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Dr. Eugene Gary Kowch Jr
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University of Calgary - Faculty of Education
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  EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

1998-2003 Ph.D./// University of Saskatchewan
Concentration: Educational Administration: Policy and Organizations

1997-1998 Master of Education (fast-track) University of Saskatchewan
Concentration: Curriculum Studies : Education Technology
(Promoted to PhD study after completion of M.Ed. course work)

1993-1997 Bachelor of Education University of Saskatchewan
Concentration: Vocational Education (With Great Distinction)

1978-1981 Diploma, Civil Engineering Cambrian Polytechniqe
Concentration: High Steel Structure Design (Honors and Distinction
  I am available for online and in-person speaking events at mutually arranged times and places. I have extensive experience with online teaching and presentations. I have presented at over 200 peer reviewed, international conferences and workshops and I've done three Presidential Sessions at the International AECT conference to stimulate our profession's thinking. As a Board Member at AECT, I am also part of a Thought Leader strategizing effort to prepare our changing profession and its pre-eminent society for the next century.

My passion in speaking is to explore, with you, the changing nature of learning, technology and organizations, creating next generation thinkers and leaders for the information age. I can do this in any format - from interactive workshops to lectures and large or small group conversations. I prefer high interactivity, high energy formats for this dialogue as good ground for (your) innovation.

My professional experience includes 15 years as an energy engineer., corporate planner and senior leader in multinational companies. I was then recruited by government to make a difference for future educators, learners and leaders. A few degrees later, I taught all grades from K-12, held head of school (principal) positions, and worked as a deputy superintendent of education. Invited to work in university since, I teach, research and develop new ideas about learning and leading next-generation, adaptable organizations where the organization changes with the learning (people). Let's talk about the design, policy and leadership possibilities that you have in mind!
  Refereed Book Chapters

Kowch, E. (2014 in press). Issues of organization , Training and Development: Principles for leading learning, change and innovation in International education. In Nick Rushby and Dan Surry (Eds.). International Handbook of Educational Technology (pp. 71-88). London, UK: Wiley.

Kowch, E. (2014 in press). Social Media in the Workplace. In M. Spector et al., (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Educational Technology. New York, NY: Sage.

Kowch, E. (2013). Towards leading diverse, smarter and more adaptable organizations that learn. In Joel Lewis, Andre Green and Dan Surry (Eds.), Technology as a tool for diversity leadership: Implementation and future implications (pp. 11-35). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Peer Reviewed.

Kowch, E. G. (2013). 21st Century Citizen Networks in Complex States: Shall We Dance or Play Tug-of-War? In James Arvanitakis and Ingrid Matthews (Eds.) The 21st Century Citizen: Global, Interdisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 11-27). Oxford, UK: Interdisciplinary Press.

Surry, D., Stefurak, J., & Kowch, E. (2011). Technology in higher education: Asking the right questions. In Dan Surry and James Stefurak (Eds.), Technology in higher education: Asking the right questions (pp. 1-12). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Surry, D., Kowch, E., & Stefurak, S. (2010). Introduction: Technology Integration in Higher Education. In D. Surry (Ed.) Technology and Organization Leadership in Higher Education (pp. 11-28). Hershey, PA: ICI Global.

Hebert, Y., Sun, S., & Kowch, E, (2005). Focusing on children and youth: Social capital’s role in Educational outcomes in the context of immigration and diversity. In D. Hoerder, Y. Hébert & I. Schmitt, eds., Negotiating Transcultural Lives: Belongings and Social Capital among Youth in Comparative Perspective. (pp. 201-226). Göttingen: Unipress. Reprinted in English (2006) by the Toronto: University of Toronto Press. **



Selected Academic Journal Publications

Kowch, E. (2013). Conceptualizing the essential qualities of complex adaptive leadership: Networks that organize and learn. International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management, Vol 2, No. 3, 162-184.

Kowch, E. (2013) Wither thee, Educational Technology? Suggesting a critical expansion of our epistemology for emerging leaders. TechTrends, 57, 5, 11-27.

Kowch, E. (2013). Editor’s Notes: First special edition on leadership trends. TechTrends, 57, 5, 4-7.

Kowch, E. (2009). New capabilities for cyber charter school leadership: An emerging imperative for integrating Educational Technology and Educational Leadership knowledge. Tech Trends Special Edition, 53 (1), 40-49.

