name stamp Ining Tracy Chao, M.A.
Instructional Designer




My stage



We all live every day in virtual environments, defined by our ideas. - Michael Crichton.

I am an instructional designer in E-Learning Management, Royal Roads University. I collaborate with subject matter experts, media designers and IT specialists to develop and deliver online courses. I also conduct action research to advance the practice of e-learning. My interests include discipline-specific solutions, computer-mediated communication and distributed collaboration.

In 2001, I established a consulting company -Avant Learning- to provide services in needs assessment, instructional design and education evaluation.

Recent Publications

Ining Chao, Doug Hamilton and Tami Saj. Using Collaborative Course Development to Achieve Online Course Quality Standards, International Review of Research  in Open and Distance Learning, Vol 11 Number 3. http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/912

Ining Chao. Moving to Moodle: Reflections Two Years After. Educause Quarterly, Volume 31, Number 3. (2008) http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/EQM0837.pdf Recommended resources for the top ten IT issues, see http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ERM0967.pdf

(Ining) Tracy Chao, Tami Saj and Felicity Tessier. Establishing a Quality Review for Online Courses. Educause Quarterly, Volume 29, Number 3, p. 32-39 (2006) Online access: http://www.educause.edu/apps/eq/eqm06/eqm0635.asp

Terry Butler, Peter Ryan and (Ining) Tracy Chao. Gender and Technology in the Liberal Arts: Aptitudes, Attitudes, and Skills Acquisition. Journal of Information Technology Education, volume 4, p. 347-362 (2005)

Kaori Kabata, Grace Wiebe and (Ining) Tracy Chao. Challenge of developing and implementing multimedia courseware for a Japanese language program. CALICO Journal, Volume 22, Issue 2 (Dec 2004-Jan 2005).

(Ining) Tracy Chao, Terry Butler and Peter Ryan. Providing Technology Edge for Liberal Arts Students. Journal of Information Technology Education, Volume 2, 2003.

Sandy McIntosh, Bryan Braul & (Ining) Tracy Chao. A Case Study in Asynchronous Voice Conferencing for Language Instruction. Educational Media International, Volume 40 Number 1-2, 2003.

(Ining) Tracy Chao. Hear Your Students' Voice Online. CNS newsletter Dispatch, v14 n5, May/June 2002.

(Ining) Tracy Chao and Bruce Stovel. Nothing But the Blues: A Case Studies on the Use of Technology in a University Course. In P. Rogers (Ed.), Designing for Technology-Enhanced Instruction. Hershey P.A.: Idea Group Publishing. (2002)

Terry Butler and (Ining) Tracy Chao. (2001) Partners for change: Students as effective technology mentors. Active Learning in Higher Education, Volume 2 Number 2, p.101-113. (Abstract)