Dr. Jason Brent Ellis
Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Dr. Jason Brent Ellis, Associate Professor of Educational Technology, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2007. His research focuses on technology use by students with disabilities in K-16 education, ways of leveling the digital divide through policy and pedagogical interventions, ways of providing access to under-represented and non-traditional students, instructional design in teletandem models of language acquisition, and scaffolding in online delivery models. He is also highly interested in the curriculum and instructional methods of 19th century one-room and country schoolhouses in North America, as he is co-owner of the Anderson Schoolhouse, a one-room schoolhouse that offers immersive living history experiences for elementary grade students, in Ashland, Ohio. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Education from the University of Windsor, his Master of Education in guidance and counseling from Bowling Green State University, his Specialist degree in education and human growth and development from Universidade Estácio de Sá in Rio de Janeiro, and his Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Toronto. He has been licensed to practice mental health counseling nationally in Canada and as a Registered Clinical Counselor in the province of British Columbia. He has had the privilege of working in the field of education, studying and living in Canada, Brazil and the United States of America.
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