Alec Couros is a Professor of educational technology and media at the University of Regina and the Director of the Centre for Educational Research, Collaboration, & Development (CERCD). An award-winning educator, Alec has given hundreds of workshops and presentations, nationally and internationally, on topics such as the designing collaborative learning environments, open/connected learning, social media in education, digital citizenship, and critical media literacy. His graduate and undergraduate courses help current and future educators understand how to use and take advantage of the educational potential offered by new and emerging technologies.