University Professor Emeritus (Retired)
Dr. Ron Owston is former Dean of the Faculty of Education and former Director of the Institute for Research in Learning Technologies (IRLT) at York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In June 2007, York University awarded him the honorary title of University Professor for his "extraordinary contribution to the University as a colleague, teacher, and scholar."
He has spoken at numerous national and international conferences, and published in a variety of fields including technology in education, program evaluation, and teacher development in journals such as Educational Researcher, Teachers College Record, Research in the Teaching of English, Journal of Computer-Based Instruction, Journal of Information Technology in Teacher Education, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, Internet & Higher Education, and Journal of Research on Computing in Education. His recent projects include:evaluation of a 1:1 iPad program in Hamilton Wentworth School District and the study of blended learning in undergraduate programs at York University.
- Issues in Digital Technology in Education (GS/EDUC 5860)
- Mixed-Methods Research in Education (GS/EDUC 5216)