become familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of available software;
Clayton R. Wright, PhD has been actively involved with a number of international collaborative efforts aimed at advancing educational systems through the use of learning technologies and gained international experience with the Association of Canadian Community Colleges, the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the Commonwealth of Learning, the Commonwealth Secretariat, Southern African Development Community (SADC), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). He has secondary and post-secondary teaching and administrative experience in Quebec, Ontario, and Alberta, Canada. For 21-years, he led an award-winning college team that supported the planning, development, and implementation of educational technology. He has been one of several distance education assessors approved by the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (previously the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities) to determine the readiness of private career colleges to deliver programs via distance education. Dr. Wright is committed to the improvement of social and economic conditions through education as he passionately believes that education opens doors and changes lives. Therefore, he lectures, leads workshops, and conducts educational evaluations in many countries, including Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, The Gambia, Hungary, India, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Nigeria, Russia, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, Switzerland, Tanzania, and Thailand. He primarily focuses on curriculum development, instructional design, professional development, educational technology, quality assurance, and open and distance learning in Canadian and international settings. His publications and co-authored articles include: Selecting an LMS - Advice from an Academic Perspective, Developing and Reviewing Online Courses, Establishing Learning Centres Anywhere - Keys to Success, Developing and Deploying Open Educational Resources (OERs) in sub-Saharan Africa, Evaluating Distance Education or ICT Programs, Recurring Issues Encountered by Distance Educators in Developing and Emerging Nations, Adapting Learning Materials for Distance Learning, Implementing Open and Distance Learning in Developing Countries, Selecting an Open-Source Online Course Development and Delivery Platform, Instructing in an International Setting, Dealing with Challenging Instructional Situations, Course Developer's Manual, and Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences. He is also a reviewer for journals such as the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning and the International Journal of Education and Development Using ICT.