John Willinsky

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John Willinsky
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John Willinsky
Born Canada Toronto, Ontario
Nationality Canada Canadian
Fields Education
Institutions Stanford University, Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia
Known for Education technology, Open Access, academic scholarship

John Willinsky (born 1950) is a Canadian educator, activist, and author. Willinsky is currently on the faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Education where he is the Khosla Family Professor. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He retains a partial appointment at SFU where he directs the Public Knowledge Project.

Biography[edit]

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Willinsky taught school in Ontario for 10 years and, with Vivian Forssman, developed the Information Technology Management program for high schools in British Columbia and Ontario. He is the author of Empire of Words: The Reign of the OED, Learning to Divide the World: Education at Empire's End, which won Outstanding Book Awards from the American Educational Research Association and History of Education Society, as well as the more recent titles, Technologies of Knowing, If Only We Knew: Increasing the Public Value of Social Science Research and The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship -- the latter of which has won the 2006 Blackwell's Scholarship Award and the Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award.

Until 2007 he was the Pacific Press Professor of Literacy and Technology and Distinguished University Scholar in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

He retains a partial appointment at Simon Fraser University[1] where he directs the Public Knowledge Project, which is researching systems that hold promise for improving the scholarly and public quality of academic research. In October 2009 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from SFU for his contribution to scholarly communication.[2]

Publishing history[edit]

  • Empire of Words: The Reign of the OED
  • Learning to Divide the World: Education at Empire's End -won Outstanding Book Awards from the American Educational Research Association and History of Education Society
  • Technologies of Knowing
  • If Only We Knew: Increasing the Public Value of Social Science Research
  • The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship -won the 2006 Blackwell's Scholarship Award[3] and the Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Faculty Listing at SFU Publishing
  2. ^ Simon Fraser University Library, article from Simon Fraser University on the awarding of an honorary doctorate.
  3. ^ http://www.lita.org/ala/alcts/awards/blackwells/blackwellsscholarship.cfm
  4. ^ http://computersandcomposition.osu.edu/awards/distinguishedbook.htm

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