Congratulations to three Concordians who recently won the top education technology awards given in Quebec.
At the banquet of the 12th Colloque du Conseil Inter- institutionelle pour le progrès de la technologie educative (CIPTE), held at TŽlŽUniversité on October 29, the award for the best MA thesis in educational technology went to Julie Daignault, supervised by Dennis Dicks. It was called "The Design, Development and Evaluation of a Multimedia-based Pediatric Patient Education Package -- The BMT Voyage: All You Need To Know About Bone Marrow Transplant." Daignault is now working at Air Canada.
The award for the best educational technology doctoral dissertation went to Daniela Giordana, supervised by Stephen Shaw. It was called "Contributing to and Using a Shared Design Memory: Effects on Learning Analysis and Design Skills." Dr. Giordano is now a professor at the University of Catania, Sicily.
Finally, retired Professor P. David Mitchell was given the Prix Phillippe-Marton for contributions to the advancement of educational technology in Quebec and the rest of Canada. His contributions include fundamental publications contrib- uting to definition of the field, and he was the principal architect of both the Sir George Williams MA (1969) and the Concordia doctoral program in the subject.
- Thanks to Professor Gary Boyd