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Personal profile: Irwin DeVries

Portrait photo Irwin DeVries


I'm Director of Curriculum Development at Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning Division in Kamloops, Canada. We are a founding anchor partner of the OERu. In the past I've called myself an instructional designer, educational technologist, program developer and administrator in open and distance learning, variously in career, professional and academic programs. I now lean toward the term "open educator" but that's a big concept and I don't nearly live up to its full meaning or potential. But I keep trying...and learning...

I'm currently convening the Partner Manual group for the OERu. My earlier projects in WikiEducator have included collaborating on the redesign of the Art Appreciation and Techniques #OERuART100 course, and participating in the planning and hosting of the OERu 2013 meeting at Thompson Rivers University.


PhD Curriculum Theory and Implementation (SFU) Presentation
MA Education (UBC)
BA English (SFU)

Recent research and presentations

Professional roles

My interests

Guitar is definitely up there - I've played in bands and have a number of guitars that are like extra limbs to me! Cooking is definitely fun, especially with a glass of wine close by and good music on the stereo.

Social media

Blog Open and Distance Learning
Twitter @IrwinDev
Skype irwin.devries
LinkedIn profile