Kowch, E. (2008). Instructional design for the future? [Review of the book Ten steps to complex learning: A systematic approach to four-component Instructional Design. Canadian Journal of Educational Learning and Technology, 34, 1, 51-55.

Kowch, E. (2005). Do we plan the journey or read the compass? An argument for preparing educational technologists to lead organizational change. British Journal of Educational Technology, Special Issue on Change and Educational Technology, 35, 6, 1067-1075.

Kowch, E. (2005). The knowledge network: A fundamentally new (relational) approach to knowledge management & the study of dependent organizations. Journal of Knowledge Management Practice, 6, 13-37.

Kowch, E. (2005). Do we plan the journey or read the compass? An argument for preparing educational technologists to lead organizational change. British Journal of Educational Technology, Special Issue on Change and Educational Technology, 35, 6, 1067-1075.

Kowch, E. (2005). Hargreaves’s call for social ingenuity in the knowledge society – Imperatives for educational technology and teaching? Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 31, 3, 61-66. * (Canada’s premier educational technology journal).

Kowch, E. (2004). Updated textbook offers instructors and students a wider range of theoretical, philosophical and tactical approaches for teaching and learning instructional technology design today [Review Essay]. Educational Technology Research and Development (ETR&D). 52, 4, 85-91.

Kowch, E. (2004). Assessing the web in higher education. [Review of the Book: The Web in Higher Education: Assessing the Impact and fulfilling potential]. Journal of Educational Thought, 38, 1, 101-106.

Hebert, Y., Sun, S., & Kowch, E, (2004). Focusing on children and youth: Social capital’s role in educational outcomes in the context of immigration and diversity. Journal of International Immigration and Migration, 5, 2, 71-91.

Kowch, E.G. (2000). Drawn to the fire, not to be burnt by the Flame: Strategies for integrating technology in school programs. The Saskatchewan Administrator, 26, 2, 6-26.

Kowch, E.G. (1998). Toulmin's moral reasoning model applied to ethical decision making: A means for exercising ethical technology leadership. The Canadian Journal of Educational Communications, 26, 2, 65 - 85. * (Canada’s premiere educational technology journal).

Kowch, E. G., & Schwier, R. (1998). Considerations in the construction of technology-based virtual learning communities. The Canadian Journal of Educational Communications. 26 (1), 12 - 29. * (Canada’s premier educational technology journal).

Kowch, E.G. and Schwier, R. A. (1997). Building learning communities with technology. Saskatoon, SK: University of Saskatchewan Press. ERIC Document No. 405 857. Hhttp://www.usask.ca/education/coursework/802papers/communities/communities.htmH *


Doctoral Dissertation (May, 2003)
Kowch, E. G. (2003). Policy networks and policy communities in three western Canadian universities and two provinces: A Neo-Institutional approach to a pan-institutional issue. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.

SSUNon-Refereed Publications (Selected)

Kowch, E. (2011). Protospace: Radical Design Groups in North America, 4, 2, 1-15.

Kowch, E. (2013). WorkThink: 7 Volume Training Program (A Review and Endorsement). 321 pp.

Kowch, E. (2009). The research and development of statewide systemic change and The Future of Education Summit (2010) in Miami. Faculty of Education Quarterly Research Review, 4, p.4-5.

A New Age of Notes Home and Back to School. (2009, September 11). Back to School Edition: The Calgary Herald, pp. A12-A14. (in Press).

Radison, T, Kowch, E., & Lambkin, M. (2009U). U Quick change: A new way to adapt to the downturn and tomorrow’s business climate by aligning organizational networks. On Stream: The official publication of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada. 22-26. Spring, 2009.*

Cornell, R., et al. (2007). AECT Strategic Plan [Contributions of the Management Division: Kowch]. Unpublished. Chicago, Ill.

Kowch, E. (2006). Imperial Oil Annual Report (Video Clip). The importance of Industry/University collaboration. Faculty of Education, University of Calgary. Video.

Kowch, E. (2005). Quality and excellence in human performance and learning: Trends and issues. Quality Council of Alberta Newsletter, 1, 2. 4.

Kowch, E. (2005). Quality and excellence in human performance and learning: Strategic issues and operational issues in the Canadian energy sector. Quality Council of Alberta Newsletter, 3, 2-9.

Kowch, E. (2004). Perspectives on distributed learning strategic planning today: A view from 30,000 feet. The Distance: A publication of the Alberta Distance Education and Training Association,. 13, 2. 14-24.

