Articles in Refereed Journals

Brown, B., Alonso-Yanez, G., Friesen, S., & Jacobsen, M. (2020). High school redesign: Carnegie unit as a catalyst for change. Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy (CJEAP), 193, 97-114.


Chu, M-W, Brown, B. & Friesen, S. (2020). Psychometric properties of the design-based professional learning for teachers survey. Professional development in Education.


Thomas, C. & Brown, B. (2019). Developing pre-service teachers’ leadership capacity through group work. International studies in Educational Administration, 47(2), 37-57.


Hill, J., Thomas, C., & Brown, B. (2019). Research assistant as partner: Collective leadership to facilitate co-production. International Journal for Students as Partners, 3(2), 129-138.


Brown, B., Hartwell, A., & Thomas, C. (2018). Interdisciplinary design teams of pre-service and in-service teachers: Issues with collaboration.  Canadian Journal of Action Research, 19(1), 14-32.


Jacobsen, M., McDermott, M., Brown, B., Eaton, S. E., & Simmons, M. (2018). Graduate students’ research-based learning experiences in an online Master of Education program. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 15(4), 1-18.


Jacobsen, M., Eaton, S., Brown, B., Simmons, M., and McDermott, M. (2018). Action research for graduate program improvements: A response to curriculum mapping and review. Canadian Journal of Higher Education. 48(1), 82-98. Online:


Sengupta, P., Brown, B., Rushton, K., & Shanahan, M. C. (2018). Reframing coding as “Mathematization” in the K12 classroom: Views from teacher professional learning. Alberta Science Educational Journal, 45(2), 28-36. 


Burns, A., Brown, B., Eaton, S. E., & Mueller, K. (2017). A day in the life: An examination of women’s choices in the academy. Journal of Educational Thought (JET), 50(2&3), 118-137.


Brown, B., & Jacobsen, M. (2016). Principals’ technology leadership: How a conceptual framework shaped a mixed methods study. Journal of School Leadership, 26(5), 811-836.


Brown, B., Dressler, R., Eaton, S., E., & Jacobsen, M. (2015). Practicing what we teach: Using action research to learn about teaching action research. Canadian Journal of Action Research, 16(3), 61-78.


Mazur, A., Brown, B., & Jacobsen, M. (2015). Learning designs using flipped classroom instruction. Canadian Journal of Learning Technology, 41(2), 1-26. *Award Winning


Brown, B., Eaton, S. E., Jacobsen, M., & Roy, S. (2013). Instructional design collaboration: A professional learning and growth experience. MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 9(3).


McCaffrey, J., Crichton, S., & Brown, B. (2011). Using a SMARTBoard smartly: Considering digital tools for interaction, collaboration, and storytelling. Northwest Passage: Journal of Educational Practices, 9(1), 105-112.


Articles in Professional Journals

Brown, B. (2019). One-take productions for student feedback. Education Canada, 59(2), p. 10. Retrieved from


Brown, B. (2018). Designing technology-enhanced learning. Education Canada. Retrieved from


Brown, B. (2017). Stop asking them to turn off their devices! Education Canada, 57(1), p. 43. Retrieved from


Brown, B. & Leslie, L. (2011, Spring). 21st century learning in elementary classrooms. College of Alberta School Superintendents (CASS) Connection Magazine, 19.


Brown, B. & Kosloski E. (2010). Blended Learning in High School. iNACOL Canada Report: Brief Issues.


Fijal, G. and Brown, B. (2006, Spring). A web-based environment to engage high school students. College of Alberta School Superintendents (CASS) Connection Magazine, 32-35.


Brown, B. (1998). Internet Curricular Research. Teacher-Librarian Today, 4(1), 21-24.

Non-Refereed Professional Publications

Brown, B., Thomas, C., & Roy, S. (2019). Partner Research Schools: Conversations about research partnerships. Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. (8 pages).

Barrette-Ng, N., Nowell, L., Anderson, S.J., Arcellana-Panlilio, M., Brown, B., Chalhoub, S., Clancy, T.L., Desjardine, P., Dorland, A.M., Dyjur, P., Mueller, K., Reid, L., Squance, R., Towers, J., & Wilcox, G. (2019). The Mentorship Guide for Teaching and Learning. Calgary, AB: Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning Guide Series.

Brown, B., Ellard, J., Faught, E., & Mosher, R. (2017). Partner research schools: Conversations about research ethics. Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. Retrieved from

Eaton, S. E., & Brown, B. (2017). Graduate student research manual: Focus groups and interviews. Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. (26 pages)  Retrieved from

Doctoral Dissertation & Masters Thesis

Brown, B. (2013). How principals cultivate technology integration and use professional learning networks. Doctoral Dissertation, Graduate Programs in Education, University of Calgary. [On-line]. Available:


Brown, B. (2000). Technology Mentorship: A staff development opportunity. Masters Thesis, Secondary Education, University of Alberta.



