Bio (Carrie Spencer)
Education and Technology
Carrie Spencer is a consultant specializing in helping organizations adopt new learning technologies. Her work encompasses the full range of organizational change required to move companies forward into a knowledge economy. Her clients include private and public organizations. Spencer is a passionate supporter of open access, civil liberties and the pristine B.C. environment.
Carrie was the regional manager of the Learning Technology department at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) for six years. She is a past co-chair of the Provincial Healthcare E-learning Collaborative. Before joining VCH in 2007, Spencer spent seven years at Royal Roads University, most recently as director of the Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies (CTET) and acting chief information officer for the university. She has been involved in distance education since she joined RRU in 2000. Before that, she worked as a bookstore manager, freelance journalist and radio news reporter.
Spencer holds a Master of Arts in Distributed Learning (2004) from Royal Roads University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Technology-Based Distributed Learning (2001) from the University of British Columbia. In 2007, she received the Journal of Distance Education Award of Excellence for her article on learners’ preferences for reading from a printed text or from a computer screen. She also has several healthcare-related awards for best practices in program design.