Lorenzetti, J., & Kowch, E. (2004). Strategic planning and social capital in distance education: A conversation with Eugene Kowch. Distance Education Report, September 14, 2004. 6-8. **

Kowch, E. (2004). Perspectives on distributed learning strategic planning today: A view from 30,000 feet. The Distance: A publication of the Alberta Distance Education and Training Association,. 13, 2. 14-24.

Sutherland, S., & Kowch, E. (2004). The HR Guide: Alberta Venture’s ultimate guide to hiring, firing and everything in between. Alberta Venture, 8, 5. 80-101. *

Kowch, E. (2001). Educators Challenge Third World Education Conditions in Rural Saskatchewan. Star Phoenix, April 3, 2001.


U
Selected Major Research Reports

Gereluk, D., Kowch, E., & Thompson, M. (2014). The Capacity, Adaptability and Impact of the Alberta Public School Charter System. Calgary, Alberta. (204 pages).

Kowch, E., & Saunders, C. (2007). Alberta central server thin client IT network proof of concept (Alberta Learning Study 1). Calgary, Alberta., University of Calgary Faculty of Business and Faculty of Education (117 pages).

Kowch, E. (2007). Alberta central server / thin client shared service leadership. (Alberta Learning Study 2). Calgary, Alberta. University of Calgary Faculty of Education (205 pages).

Kowch, E. (2007). Alberta central server thin client shared service pilot: Teacher and ,learner performance in southern Alberta. (Alberta Learning, Study 3). Calgary, Alberta. University of Calgary Faculty of Education (381 pages).

Kowch, E., & Hill, B. (2005). Collaborative server-based computing initiative: First summary: research findings. CBE, LRSD School Divisions with the U of C. Calgary. Report to the Government of Alberta. (14 pages).

Kowch, E., & Hill, B. (2006). Collaborative server-based computing initiative: Second summary: research findings. CBE, LRSD School Divisions with the U of C. Calgary. Report to the Government of Alberta. (42 pages).

Kowch, E. (1998). Intern supervision via distance education: A study of the Faculty of Education’s first distance learning pilot design and implementation. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. University of Saskatchewan Faculty of Education.

Kowch, E. (1999). Youth virtual art gallery. Online National Resource (Canada). UNB.

Bibliographies: (Peer ReviewedU)

Kowch, E. (2005). A research brief for practitioners: Promising instructional strategies for Alberta teachers. Alberta (Government) Initiative for School Improvement (AISI) Clearinghouse: Retrieved November, 2006, from http://ednet.edc.gov.ab.ca/k_12/special/aisi/pdfs/Prom_Instru_Strategies.


URefereed Conference Presentations and Conference Proceedings


Kowch, E. G. (2014). Reconceptualizing Education Organization Leadership as Leading Learning Networks. Presentation at the 2014 SUNBELT Social Networking Conference, February 17 to 22nd, St. Petersburg Beach, FLA.

Kowch, E.G., & Gereluk, D. (2013). Early Results from Research on Complex Systemic Change Leader Networks in A Changing Statewide Charter School System. Presentation at the 2013 International AECT Convention, Oct 29-Nov 02, 2013, Anahiem, CA.

Kowch, E. G., & Gereluk, D. (2013). At the Cusp of Change: The Alberta Chart School System Leadership Network Phase I Study Results. Presentation at the 2013 Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference, June 5-11, Victoria, BC.

Kowch, E. G., & Gereluk, D. (2013). Organizations as Innovation Ecologies thru Research on Leader Network Attractors and Opportunities in A State-Wide Charter School System: Researching Organization Change with Complexity-Thinking. Paper Presentation at the AERA (American Education Association), April 27 – May 01, 2013, Hilton Union Square San Francisco, CA.

Kowch, E. G., Panayotidis, L., Farrell, M and Malcolm, G. (2013). Unleashing Creativity Through Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Learning. Presentation at the Innovators, Designers and Researchers Conference: Leading A New Network of Innovators, University of Calgary, May 8-11, 2013, Calgary, AB.

Callaghan, T. & Kowch, E. (2013). New Research on Homophobia in Canadian Catholic Schools and Sexual Minorities: Exploring Implications and Parameters for Leading Organizational Change. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Educations Conference (CASEA SIG, CSSE), June 1 -5, 2013, Victoria, BC.

