Articles in Refereed Journals

Alonso-Yanez, G., Preciado Babb, A., Brown, B. & Friesen, S. (2021). Emergence in school systems: Lessons from complexity and pedagogical leadership.  Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy (CJEAP), 196, 65-82.

Thomas, C., & Brown, B. (2021). Formative assessment strategies for group work. Education in the North, 28(2), 134-155.

Simmons, M., McDermott, M., Eaton, S.E., Brown, B., & Jacobsen, M. (2021). Reflection as Pedagogy in Action Research. Educational Action Research, 29(2), 245-258.

Friesen, S. & Brown, B. (2020). Teacher leaders: Developing collective responsibility through design-based professional learning. Teaching Education.

Brown, B., & Thomas, C. (2020). Technology used by undergraduate students to support group work. International Journal of E-Learning and Distance Education, 35(1), 1-26.

Brown, B., Friesen, S., Beck, J., & Roberts, V. (2020). Supporting new teachers as designers of learning. Education Sciences, 10(8), 1-14. *Editor’s Selection for Issue Cover

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 Journal of Teacher Education, 9(1), 105-112. 

Articles in Professional Journals

Mosher, R., Hartwell, A., & Brown, B. (2021). 5 factors that contribute to students completing high school, The Conversation.

Brown, B., Burns, A., Kendrick, A., Kapoyannis, T., & Delanoy, N. (2020). Adapting to changing K-12 contexts during COVID-19: Teacher education perspectives. In M. K. Barbour & LaBonte, R., Stories from the field: Voices of K-12 Stakeholders during Pandemic, Canadian eLearning Network, pp. 63-68.

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

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

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

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. (2021). Educating the educators: Dr. Barbara Brown [Editorial]. The Future of Higher Education Report.

Brown, B., Jacobsen, M., Hurrell, C., & Roberts, V. (2021). Ethical technology & education: A collaborative letter with the team behind open educational resources at the Werklund School of Education [Editorial]. Teaching and Learning Online Network (TALON) Letter, Issue 22.

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

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.

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

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.

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


Brown, B., Roberts, V., Jacobsen, M., & Hurrell, C. (Eds.) (2020). Ethical use of technology in digital learning environments: Graduate student perspectives. University of Calgary [eBook]

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 (Refereed)

Jacobsen, M., Friesen, S., & Brown, B. (2020). Teachers’ Professional Learning Focused on Designs for Early Learners and Technology.  In Information Resources Management Association (Eds.) Research Anthology on Facilitating New Educational Practices Through Communities of Learning, pp. 456-477. IGI Global.  Note: IGI Global Executive Board selected chapter for Research Anthology

Beck, J., Fowler, T., & Brown, B. (2020). Asynchronous professional learning: An online conference to connect pre-service and in-service teachers to current research. In R. E., Ferding, E., Baumgartner, R. Hartshorne, R., Kaplan-Rakowski & C. Mouza (Eds.), Teaching, technology, and teacher education during the COVID-19 pandemic: Stories from the field (pp. 565-567). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

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.),  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).

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.

Selected Research Reports 

Mosher, R., Pamplin, L., Brown, B., & Delanoy, N. (2020). Leadership scholarship and certification through cognitive apprenticeship. (Poster)

McDermott, M., Brown, B., Friesen, S., Markides, J., MacDonald, J., & Holden, M. (2020). Leading for Indigenous Learning: Research Brief. (6 pages)

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

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

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

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. 

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. 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.

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

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

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.


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