective of Online Graduate Students: Implications for Educational Leaders. Saarbrücken, Germany: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG.

Refereed Publications

Edmonds, K. (2011).Creating a Successful Online Graduate Journal: Mentoring was the Key. Scholarly and Research Communication, 2(2).

Edmonds, K. (2008). For-profit models in traditional postsecondary distance education: The possible gains and losses. The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 8(10), 1-10.

Edmonds, K. & Crichton, S. (2008). Finding ways to teach to students with FASD: A research study. International Journal of Special Education, 23(1), 54-73.

Edmonds, K. (2006). Off with their heads! Copyright infringement in the Canadian online higher educational environment. [Electronic version]. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 32.2.

Edmonds, K. (2006). Helping the homeless through education: An evaluation of the learning needs and a learning centre for an inner-city homeless population. International Journal of Learning, 12(3), 165-174.

Li, Q. & Edmonds, K. (2005). Mathematics and at-risk adult learners: Would technology help? [Electronic version]. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 38(2).

Edmonds, K. & Li, Q. (2004). At-risk learners, technology, and mathematics: The effects and the guidelines for design. The International Journal of Learning, 11.

Non-refereed Publications

Hart, C., Agnew, M. & Edmonds, K. (2007, April). Internationalization at Medicine Hat College: Policy, Strategy and Plan. Submitted in partial fulfillment of EDER 719.21 Internationalization of Education, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary.

Edmonds, K. & Li. Q. (2006, May). Teaching at-risk students with technology: Teachers’ beliefs, experiences, and strategies for success. [Electronic version]. ERIC Document Reproduction Service. (ED490354).

Edmonds, K. (2005). Numeracy and technology: Can they work together? Literacies: researching practice, practice research, Volume 5.

Edmonds, K. & Crichton, S. (2004). Program evaluation at the Mustard Seed Creative Center. Presented to the Education Advisory Committee, Mustard Seed Street Ministry, Calgary, Alberta.

Book Reviews

Edmonds, K. (2008). Review of the book Researching technology education: Methods and techniques. [Electronic version]. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology.

Edmonds, K. (2005). Review of the book digital expressions: Media literacy and English language arts. Interchange, 36(4), 463-465.

Review Work

Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CASEA and CCGSE Associations), 2008 Annual Conference proposals

Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CASEA and CCGSE Associations), 2007 Annual Conference proposals

American Educational Research Association, 2007 Annual AERA Meeting proposals

International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning, March 2006

Conference Presentations

Refereed Submissions

Wilton, C. & Edmonds, K. (2013, June). Mega-Hospital Training: Leveraging Technology to Orient Massive Number of New Hires. Paper presented and published at the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Edmonds, K. (2011, October). The Challenges of Blended Learning in a Canadian College Setting. Paper to be presented at the International Council for Open and Distance Education [ICDE] 24th World Conference, Bali, Indonesia.

Edmonds, K. (2010, June). It Takes a Village to Educate an Online Learner: Addressing the Needs of Online Graduate Students and Faculty in Canada. Canadian e-Learning Conference (CeLC), June 2010, Edmonton, Alberta.

Edmonds, K. (2010, May). Discovering the Needs of Online Graduate Students: A Doctoral Research Study. Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) Annual Conference, May 2010, Montreal, Quebec.

Edmonds, K. (2009, June). Exploring the Characteristics, Attributes, and Perceptions of Online Graduate Students in Canadian Higher Education, and the Leadership Implications. Paper presented and published at the International Council for Open and Distance Education [ICDE] 23rd World Conference, Maastrich, the Netherlands.

Edmonds, K. (2008, April). Eye Strain and Learning: Stories from Graduate Students on Online Readership. Paper presented at the First International Conference of the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Edmonds, K. (2008, April). Paradigmatic Struggles in Academia: Emerging Difficulties with Delivering Learning Online. Paper presented at the First International Conference of the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Edmonds, K. (2007, May). Research-based strategies for teaching students with FASD. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Edmonds, K. & Crichton, S. (2007, April). Teaching students with FASD: A case study of actual practice. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Edmonds, K. (2006, March). Using digital imagery in learning: A new literacy. Paper presented at SITE 2006 – Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference to be held in Orlando, Florida, USA, March 20-24, 2006.

