Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Joe Dobson

Joe Dobson

Joe Dobson

Name: Joe Dobson
Position: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 250-371-5642
Email: jdobson@tru.ca

Interests

In my free time, I love spending time in the outdoors pursuing activities including skiing, cycling, hiking, and kite-boarding to name just a few. I'm also passionate about spending time with my family and love travel.

Research Interests

My research interests can be divided into a few broad areas of inquiry: teacher education, educational technology, intercultural communication, and second language acquisition

Education

BA, TESL Cert., MBA, MEd

Publications

(select representative publications and presentations)

NOTE: I've been fortunate to receive funding for projects and research from a number of sources including BC TEAL, Japan Foundation, Asia-Pacific Foundation, TRU World Innovation Fund, and the Dean's Award Grant.

Dobson, J. & Hall, N. (2017, May). Technology Enhanced Teaching: Build Your Digital Toolbox. Invited workshop presented at the BC TEAL 2017 Annual Conference Pre-Conference Educational Institute, Vancouver, BC.

Dobson, J. & Hall, N. (2016, September). Practical and Accessible Technology for Interaction & Collaboration in the Post Language Lab Era. Invited workshop presented at the BC TEAL 2016 Interior Conference, Kamloops, BC.

Dobson, J. (2016, March). Practical and Accessible Technology for Interaction, Collaboration and Engagement. Invited workshop presented at the Japan Association of Language Teachers Professional Development Series, Okinawa, Japan.

Dobson, J. (May, 2017). Co-construction of Knowledge Through Collaborative Applications.
Workshop presented at the 2017 BC TEAL Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Collins, N., Galli, M., Sawkins, M., Pearson-Terell, J., Williams, S. & Dobson, J. (May, 2017).
Reflecting Back & Looking Forward: Presidents??? Perspectives on BC TEAL. Panel presentation at the 2017 BC TEAL Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Dobson, J. & Savage, M. (Eds.). (2016). Tri-TESOL 2015 Conference Proceedings: Transcending Boundaries and Interweaving Perspectives: Proceedings Tri-TESOL 2015. Des Moines, WA. Retrieved from: http://waesol.org/2015-tri-tesol-conference- proceedings/

Dobson, J. (2016, April). The Practical Ideas for Integrating Technology in Language Teaching. Paper presented at the BC TEAL Annual Conference, Surrey, BC.

Dobson, J. (2016, April). The Virtual Open Door: Security, Predatory Publishers, Students and You. Paper presented at the BC TEAL Annual Conference, Surrey, BC.

Dobson, J. (2016, February). Practical and Effective Ed Tech Apps. Paper presented at the Teaching Practices Colloquium, Kamloops, BC.

Dobson, J. (2015, October). It's all Good in Theory 10 Tips for Using Technology. Paper presented at the TESL Canada 2015 Conference, Lake Louise, AB.

Dobson, J. & Hall, N. (2015, October). Enhance Your Teaching with Free and Accessible Technology. Workshop presented at the Tri-TESOL 2015 Conference, Des Moines, Washington.

Dobson, J., Densky, K., Harris, C. & Savage, M. (2015, October). Exploring Pre-service TESOL Standards Across Borders. Panel presented at the Tri-TESOL 2015 Conference, Des Moines, WA.

Rauser, K., Galli, M., Dobson, J., Murray, J. & Williams, S. (2013, April). Advocating for our Profession. Paper Presented at the BC TEAL Annual Conference, New Westminster, BC.

Ter Keurs, S. & Dobson, J. (2013, April). 5 Tips for Landing (and Keeping) a Teaching Position. Workshop Presented at the BC TEAL Annual Conference, New Westminster, BC.

Dobson, J., Gilbert, J., Hall, N., Snider, A. (2012, October). The Landscapes of Technology in Language Education: Theory, Knowledge and Practice. Paper presented at the TESL Canada 2012 Conference, Kamloops, BC.

Dobson, J. (2012, May). Moodle in Language Education: An Introduction. Workshop presented at the 45th BC TEAL Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Dobson, J. & Galli, M. (Eds.). (2010). Dimensions of Practice: Principled, Progressive, Practical: Proceedings of the BC TEAL 2009 Interior Conference. Vancouver, BC, British Columbia Teachers of English as an Additional Language. Retrieved from: http://www.bcteal.org/conferences/conference-proceedings/

Employment History

Related experience:

Thompson Rivers University, 2003-present.

Sapporo Gakuin University, Sapporo, Japan, 1998-2001.

Sapporo University, Hokusei Jr. College, Sapporo Gakuin University, Sapporo Medical College & Hokkaido University of Education Iwamizawa, Sapporo, Japan, 1994-1997.

Courses Taught

I teach range of courses in both the TESOL (teacher education program) and the English for Academic Purposes Program at TRU.

Professional Affiliations

BC Teachers of English as an Additional Language (BC TEAL) (currently serve as President)
TESL Canada
ETUG
TESOL International
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