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Solvig Norman

Solvig Norman


Associate Faculty


Education and Technology


Solvig Norman has more than 20 years’ experience as an instructional designer, project manager and international consultant on open learning based projects ranging from elementary to high school, adult basic education, workplace training and post-secondary. She has been an associate faculty member at Royal Roads since 2001. Since 2003, she has been working at Open School BC, part of the British Columbia government, overseeing content development for K-12 projects and public sector based projects. Norman’s work has also taken her to China, Mexico, Zimbabwe, the Caribbean and South East Asia, where she has worked with instructors, writers and media specialists providing training in the area of instructional design and media development.


Norman worked at the Open Learning Agency in B.C. from 1990 to 2003 as an instructional designer and project manager. From 2002 to 2004, she represented Canada on an international consortium dealing with technical e-learning standards (IMS Global Learning Consortium). Norman has been presenting papers since 1992 on the use of technology at various educational conferences in Canada and internationally. She was a board member of the Canadian Association for Distance Education from 2004 to 2007 (now the Canadian Network of Innovation in Education). She was a founding member of Instructional Design Network, a networking blog for instructional designers.


Norman holds a Master of Educational Technology from Concordia University (1991). She also has an undergraduate degree in communications from Simon Fraser University (1984).