Edmonds, K. (2005, July). Helping the homeless through education: An evaluation of the learning needs and a learning centre for an inner-city homeless population in Canada. Paper presented at The 12th International Conference on Learning, Granada, Spain.

Edmonds, K. & Li. Q.  (2005, April). Teaching at-risk students with technology: Teachers’ beliefs, experiences, and strategies for success. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Edmonds, K. & Li, Q. (2004, June).  At-risk learners, technology, and mathematics: The effects and the guidelines for design. Paper presented and published at The 11th International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning, Havana City, Cuba.

Edmonds, K. A. & Li. Q. (2004, June). Learning the basics: Building knowledge online for at-risk learners. Paper presented and published at the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Lugano, Switzerland.

Li, Q., & Edmonds, K. (2004, March). Engaging in computer-assisted learning in mathematics: Any effect on adults with learning disabilities? Paper presented and published at the 15th< International Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Li, Q., Akins, M. & Edmonds, K. (2004, March). Collaborative knowledge building: Strategies in cyberspace. Poster session presented and published at the 15th International Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Non-refereed Submissions

Edmonds, K. & Shields, C. (2009, May). Publishing for Graduate Students / La publication d’articles par des étudiants diplômés. Presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference, Carleton, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Edmonds, K. (2008, June). The Student Perspective. Invited speaker. The Canadian E-Learning Conference by ADETA, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.

Jacobsen, M. & Edmonds, K. (2008, May). Puzzled Over Peer Review? Strategies for Publishing Your Academic Work from the Editors of CJLT and CJNSE. Presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Edmonds, K. (2007, March). Introduction to e-Learning. Instructional Development Program (IDP). Invited Speaker. University of New Brunswick, New Brunswick, Canada. Online session.

Edmonds, K. (2006, July). Tricky issues: Copyright infringement in the digital spaces of higher education. Presented at the Summer 2006 Institute, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Edmonds, K. (2006, February). But do they learn with computers? A meta-analysis of current research on elementary and secondary students reveals some concerns. Paper presented at the Winter 2006 Institute, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Edmonds, K. (2005, October). Teaching and learning with FASD youth: Integrating literacy, numeracy and technology Presented at New Directions and Innovative Approaches: FASD Conference, Community Services Centre, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Edmonds, K. (2005, July). The Homeless and education: How can we help?  Paper presented at the Summer 2005 Institute, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Yaniv, H & Edmonds, K. (2005, May). Teams computer and motivation inducing instructional design. Paper presented at The 32nd Association for Media and Technology in Education Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Edmonds, K. (2005, February). Using digital imagery in learning: A new literacy.  Paper presented at the Winter 2005 Online Research Institute, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.

Edmonds, K.  (2004, November).  Teaching struggling students math with technology: How can it be done? Paper presented at the 2004 Provincial Literacy Conference, Calgary, Alberta.

Edmonds, K.  (2004, November). How does technology integration affect achievement? A meta-analysis of current research on elementary and secondary students worldwide reveals some ways. Paper presented at the 2004 Online Learning Symposium, Edmonton, Alberta.

Edmonds, K. & Li. Q. (2004, February). Can adults with learning disabilities benefit from online mathematics education? Paper presented at Winter 2004 Online Research Institute, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.

Awards

Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship Program, 2008, $15,000

Research Assistant, Faculty of Education, 2007 -2008, $16,174

Faculty of Education Graduate Assistant Research Award, 2006, $4350

Faculty of Education Endowment Graduate Scholarship, 2005, $4000

Alberta Graduate Student Scholarship, 2005, $2000

Academic Project Fund Award, 2004, $500

Educational Technology Entrance Award, 2003, $1000

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