Scholarship

Symmons, J. (Current). A Phenomenological Study of the Lived Experiences of University Educators as they use Open Educational Resources. University Victoria.

Symmons, J. (2013). Twitter in Higher Education: Exploring how University Professors use Twitter as a Teaching Tool and for Praxis. (Masters thesis).  Brock University, St. Catharines. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.23446.60489 Abstract.

Funded Research

Symmons, J., Santaw, C., Zaarur, S., Batstone, T., Yuzhak, I. (2009). Project daredevil: A review of selected world literature used to re-brand Toronto’s Pedestrian Safety. Seneca College. Sponsored by Toronto Police Services and Sunnybrook Health Sciences. Abstract.

Symmons, J. Armstrong, R., Lee, K., Safeer, E., Lustina, T., & Alexis-James, A. (2009). TAVIS: Police connecting with the community in at-risk Toronto neighbourhoods. Seneca College. Sponsored by Toronto Police Services.

Non-Funded Research Projects

Kucharska, D., Hannah, R., & Symmons, J. (2004). Seniors’ health and housing crossroad: Exploring alternatives to long-term care facilities. Ontario Society (Coalition) of Senior Citizens’ Organizations. Toronto, ON

Symmons, J. (2001). Public relations and hospitals: How public relations departments are dealing with the nursing shortage. Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario. Abstract.

Reesor, P., Zeppa K., Symmons, J., & Everhardus, R. (2000). The impact of environmental policy statements on the reputations management function of public relations practitioners. Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario. Abstract.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Participation

Presenting at ETUG, 2015. Photo by Michael Paskevicious

Symmons, J. (2015, June). How Do We Increase University Support of Professors OER and Social Network Use in Teaching Practice?Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG), Vancouver, BC. https://bit.ly/2ZAWRe4 

Irvine, V., Paskevicious, M., Symmons, J., & McCue, R. (2015, June). Maintaining Multi-Access Learning and Open Education. Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG), Vancouver, BC. https://bit.ly/2VoVgsx

Symmons, J. (2015, January). Qualitative Study of Twitter Use in a Canadian University. Research in Education, (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), Oshawa, Ontario. https://bit.ly/2DASG8y

Symmons, J. (2014, May). Qualitative Study of Twitter Use in a Canadian University. CSSHE Conference (Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences), St. Catharines, Ontario. https://bit.ly/2PtCjiY (p. 40). 

Symmons, J. (2014, May). Understanding Faculty Resistance to Technology. CSSHE Conference (Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences), St. Catharines, Ontario. https://bit.ly/2PtCjiY (p. 57).

Presenting at CSSHE, 2013 in Victoria, BC

Symmons, J. (2013, May). Facebook, Twitter, and personality types: Understanding social networks users for teaching effectiveness. CSSHE Conference (Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences), Victoria, BC. https://bit.ly/2GKBWxX (p. 15). 

Symmons, J. (2013, May). Twitter in higher education: Exploring how university professors use Twitter as a teaching tool and for praxis.CSSHE Conference (Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences), Victoria, BC. https://bit.ly/2GKBWxX (p. 15).

Symmons, J. (2006, May). Behind the Stereotype of Heavy Metal. Pop Culture Conference, Seneca College, Toronto

Symmons, J.  (2005, May) Media Convergence: The Affect on Democratic News. Pop Culture Conference, Seneca College, Toronto.