Kowch, E. & Gereluk, D., & Thompson, M. (2013). At the Cusp of Change: The Alberta Chart School System Leadership Network Phase I Study Results. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Educations Conference (CASEA SIG, CSSE), June 1 -5, 2013, Victoria, BC.

Kowch, E. G. & Gereluk, D. (2013). Organizations as Innovation Ecologies: Research on Leader Network Attractors and Opportunities in A State-Wide Charter School System. Paper Presentation at the AERA (American Education Association), April 27 – May 01, 2013, Hilton Union Square San Francisco, CA.

Kowch, E. G., Panayotidis, L., Farrell, M. & Malcolm, G. (2013). Unleashing Creativity Through Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Learning. Presentation at the Innovators, Designers and Researchers Conference: Leading A New Network of Innovators, University of Calgary, May 8-11, 2013, Calgary, AB.

Kowch, E. (2013). On Catching Frisbees: The Contexts and Qualities of Complex Adaptive Education Technology Leaders. Presentation at the 9th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society. Vancouver, BC, January 13th.

Kowch, E. (2012). Complex and Adaptive Education Technology Leadership for Alberta’s K-12 CIOs. Presentation at the 2012 ATLE (Alberta Technologies for Learning in Education Association) at the CONVERGENCE Annual Conference. Edmonton, AB, November 14th.


Kowch, E. (2012). [PRESIDENTIAL SESSION 03]: Leading Globalized, Interdisciplinary Organizations: A Close Look at Specialization, Interdisciplinary and Chances for Transformation of Our Field. Presented at AECT 2012 International Convention: Learning in the Age of Globalization, Louisville, Kentucky, Oct. 31.

Kowch, E. (2012). Toward Understanding Systemic School District Change in a Global Context: Exploring a State-Wide Policy Innovation (AISI). Presented at AECT 2012 International Convention: Learning in the Age of Globalization, Louisville, Kentucky, Oct. 30-Nov. 3.

Kowch, E. (2012). Guidelines for leading interdisciplinary, globalized educational technology organizations: Are we over-specializing or under-specializing. Presented at AECT 2012 International Convention: Learning in the Age of Globalization, Louisville, Kentucky, Oct 30-Nov 3.

Kowch, E. (2012). Guidelines for Leading Interdisciplinary, Globalized Educational Technology Organizations: Are We Over-specializing or Under-specializing? Presented at AECT 2012 International Convention: Learning in the Age of Globalization, Louisville, Kentucky, Oct. 30-Nov. 3.


Kowch, E. (2012). How To Catch A Frisbee - Complex Adaptive IT Leadership Contexts and Qualities for an Information Age. Association of Alberta Technology Leaders in Education (ATLE) 7th Annual Conference, Edmonton, AB, Nov. 14.

Beabout, B., & Kowch, E. (2012). Educational Change as a Complexity-Riddled Enterprise. Paper for Symposium: Getting to Bedrock: Diverse perspectives on Emergence, Nonlinearity and Rationality in Education. American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC. April.

Kowch, E. (2012). A Framework for Leading Emerging Education Systems “At the Edge of Chaos. Paper presented at the 2012 International American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC. April.


Kowch, E. (2012). Got A Job Yet? A focus on your emerging, complex and new teacher career job prospects. Presented at the Western Canadian Association for Student Teaching, WestCAST 2012: February 22 – 24, in Calgary, AB.

Kowch, E. (2012). Specialization, Diversity and Redundancy in Educational Technology: A Complex Systems Perspective for Leaders. Paper presented at the Canadian Network for Innovation and Education National Conference, June, Canmore.

Kowch, E. (2011). Complexity, The Superintendency and the Information Age: Guides for Planning Policy in Alberta: Invited Paper presented to the College of Superintendents of Alberta, Calgary.

Kowch, E. (2012). Complex Adaptive Change and Graduate School Leadership: A New View of Organization. Invited Faculty Talk to the Faculty of Education. Calgary.

Persichitte, K., & Kowch, E. (2011). Accrediting Teachers: NCATE, AECT and the New Policy Impacts Everyone. AECT International Convention, Jacksonville, FLA: October.

Kowch, E., & Persichitte, K (2011). Presidential Session: Will you Choose The Power of the Purse or the Power of the Pen? Educational Technology and Accreditation @ AECT. AECT International Convention, Jacksonville, FLA: October.

