Sr. Educational Developer, Teaching Inquiry & Communications

Mark Morton​Email:
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 47765
Office: EC3 2023C
Pronouns: he/him/his

As Senior Educational Developer, Inquiry & Communications, Dr. Mark Morton supports instructors in finding and using new learning technologies in pedagogically effective ways. He also provides oversight for CTE's external communications. 

Mark is the author of four award-winning books and has written more than 50 articles for Gastronomica: A Journal of Food and Culture (University of California Press), He has broadcast scores of columns pertaining to language for CBC radio. Mark received his PhD in sixteenth-century non-dramatic English literature from the University of Toronto in 1992. Prior to joining the Centre for Teaching Excellence in 2005, Mark taught for more than a decade at the University of Winnipeg.


  • "Open Education in Canada." Presented at the 2019 ELI Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California. 
  • "Leveraging Virtual Assistants in the Classroom." Presented at the 2018 ELI Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. 
  • "The Instructional Skills Workshop: 38 Years of Faculty Development." Presented at the 2017 ELI Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas. 
  • "Adobe Voice: A Free-and-Easy Tool for Creating Screencasts that Sustain Student Attention." Presented at the 2016 ELI Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. 
  • "Smart(phone) Pedagogy." A presentation delivered at the 2014 conference of the Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association, in Anchorage, Alaska.
  • "Blended Learning" and "ePortfolios." Two presentations delivered at the 2013 Internation Conference on Medical Education, in Balaclava, Mauritius. 
  • "Resolving Instructional Challenges in Blended Courses." A presentation delivered at the 2013 conference of the Educause Learning Initiative, in Denver, Colorado. 
  • Educational Technology Workshops. I delivered various workshops on educational technologies at the 2014 Teaching and Learning Conference, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 
  • "NETsavvy: Best Practices in New Educational Technologies." A poster presented at the 2009 Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) in Orlando, Florida.
  • "Even Your Pillow Will Need a Pillow: The Extent to which Student Comments from RateMyProfessors.Com Map Against the Best Practices Proposed by Experts in Higher Education.” Presented at the 2006 McGraw-Hill Ryerson Conference in Ottawa. For an article version of the presentation please visit the RateMyHeuristic.Com section of the Educause page.
  • "Using Technology in the Classroom to increase student engagement." Presented at Huron College, University of Western Ontario, May 21, 2008.
  • "Learning Technologies for Educators." Keynote presentation at the 2007 Canadian Art Gallery Educators Conference in Hamilton.
  • "The T5 Learning Model." A day-long workshop presented to Centre for Professional Development at the University of California at Long Beach.
  • "Students and Their Technologies: Assumptions, Attitudes, and Applications." Presented with Koorus Bookan at the 2008 Ontario Universities Computing Conference (OUCC).
  • International Students in the University of Waterloo's Co-op Program: Their Unique Challenges and Opportunities." November 17, 2009. University of Waterloo.

Grants and awards

  • Recipient, with Svitlana Taraban-Gordon, of a WatCACE Grant for a research project pertaining to the unique challenges facing international students in Waterloo's Co-op Program. ($13,000)
  • Recipient of the 2005 Alexander Isbister Award for Nonfiction. ($3000)
  • Manitoba Arts Council, Writers Grant C, 1995 ($2000)
  • Manitoba Arts Council, Writers Grant B, 2005 ($5000)
  • Nominated for the 2005 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour
  • Nominated for the 1996 Julia Child Award for Best Food Reference book.

Book publications


  • Language columns written for, and broadcast on, CBC Radio's Definitely Not the Opera. 
University of Waterloo