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Dr. Evelyn Ellerman is an Associate Professor and lecturer of Communication Studies at the Athabasca University, Canada. Ellerman has been a lecturer at the university for most of her working life.

Dr. Evelyn Ellerman
EducationB.A. (Hons) (1970) - University of Calgary

M.A. (1986) - University of Alberta

Ph.D. (1994) - University of Alberta
OccupationLecturer of Communication Studies
EmployerAthabasca University


Dr. Evelyn Ellerman, associate professor and originated the shared Communications Study Program at Athabasca University, Canada.[1] since 1998 to the present day. On the Athabasca University website, five of her publications can be found. She is interested in the effects of technological innovation on narrative and in the development of book culture in island nations of the South Pacific during decolonization.

Ellerman also found a new area of interest in the WI, Women's Institutes, and the role that they played in the development of literature in 'newly independent nation's'[2]. In 2008, Ellerman participated in a collaborative project that attempted to document and log the achievements of the Alberta Women’s Institute (AWI) since 1909. A $50,000 grant was given to this project by the Alberta Community Initiatives fund.[3]

It is teaching that provides Ellerman with moments of inspiration. The book, Using Learning Technologies: International Perspectives On Practice,[4] gives an example of how Ellerman, along with colleagues Catherine Cavanaugh, Lori Oddson and Arlene Young, use their experiences as teachers to show their contradictory and conflicting attitude towards electronic communications technologies. In an interview with Patrick Mears, Ellerman states that ‘often when I look at the accomplishments of our students despite all sorts of impediments, I marvel at human spirit.’[5] The e lab is an example of where Ellerman uses her teaching experiences. This is a project that she has directed, which enables the staff and students to access multiple resources and experiences in one place.


  • B.A. (Hons) (1970) - University of Calgary (Linguistics and French Literature)
  • M.A. (1986) - University of Alberta (Comparative Literature)
  • Ph.D. (1994) - University of Alberta (Comparative Literature)

Employment history[edit]

  • Associate Professor, Communication Studies, CMNS Program Coordinator - Athabasca University
  • Project Manager, Associate Professor, Communication Studies - Athabasca University
  • Co-Chair - Centre for State and Legal Studies
  • Associate Professor of Communication Studies - Centre for State and Legal Studies[6]

Published work[edit]

  • Video Game Play as Nightmare Protection: A Preliminary Inquiry in Military Gamers. This publication was joint research along side Jayne Gackenbach and Christie Hall and was looking at the beneficial effects that shooter video games have on soldiers who play them regularly.
  • Who are You Now? Cultural Re-inscription in Indigenous Captivity Narratives. This publication looks at how captivity narratives from the American west set a generic pattern that was used in Australia and Canada.
  • Forget Beowulf to Virginia Woolf: Learning to Be a Writer in Papua New Guinea.
  • The Literature Bureau: African Influence in Papua New Guinea. This looks at how Literatue Bureau spread from Africa to the South Pacific.
  • The Internet in Context is a chapter that Ellerman wrote as part of the second edition of Psychology and the Internet.[1]

Contributions to publications[edit]

  • Using Learning Technologies: International Perspectives on Practice - Part 3, from page 59 onwards. Ellerman contributed to this part by using her experiences as a teacher, along with Catherine Cavanaugh, Lori Oddson and Arlene Young. They were asked to focus on technology and the concerns of the learners, which usually refers to computer-based teaching and digital communications.[4]

E lab[edit]

The E Lab was originally intended solely for the communications studies program, however, has now been extended on a larger scale, for the whole university. There are various different sections that make up the e lab, to enable the students to learn, create, connect, share and research all in one place. The tool cupboard contains online resources, tutorials and tools, which is always accessible for the staff and students. Workshops are for users to become familiar with online technologies to facilitate easy guidance through self-directed study and improve or develop existing skills. E lab's online resources section offers some existing projects enabling the students to develop upon their education during University courses. The e lab's e-portfolio enables anyone associated with the university, whether students or staff, to keep a record of achievements and ideas etc. A further branch to the e lab, is the Visualization & Data Analysis. This allows students to create data visualizations. The Connect part of the e lab, allows users the ability to connect to other students using social media and share work with other people. The landing is the users own space where they can communicate with other people, share files or discuss topics with other people. The showcase and the e-portfolio are ways that the users can share their work and projects. The e lab also gives the students the opportunity to partake in a research project to support what they learn at University, developing the overall experience.[7]

Canadian Film Online Project[edit]

The Canadian Film Online Project is led by Ellerman. It allows students from all over Canada to learn about Canadian filmmaking through a range of online resources and films. It will not only be available to students at the Athabasca University, but also film students from all over Canada.[8]


2012–2013 President's Award for Research and Scholarly Excellence (PARSE) This award was received along side Dr. Lynda Ross and is given to a member of AU faculty or staff in recognition of a research scholarship, where a major project is carried out and will be publishable.[9]


  1. ^ a b Athabasca University, 2012. Dr Evelyn Ellerman [Online] Available at: http://cmns.athabascau.ca/faculty/eellerman/ [Accessed 26 February 2013]
  2. ^ Athabasca University, 2008. Dr Evelyn Ellerman [Online] Available at: http://sitetest.athabascau.ca/sas/salsa/cmns/ellerman.php [Accessed 09 March 2013]
  3. ^ Athabasca University, 2013. "Faculty Research" [Online] Available at: http://cmns.athabascau.ca/research/ [Accessed 09 March 2013]
  4. ^ a b Burge, E. J, and Haughey, M., 2001. Using Learning Technologies: International Perspectives on Practice. London:RoutledgeFalmer.
  5. ^ Mears, P., 2010. Evelyn Ellerman [Online] Available at: http://www.open-au.com/inside.php?attr=97&type=news [Accessed 26 February 2013]
  6. ^ zoominfo., 2012. Dr. Evelyn Ellerman. [Online] Available at: http://www.zoominfo.com/#!search/profile/person?personId=202478475&targetid=profile [Accessed 8 March 2013]
  7. ^ staticred, 2012. Athabasca University e-Lab Launch November 2, 2012. [Online] Available at: http://www.slideshare.net/staticred/athabasca-university-elab-launch-november-2-2012-14968630 [Accessed 26 March 2013]
  8. ^ "Canadian Film Online: Casting the spotlight on Canadian film" (PDF). Open. No. Fall/Winter (No. 4). 2011. p. 15. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  9. ^ Athabasca University., 2013. Drs. Lynda Ross and Evelyn Ellerman receive 2012-13 PARSE Awards. [Online] Available at: http://fhss.athabascau.ca/news/#2 [Accessed 7 March 2013]

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