Kowch, E. (2011). Expanding Systemic Change: Ecosystems, not Closed Systems. AECT International Convention, Jacksonville, FLA: October.

Bohaychuk, J., & Kowch, E. (2011). Designing Interfaces with IT and ID Teams. AECT International Convention, Jacksonville, FLA: October.

Kowch, E. (2010). Complex Adaptive Educational Leadership: Expanding systemic change thought for an information age school system? AECT International Convention, Los Angeles, CA: October.

Kowch, E. (2009). What you need to know about instructional design team design today: Building relations in changing economic times. AECT International Convention (Design & Development Division). Louisville, KY: November

Kowch, E. (2009). The emerging cyber charter school leadership challenge: An imperative for Integrating Educational Technology and School Administration disciplines (quickly). AECT International Convention (Systemic Change Division), Louisville, KY: November.

Kowch, E. (2009). An imperative for Integrating Educational Technology and School Administration disciplines (quickly). AECT International Convention (Systemic Change Division), Louisville, KY: November.

Kowch, E. (2009). Systemic change, cyber schools and the future: Expert Panel session chaired by Ali Carr- Chellman and David Wiley. AECT International Convention (Teacher Preparation Division). Louisville, KY: November.

Kowch, E. (2009). Nimble planning for uncertain times: Consider relational networks and organizational alignment. Faculty of Education Research Conference, Calgary, AB: March.

Kowch, E. (2009). Cyber charter schools: Key questions for teachers, students, school system leaders and governments. 14th National Congress on Rural Education. Saskatoon, SK: March.

Radisson, T., Kowch, E., & Lambkin, M. (2009). Quick change: A new way to adapt to the downturn and tomorrow’s business climate by aligning organizational networks. On Stream: The official publication of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada. 22-26. June.

Kowch, E., & Lambkin, M. (2009). Balancing structural alignment across petroleum service organization units: A focus on process alignment. 2008 Petroleum Services Association of Canada Annual National Convention, Calgary, AB: September.

Kowch, E. (2008). Characteristics of high capacity, semi-autonomous systemic change teams: Leaders, are you ready for this?. Proceedings of the International Convention of the Association of Technologists and Communications (AECT). October, Orlando, November.

Kowch, E. (2008). Imminent power failure? Why “organization chart” thinking may not help education in the 21st century. 1st Annual Faculty of Education Research Conference, Calgary, AB. May.

Kowch, E. (2008). A glimpse of our networked future: Research on Alberta’s first school laptop/thin client shared service project. International Conference of the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE). Banff, AB. May.

Kowch, E. (2007). An emerging personalized learning kaleidoscope? Podcasting for Instruction 101. The International Convention of the Association of Technologists and Communications (AECT). Anaheim, California, October

Kowch, E. (2006). Shifts in globalization: Powerful implications for distance education organizations. National CADE/AMTEC Annual Meeting. UQAM, Montreal, Quebec. May.

Kowch, E. (2006). Living well with more interdependent teachers: Implications for education system governance. International Conference on Teacher Education. University of Calgary & McGill University, Calgary, November.

Lock, J., & Kowch, E. (2006). Changing “PowerPoint” into a living, learning canvas for tomorrow’s more vibrant classrooms. WESTCAST, Vancouver, February.

Kowch, E. (2005). A vision for new networks of Educational Technology professionals: Exploring social and issue network organization as models for AECT change leadership in the knowledge era. Proceedings of the International Convention of the Association of Technologists and Communications (AECT). October, Orlando.

Kowch, E. (2005). A proposal for a new kind of leadership capacity: Educational technology leadership and the generation of social capital. Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual International Conference (CSSE). London, May.

MacEachern, J., & Kowch, E. (2005). Educating generation Y: Implications for instructional design and distance learning. Proceedings of the Alberta Online Consortium (AOC) Annual Conference. Edmonton, November. U(presented with graduate student Jeannie MacEachern (Masters Student).

Kowch, E. (2005). Asset appreciation: Educational Technology and the generation of social capital. Invited paper at the 1st Southeastern Conference in Instructional Design & Technology at Alabama Southwestern University. Mobile, March.

Kowch, E. (2004). Neo-Institutional policy for education: A new framework for education policy, planning and leadership. Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual International Conference (CSSE), Winnipeg, May.

