Dr. Susan Bainbridge holds a doctorate in Distance Education from Athabasca University where she is delving into the development of pedagogical models for open universities in developing countries. Over the past 30 years, Susan has lived in Canada’s Arctic, Japan, South Korea, and the United Arab Emirates. She now travels the world to understand and study other cultures. She has met the challenge of change in her own culture and in different cultures in which she has lived and worked.
Her preferred methodology is Grounded Theory. It is the obvious approach when conducting research within different cultures and attempting to understand new technologies and cultural paradigms.
She firmly believes that educational technology holds the potential of becoming the ‘great equalizer’; helping to transform our worldview of knowledge and our global access to knowledge.
3-Minute Thesis Competition Winner
Developing a Pedagogical Model for an Open University in Nepal
Second Language Acquisition and Current Trends in Japan: The Cultural Risks
Ally, M & Khan B. H.(Eds.). International Handbook of E-Learning, V.2. (2015). Routledge. Ch. 16 (Bainbridge &Ally)