Jennifer Lock

Jennifer Lock


Vice Dean

Werklund School of Education


Werklund School of Education, Specialization, Learning Sciences

Contact information

Phone number

Office: 403.220.6321


Office: EDT1324


Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy University of Calgary, 2004

Master of Education (Thesis) University of Saskatchewan, 1992

Bachelor of Arts University of Saskatchewan, 1989

Bachelor of Education University of Saskatchewan, 1984


Dr. Jennifer Lock grew up in Saskatchewan. Jennifer attended the University of Saskatchewan where she completed her Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts degrees and later completed a Masters of Education degree in Educational Administration. In 2004, Jennifer convocated with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Technology at the University of Calgary.

Dr. Lock has experience as both a school administrator and teacher in the provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta. She taught in the Teacher Education Program at Aurora College in NWT. Later, she worked as a Coordinator of Distance Education and Technology at Aurora College before moving to Calgary to pursue her doctoral studies. Dr. Lock has taught in both the undergraduate and graduate programs in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Dr. Lock is a member of the following professional organizations: American Educational Research Association (AERA), Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), and Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE).


Areas of Research

Scholarly Activity

Dr. Lock’s research interests are in the following five areas: 1) E-learning with a specific focus in distance education, online learning communities, and building capacity of online educators; 2) Technology integration in education and teacher education that involves designing learning in technology-enhanced learning environments and online collaboration; 3) Change and innovation in education (teaching, learning and leading) with a specific interest in leading innovation, in classrooms, schools and districts, involving educational technology;  4) Educational development and the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education; and 5) Experiential learning through making and makerspaces.

  • E-Learning
  • Educational Technology
  • Integrated Technology in Education
  • Leadership of Educational Technology
  • Technology and Teacher Education
  • Distance Education
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • STEM Pedagogy
  • Makerspaces


  • Assessment Framework for Experiential Learning in Makerspaces


  • Izaak Walton Killam Graduate Supervision & Mentorship Award, University of Calgary. 2019
  • University of Calgary Graduate Student Association (GSA), Excellence in Supervision Award, 2018
  • GREAT Supervisor Award, University of Calgary, Faculty of Graduate Studies. 2017
  • University of Calgary, U Make a Difference Award, 2016
  • University of Calgary Teaching Award for Educational Leadership (Formal Role), 2015
  • University of Calgary Teaching Award for Curriculum Development, 2015
  • Werklund School of Education Distinguished Graduate Supervision Award, 2014
  • Faculty of Education Leadership in Education Award, 2013
  • Faculty of Educations Teaching Excellence Award, 2012