Brown, B., Eaton, S.E., Schroeder, M., & MacDonald, J. (2017). Layering the community of inquiry framework with signature pedagogies. The Community of Inquiry Research Community [Blog].  Retrieved from



Friesen, S., Saar, C., Park, A., Marcotte, C., Hampshire, T., Martin, B., Brown, B., & Martin, J. (2015). Focus on Inquiry. [eBook] Retrieved from


Book Chapters

Brown, B. & Eaton, S. E. (2020). Using a community of inquiry lens to examine synchronous online discussions in graduate courses (Chapter 10). In L. Wilton, & Brett C. (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Online Discussion-Based Teaching Methods, IGI Global.

Brown, B. & Vaughan, N. (2018). Designing group work in blended learning environments. In R. J. Harnish, K. R. Bridges, D. N. Sattler, M. L. Signorella, & M. Munson (Eds.). The Use of Technology in Teaching and Learning, pp. 82-97. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site:

Jacobsen, M., Friesen, S., & Brown, B. (2017). Teachers’ professional learning focused on designs for early learners and technology. In D. Polly, T. Petty & A. Good (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Innovative Practices in Teacher Preparation and Graduate-Level Teacher Education Programs. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Brown, B. (2013). Technology-enhanced learning environment. In R. C. Richey (Ed), Encyclopedia of terminology for educational communications and technology (pp. 304-305), New York, NY: Springer.


Book Reviews

Brown, B. (2019). Book Review. [Review of the book Grading for equity: What it is, why it matters, and how it can transform schools and classrooms, by J. Feldman]. Education Canada, 59(1). Retrieved from


Brown, B. (2015). Book Review. [Review of the book The inclusion toolbox: Strategies and techniques for all teachers, by J. Kurth & M. Gross]. Education Canada, 55(2).


Brown, B. (2013).  Book review. [Review of the book Never underestimate your teachers: Instructional leadership for excellence in every classroom, by R. R. Jackson]. Education Canada.


Brown, B. (2013). Book review. [Review of the book Culture re-boot: Reinvigorating school culture to improve student outcomes, by L. Kaplan & W. Owings]. Education Canada.

Research Reports & Academic Publications


Brown, B., Roberts, V., & Beck, J. (2019). New teachers implementing professional practice standards: Research brief. (6 pages).


Brown, B. & Egizii, R. (2019, August). Research-Practice Partnerships in Alberta: Research Brief. Report prepared for Alberta Education. (6 pages)


Van Rosendaal, A. & Brown, B. (2019, August). Quality leadership: A literature review for Northern Gateway Public Schools. Report prepared for Northern Gateway Public Schools. (33 pages)


Brown, B., Thomas, C., Delanoy, N. & Brandon, J. (2018). Quality Teaching: A Literature Review for Northern Gateway Public Schools. Report prepared for Northern Gateway Public Schools. Retrieved from


Brown, B., Schroeder, M., & Eaton, S. (2018). Student learning in synchronous online classes. Poster prepared for Werklund School of Education Office of Teaching & Learning, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant Final Report, Calgary, AB.


Brown, B., Friesen, S., & Chu, M-W. (2017). CBE K-9 Learning leader professional learning research summary. Report prepared for Calgary Board of Education, Calgary, AB.


Eaton, S. E., Brown, B., Schroeder, M., Lock, J., & Jacobsen, M. (2017). Signature pedagogies for e-learning in higher education and beyond. Calgary: University of Calgary. [refereed, 24 pages] An Open Educational Resource (OER) developed as a contribution to the “English in Technology” event sponsored by The White House Office of Global Engagement and the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs. URL:


Eaton, S. E., Brown, B., & Schroeder, M. (2017). Student learning in synchronous online classes: Research project brief. Calgary, AB: University of Calgary. Retrieved from


Friesen, S., Jacobsen, M., Brown, B., & Alonso Yanez, G. (2016). Highly adaptive learning systems: Research in seven redesigned high schools in Alberta. Alberta Education. Retrieved from


Friesen, S., Jacobsen, M., Brown, B., Saar, C., & Hampshire, A. (2015). Focus on inquiry. Alberta Education.


Friesen, S., Jacobsen, M., & Brown, B. (2014). Early learning and technology research: using technology to support kindergarten through grade four learners. Alberta Education, Dec 2014, 97 pages.


Jacobsen, M., Brown, B., & Lambert, D. (2013). Technology-enhanced learning environments in higher education: A review of the literature. Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, 80 pages. Retrieved from


Invited Curriculum Writing


Mathematics Indicators: Grades 7-8-9 (August 2004) – Alberta Education: Learning and Teaching Resources Branch.


Information & Communication Technology Curriculum: Illustrative Examples & Assessment Tasks (1998). Alberta Education: Curriculum Standards Branch.

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