Bio (Robert Aucoin)
Robert Aucoin’s work explores two related areas: The use of online learning in developing nations; especially in Africa and Latin America and inter-cultural communications in international contexts. Aucoin has been an educational consultant since 2003 working with clients as diverse as the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, the Commonwealth of Learning, the Government of Canada and the Zambia College of Open Learning. Aucoin has been teaching at Royal Roads since 2007 and has also served as the IT project manager in charge of Moodle development. Since then, he has taught courses on international development, teaching and learning, history, philosophy, technology and information literacy.
Aucoin has worked in all regions of Canada as well as in Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Bosnia and Jordan. Most of his work revolves around creating innovative solutions to educational challenges for both learners and faculty. To facilitate this work, Aucoin created his own consultancy, Avant Learning, which has allowed him to work for clients as varied as the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, the Commonwealth of Learning, Industry Canada and the Province of British Columbia.
Aucoin completed his EdD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at UBC in 2013. His research has earned him the AMTEC graduate student stipend and the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education graduate scholarship. Previously, he won the AVENTIS Award for innovation in educational technology and health research. Aucoin also holds a Master of Arts in Educational Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Math.