Dinesh Ramoo is a lecturer at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, Canada. After receiving his PhD in Psychology from the University of Birmingham in 2014, he has worked in the United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, and Turkey before moving to Canada in 2019. He has also served as a consultant linguist for Google Inc. and Oxford University Press. His research interests include word-form encoding in English as well as Indian languages such as Hindi and Tamil. He employs experimental data from neurological patients with acquired language disorders as well as computational models to study language production.
Marie Bartlett is an Instructional Designer at Thompson Rivers University—Open Learning. Marie is dedicated to creating educational experiences that inspire and engage learners. She looks for opportunities to highlight active learning and creativity in her course design, and uses innovative pedagogical approaches to best utilize online environments for learning and teaching.
Marie grew up in the Czech Republic, where she started teaching high school level English as a Second Language, Studio Drawing, and History of Architecture. Her curiosity and sense of adventure took her to study and work in the United States and Canada. In 2006, Marie moved from face-to-face educational settings to work in distance education, which has been her passion ever since.
Marie’s educational background is in Learning and Technology (MA, Royal Roads University), and Art History and English Literature (BA honors, University of Victoria).
Nicole Singular is a Graphic Designer for Thompson Rivers University Open Learning. Nicole specializes in the intersection between educational technology and illustration with a focus on applying visual design within an online pedagogical context.
Eric Franks is student at Thompson Rivers University. He is a Supplemental Learning Leader at TRU and a Youth Support Worker for Insight Support Services. He is fluent in English and Spanish.