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Jo Axe is a professor and the founding director of the School of Education and Technology at Royal Roads University, Canada. Jo has taught in on-campus, online, and blended programs, facilitating courses for both undergraduate and graduate domestic and international learners in the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences, as well as in the Faculty of Business.

Research Interests: Open educational practice, learning community development, transitional housing and supportive employment education programs for vulnerable youth, and challenge-based undergraduate learning environments.

Selected Publications:

Childs, E., Axe. J., Veletsianos, G., & Webster, K. (2020) 'Fostering Openness Within a higher education institution: tensions, opportunities, and a work in progress', in Prinsloo, P. & Conrad D. (eds.) Open(ing) Education. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill | Sense Publishers, pp.345-363. DOI:
Childs, E. & Axe, J. (2019) 'Designing for open educational environments: Balancing access, equity and engagement', in Gronseth, S. L. & Dalton, E. M. (eds.) Universal Access Through Inclusive Instructional Design: International perspectives on UDL. New York: Routledge. DOI:
Axe, J., Childs, E. & Palahicky, S. (2018) 'Learning outcomes and program mapping: Tools for transparent assessment', in Bastiaens, T., Van Braak, J., Brown, M., Cantoni, L., Castro, M., Christensen, R. & Zawacki-Richter, O. (eds.) Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), pp.365-369.
Hartney, E., Borkowsky, K., Axe, J. & Hamilton, D. (2018) Educational leadership development in the Greater Victoria School District using generative dialogue: Report on Wave 1. Victoria, Canada: Royal Roads University. DOI:
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