Kowch, E. (2004). Building a new social capital: Policy, knowledge networks and technology for education technology planners (K-12 and Beyond). Proceedings of the Annual International Convention (AECT). Chicago, October.

Kowch, E. (2004). Policy and planning for distance education involved human resource developers in Alberta: Private and public sector views. Alberta Distance Education and Training Association (ADETA) Conference. Calgary, June.

Kowch, E. (2004). How pluralism weakens education and training leadership network relations: The need for cross- disciplinary policy planning with Canadian Educational Technology scholars. AMTEC (Association of Media Technology Educators in Canada). June 2004.

Kowch, E. (2003). More sail or more rudder, Captain? A multiple case study of leadership networks and communities creating educational technology university policy. Annual International Meeting of Education Technologists and Communications (AECT), October, Anaheim.

Hebert, Y., Sun, S., & Kowch, E, (2004). Focusing on children and youth: Social capital’s role in educational outcomes in the context of immigration and diversity. OECD Conference with the PRI (Policy Research Institute & Privy Council of Canada – invited and contracted research presentation), Montreal, November.

Kowch, E. (2003). Leadership in a collaborative community: A guide for principals and administrators. Proceedings of the AMTEC 2002 Conference. Regina, May

Kowch, E. (2002). Leading from within: An assessment tool for school administrators engaged in technology enhanced learning. Proceedings of the Seventh National Rural Congress. May, 2002. Saskatoon.

Kowch, E. (2001). Objects are closer than they appear: How to adjust to the quickening pace of change in rural school administration. Paper presented at the Sixth National Rural Congress, April. Saskatoon.

Kowch, E.G. (2000). Technopathology: Strategic policy, planning and leadership for technology integration in schools and universities. Paper presented at the Third Annual National Congress on Rural Education, April. Saskatoon.

Kowch, E. (1999). This Too May Pass: Teaching and learning policy development perspectives in western Canada. Paper accepted for the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), June, Calgary.

Kowch, E. (1999). Epistemology development for university leadership: Architectures for in the community of scholars. Paper accepted for presentation at the American Education Research Leading Technology Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, April. Montreal.

Kowch, E. (1998). Doing it right and getting It wrong: Solutions for high volume distance education leadership. Paper presented at the Third Annual National Congress on Rural Education, April. Saskatoon.

Kowch, E. (1998). Reducing dissonance within changing organizational communities: Training moral decision making by applying Toulmin's model. Paper accepted for presentation at the International Congress on Ethics and Computing at Erasmus University (ETHICOMP) 98, March, Rotterdam.



UInvited Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations and Lectures (Selected).

Kowch, E. (2013). Sharing Leadership Across A Welcoming Community: Invited Lecture for the Senior Leadership Group/ City of Calgary Administration Policy & Planning Group. University of Calgary, January 2013.

Kowch, E. (2013). Technology, Machines, Pedagogy and New Teacher Explore Cyberspace in 2013 for 2033. Lecture Series, B.ED. Program. 9 events

Kowch, E. (2012). Sharing, Networked leadership for the Welcoming Alberta Immigration Community. CLIP Invited Lecture Series/Immigration Alberta/Calgary/Canada. Palliser Regional Centre, February, 2013.


Hebert, Y., Sun, S., & Kowch, E, (2004). Focusing on children and youth: Social capital. OECD Conference with the PRI (Policy Research Institute & Privy Council of Canada – invited and funded ($6000) research presentation), Montreal, November. *


Selected Other Conference Paper Presentations

Reigeluth, R., & Kowch, E. (2014). What does the Future Hold? Emerging Roles for Instructional Designers. AECT Webinar hosted by E. Kowch. 487 registrants. January 28, 2014: www.readytalk.com

Kowch, E. (2009). Instructional design and relational design teams for the 21st century – surviving organizational change in a new architecture. Shaw / Star Choice Telecommunications workshop, Head Office Calgary, Alberta June.

Kowch, E. (2008). Characteristics of high capacity, semi-autonomous systemic change teams: Leaders, are you ready for this? Proceedings of the International Convention of the Association of Technologists and Communications (AECT). October, Orlando, November

Kowch, E. (2008). Imminent power failure? Why “organization chart” thinking may not help education in the 21st century. 1st Annual Faculty of Education Research Conference, Calgary, AB. May.

Kowch, E. (2008). A glimpse of our networked future: Research on Alberta’s first school laptop/thin client shared service project. International Conference of the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE). Banff, AB. May.

