Christine Bédard retired after 20 years in the education system in suburban Montréal, Québec, Canada. Christine was a teacher, vice-principal of a high school, and guidance counsellor. Her teaching years were devoted to junior high school special education students with behavioural problems, where she prioritized an approach in education centered on the learner. She is an expert in the development of on-line and distance education programs.
Christine moved to Ottawa, Ontario in 2008 where she began post-graduate studies in Distance Education at Université du Québec à Montréal. She is completing a Master’s Degree which has offered her a variety of opportunities to research and work in the Distance Education field; including constructing on-line courses with and without in-class components. Her interests lie with constructivism learning theory. Her thesis will be focusing on “Constructivism and Collaboration in a Community of Practice”.
Christine lives on a small hobby farm with her spouse south of Ottawa where they raise horses and enjoy country living.