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The Authors

Communication in History was written by Dr. Evelyn Ellerman and James Mackintosh.

James writes,

I live in Vancouver, a block from Lost Lagoon and Stanley Park. My passions include movies, bicycles, and bagpipes.

I have an honours BA and MA in Communication from Simon Fraser University with a background in communication theory and popular culture. I also have an MDE degree from Athabasca University’s Master of Distance Education program, where I studied the clash and/or collusion of learning theory and new technologies.

The bicycle is a distance educational technology. My journeys by bike have included traveling down the West Coast from Vancouver to San Francisco; from London, England, to the Orkney Islands in the north of Scotland and on to the Outer Hebrides; and four months of adventure in The People’s Republic of China. The bicycle is a more perfect technology than the computer!

Evelyn writes,

I coordinate the Communication Studies program for Athabasca University. I have taught in colleges and universities for over thirty years. Before that, I owned and operated a general store for nine years. (Yes, you are reading “aging hippy” here.) I have degrees with concentrations in linguistics, psychology, French language and literature, and comparative literature. For the last twenty years I have concentrated my research on cultural decolonization in Canada, Africa, and the islands of the South Pacific. More recently, I have been involved in establishing a virtual media lab for the University. When I am not hard at work for the University, you will find me building, fixing, or growing something—the world is full of possibilities.

Updated February 25 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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