Kowch, E. (2006).; Globalism: Critical thoughts and implications for educators. Linking Research for Professional Practice Summer Institute, University of Calgary, May.

Kowch, E., & Hanley, R. (2006). Beyond technology: Building Relationships in graduate school distance learning – The U of C Experience. Summer Alliance for Distance Learning, University of Kansas, Overland Park, June.

Kowch, E., & Lock, J. (2006). Changing ‘PowerPoint’ into a living, learning canvas for tomorrow’s vibrant classrooms. Celebrating Inquiry Conference, University of Calgary, April.

Kowch, E., Seibel, C., & Aitcheson, J. (2005): Juggling leadership: Strategic and tactics wisdom for building new e-shared service learning communities in Alberta: Early Research Findings. Alberta Distance Education and Training Association (ADETA) Annual Conference, Edmonton, October.

Hanley, R., & Kowch, E. (2005). Authentically interactive learning. Deploying virtual classroom software to impact learner outcomes. University of North Carolina Universities Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference, Raleigh, March.

Hanley, R., & Kowch, E. (2005). Challenge: Designing and implementing powerful online learning architectures for the knowledge society. Southern Universities Distance Learning Alliance Conference, Fayetteville, March.

Kowch, E. (2004). Policy Planning for Distance Education Involved Human Resource Developers in Alberta: Private and Public Sectors. Alberta Distance Education and Training Association (ADETA) Conference. Calgary, June.


Kowch, E. G. (2003). First steps toward creating a leadership road map for teaching and technology. Linking Theory and Practice- GDER Conference, Calgary, January.

Kowch, E. (2003). Leadership capacity building for large institution leaders: Strategic planning for the online Institution in a knowledge era. Alberta Online Symposium. November, Edmonton.

Kowch, E. (2003). A possible strategic planning framework for the development of distributed education technologies in higher education. CLL Summer Institute in GDER, University of Calgary. July, Calgary.


UInvited Presentations and Workshops

Kowch, E. (2013). Sharing Leadership Across a Welcoming Community: A Networked, Distributed Leadership Model for the New Calgary Local Immigration Partnership (CLIP). Invited Presentation for: the United Way of Calgary, United Way Canada, Government of Canada (Immigration), and the City of Calgary Policy & Planning Unit. Technology Enhanced Research Area (TERA), University of Calgary, January 16, 2013.

Kowch, E. (2009). Instructional design and relational design teams for the 21st century – surviving organizational change in a new architecture. Shaw / Star Choice Telecommunications workshop, Head Office Calgary, Alberta June.

Cornell, R., et al. (2007). Strategic plan. Association of Education Communications Technologists strategic plan. Chicago, IL: Unpublished.

Kowch, E. (2006). Transforming Educational Technology in Canada – Leadership and a relational and social capital perspective. Invited Presentation/ conversation at the Schwier/Campbell SSHRC ID Summit. Jasper, Alberta, March. *

Kowch, E. (2006). ICT mentor development – Extending mentorship. Red Deer Public School Division Leadership (Principals and Superintendents). Red Deer, Alberta, May.

Kowch, E. (2006). Planning learning environments. CBE and LRSD School Divisions/Executive. Claresholm, Alberta, June.

Kowch, E. (2006). The end of globalism? Implications for distance education and education technology. TERA Research Forum (University of Calgary). Calgary, Alberta, April.

Kowch, E. (2005). Electronic portfolio instructional designs for distance learning environments workshop. Manitoba Distance Learning (Red River Community College). Winnipeg, Manitoba, May.

Kowch, E. (2005). The educational technology graduate program at the University of Calgary. A focus on ET leadership. Invited presentation to the Alberta Technology Jurisdiction Quarterly Meeting, Edmonton, AB. November.

Kowch, E. (2005). Education technology graduate program, University of Calgary: A focus on leadership. Alberta Learning Jurisdiction Technology Contacts Event, Edmonton, Alberta, November.

Kowch, E. (2005). Learning environments visioning workshop for the ISEEE (New) Building Planning Committee, University of Calgary. Calgary, Alberta, November.

Kowch, E. (2005). Asset appreciation: Educational Technology and the generation of social capital. 1st Southeastern Conference in Instructional Design & Technology. Mobile, Alabama, March. **

Kowch, E. (2005). A Research Informed AISI A Process for APAR Reporting of AISI Results. Presentation to Calgary Board of Education (CBE) AISI Coordinators, Calgary, Alberta March, 2005.

