Dennis York is a Distance Learning Specialist at the University of Guelph and a Postdoctoral Research Associate at York University. He holds an MSc and PhD in Education, specializing in e-learning and educational technologies, from the University of West Alabama and York University respectively. He is a past recipient of an Edmund S. Muskie fellowship. He’s currently working on the development and evaluation of online and blended learning programs. His research interests include multimedia instructional design, online student engagement strategies, and the role of social media in facilitating teaching and learning in postsecondary education.