Faculty & Staff

Norman Vaughan, PhD

Norm.jpgAcademic Position: Professor

PhD, University of Calgary
M.Ed., University of Calgary
B.Ed., Dalhousie
B.Sc., (Hons), Queens

Contact Information
Office: EL3423 H
Email: nvaughan@mtroyal.ca
Phone: 403.440.5587 




Norm's teaching background includes graduate and undergraduate courses in educational technology, K–12 education in northern Canada, technical training in the petroleum industry, and English as a Second Language in Japan. He is the Co-founder of the Blended Online Design Network (BOLD), a member of the Community of Inquiry Research Group, the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning and he is on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Excellence in e-Learning, Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, the International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education, the Journal on Centres for Teaching & Learning, and the Learning Communities Journal.

Areas of Instruction

  • Professional Dimensions II
  • Assessment 
  • Understanding Current & Emerging Pedagogical Technologies
  • Practicum II
  • Capstone course

Areas of Scholarship

  • K to 12 education
  • Blended and online learning
  • Faculty development

Selected Publications and Presentations

Vaughan, N.D., Dell, D., Garrison, D.R., & Cleveland-Innes, M. (2023). Principles of Blended Learning: shared Metacognition and Communities of Inquiry. Athabasca University Press. Available online at: https://www.aupress.ca/books/120324-principles-of-blended-learning/

Legroski, A.C., Camilotti, B.M., de Nadai Andreoli, F., Vaughan, N.D., & Zermiani, T.C. (2023). Competências Digitais Docentes (Teaching digital skills). PUCPRess.

Vaughan, N.D., Cleveland-Innes, M. & Garrison, D.R. (2013). Teaching in blended learning environments:  Creating and sustaining communities of inquiry. Athabasca: Athabasca University Press. Available online at: https://www.aupress.ca/books/120229-teaching-in-blended-learning-environments/

Garrison, D.R. & Vaughan, N.D. (2008). Blended Learning in Higher Education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.


Relevant Community Service

  • International Advisory Board Member, National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL), Dublin City University, Ireland
  • International Advisory Board Member, Distance Education and Learning Futures Alliance, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Online Learning Network Advisory Board Member, Newburyport, Massachusetts

Link to professional website.