Kowch, E. (2005). Evidence based decision making for Division principals. An (Invited) Workshop for the Horizon School Division on Decision Making, Taber, Alberta, February.

Kowch, E. (2005). Professional development for new ICT Mentors and teachers - Phase II. Workshop for the Medicine Hat Catholic Separate School Division Teachers and Principals #20, Medicine Hat, Alberta, May.

Kowch, E. (2005). Proposal for the community of connected learners innovation grant. To CBE and LRSD Directors, Claresholm, Alberta, June.

Kowch, E. (2004). Professional development for new ICT Mentors and teachers - Phase I. Workshop for the Medicine Hat Catholic Separate School Division #20, Medicine Hat, Alberta, November.

Kowch, E. (2004). Alberta Learning (AISI) principals and Coordinators Workshop on planning school improvement research for large system-wide projects: (Invited) Workshop for Area 4. Calgary Board of Education, Calgary, Alberta, November.

Kowch, E. (2004). Looking back, looking down, and looking forward: A process for making sense of your AISI (Research) journey at the mid-point. (Invited Workshop for Alberta Learning, Southern Alberta Regional AISI Coordinators). Calgary, Alberta, October.

Kowch, E. (2004). Organizational learning and knowledge management: A guide for human resource planning in large energy corporations. (Invited) Presentation for the Alberta Knowledge Management Group. Calgary – Bankers Hall, Calgary Alberta, March.

Kowch, E. (2004). A neo-institutional approach to Understanding the capacity of western Canadian universities to generate social capital. (Invited) Presentation at the Friday Research Forum, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary, April.

Kowch, E. (2004). Cultivating communities of practice focused on performance – An Educational Technology perspective. (Invited) Presentation to the Calgary Board of ISPI (International Society of Performance Improvement). Calgary, Alberta, February.

Kowch, E. (2003). Staying on track as a new principal: Tips for technology related problems. 34th Annual Principal’s Short Course, SSTA/SELU. Saskatoon, Sask., June.

Kowch, E. (1999). Managing the principalship: Distance learning leadership basics. 34th (Invited) Presentation at the Annual Principal’s Short Course, SSTA/SELU. Saskatoon, June.

Kowch, E. (1999). Staying on track as a new principal: Managing ICTs and IT planning. (Invited) Workshop at the 33rd Annual Principal’s Short Course, SSTA/SELU. Saskatoon, June.

Kowch, E. (1998). Creating virtual art Galleries and other learning spaces. Presentation at Annual Meeting of the Saskatchewan Art Teachers. Regina, Saskatchewan, November.

Kowch, E. (1997). Strategies, Not Seduction: Tactics for principals facing rapid technological change. (Invited) Workshop at the Saskatchewan New Principal's Short Course, Saskatoon, June.
  Education Administration: Advanced Policy Analysis and Organization Design/Theory, Distributed Leadership, Complex Adaptive Leadership; Leading Change in Organizations. Governance. Designing and Leading in the Interconnected/Networked Organization.

Education Technology: Advanced Instructional Design, Learning Sciences, Education Technology Leadership and Decision Making, Innovation and Change, Next Generation Leadership. Pre K-12, higher education and all organization contexts. Organizations that Learn.
Social/Volunteer Organizations
I serve on 11 peer reviewed publication review panels of which 8 are international publications. I also serve on 5 major university research grant committees reviewing undergraduate, graduate and faculty research grant proposals. These various programs award over seven million $CAD in research funds per year. I also serve eLearning Europa on its networking initiatives, and advise the Canadian Petroleum Producers and Canadian Petroleum Services Industry on learning, technology, training and policy issues by request. To date I have reviewed over 314 peer reviewed conference proposals for the largest conferences in American and Canadian research (AERA, CSSE, AECT) as well as others in Europe (Elearning Europa) and Australia.
More Information
See my professional background at LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/eugene-g-kowch-ph-d/0/407/668

See some of my academic presentations at: Academeia.edu: https://ucalgary.academia.edu/EugeneKowch

Here is a link to my personal website, with my research and network information: http://www.ucalgary.ca/~ekowch

Here is a link to my university faculty profile page, with more publication and CV information on my research interests, teaching and University of Calgary work: http://werklund.ucalgary.ca/profiles/eugene-g-kowch


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