[ Education ]
Master of Archival Studies (2016-2018) | University of British Columbia
Certificate in Web Design (2008-2010) | Mohawk College Continuing Education
Master of Arts in Cultural Studies and Critical Theory (2007-2008) | McMaster University
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts (1999-2003) | University of Windsor
[ (Selected) Work Experience ]
Educational Developer, Online Learning (2020-present) | MacPherson Institute, McMaster University
Digital Scholarship and Archiving Librarian (2019-2020) | University of Windsor
Reference and Instructional Librarian (2018-2019) | Vancouver Island University
Archives and Reference Assistant (2017-2018) | Rare Books and Special Collections, University of British Columbia
Research Assistant (2017-2018) | Dr. Jennifer Douglas, School of Library, Archival and Information studies (SLAIS), University of British Columbia
Research Assistant (2017) | InterPARES, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS), University of British Columbia
Metadata Assistant (2017) | UBC Library Digital Initatives, University of British Columbia
Graduate Academic Assistant (2016-2017) | UBC Library Copyright Office, University of British Columbia
Instructional Designer, Educational Technologies (2011-2016) | McMaster University
Instructional Assistant, Educational Technologies (2009-2011) | McMaster University
Instructional Assistant, Communication Studies and Multimedia (2008-2009) | McMaster University
Teaching Assistant, English and Cultural Studies (2007-2009) | McMaster University
Community Artist-Facilitator (2006-2008) | Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
Visitor Services Assistant (2005-2007) | Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
[ Publications ]
Douglas, J., A. Alisauskas & D. Mordell. "'Treat Them with the Reverence of Archivists': Records Work, Grief Work, and Relationship Work in the Archives" Archivaria 88: 84-120.
Mordell, D. "Critical Questions for Archives as (Big) Data" Archivaria 87: 140-61.
Mordell, D. "Christopher A. (Cal) Lee (1973-)" In Encyclopedia of Archival Writers, 1515-2015, edited by Luciana Duranti and Patricia C. Franks, 341-344. Rowman & Littlefield.
[ Teaching ]
'See Through' Archives: Opening Your Archives with Visual Analytics and the Web, Association for Canadian Archivists Conference pre-conference workshop.
- A one-day workshop that I co-facilitated with Victoria Lemieux on the use of data visualization tools to support discovery and access to archives.
Digital Literacy for Learning (ARTSSCI 1DL3), McMaster University
- A three-credit undergraduate course developed and co-taught online with my colleague Joanne Kehoe aimed at helping students use digital technologies more effectively to support their learning and developing their capacity for critical reflection on their use of technology as digital scholars.
Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)/Peer-evaluated Teaching Experience (EDUCATN 650), McMaster University
- The instructional skills workshop (ISW) is an internationally recognized instructor development program taking place over 3-4 days in a facilitated small group setting that emphasizes active learning techniques and peer feedback. The Peer-evaluated Teaching Experience course is closely modelled after the ISW. I co-facilitated three offerings of the EDUCATN 650 course and one ISW between 2015 and 2016.
Various educational technologies workshops, McMaster University
- My roles as instructional designer and instructional assistant involved a significant faculty development component, wherein I would develop and teach workshops for instructors and staff. Most of the workshops focused on skill building to support participants use of technology in their teaching, including advanced learning management system (LMS) use, web design, web accessibility, editing audio and video, creating graphics and developing e-learning modules.
[ (Juried and Invited) Presentations ]On Archives | On Instructional Design | Other
[ Juried and Invited presentations - On Archives ]
Mordell, D. Possibilities for Paradata in Practice. Paper presented at the Association of Canadian Archivists conference, June 6-8.
Mordell, D. Unpacking The Black Box Exploring The Use Of Natural Language Processing To Enhance The Discoverability Of Large-scale Digital Archives. Paper presented at the Archives Association of Alberta Biennial Conference, May 23-25.
Mordell, D. Archiving an Illusion: Towards Identifying the Significant Properties of Stereoscopic Digital Records. Paper presented at the Association of Canadian Archivists conference, June 6-9 (Edmonton, AB).
Mordell, D. A Cautious Celebration of Future Possibilities: Applications for Virtual Reality in Providing Access to Archives. Paper accepted to the Archives Association of Ontario conference, May 9-11 (Waterloo, ON).
Mordell, D. Shades of #MAGA: Visualizing "Make America Great Again". Poster presented at the UBC iSchool Research Day, March 9 (Vancouver, BC)
Mordell, D. Archival Interfaces in Virtual Reality. Demonstration presented at the UBC iSchool Research Day, March 9 (Vancouver, BC). Tied for first place poster award.
Mordell, D. Visible Reasoning: Paradata and Intellectual Transparency in the Selection, Arrangement and Description of Archives. Paper presented at the Association of Canadian Archivists conference, June 7-10 (Ottawa, ON). 1 of 3 papers selected for the student track session.
[ Juried and Invited presentations - On Instructional Design ]
Vander Kloet, M. & D. Mordell. Digital Humanities to the Rescue! Pedagogy, Practice and Politics. Presentation at the McMaster University Research on Teaching and Learning Conference, December 9-10 (Hamilton, ON).
Syed, Z. & D. Mordell. Finding a Middle (MOOC) Ground: Making space for a global community in the xMOOC. Presentation at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education conference, June 15-19 (Vancouver, BC).
Mordell, D. Ways of Seeing, Ways of Doing. Keynote presentation given at the OCULA Fall Conference, October 20 (Toronto, ON).
Mordell, D. & G. Van Gastel. Approaching Accessible Teaching & Learning as a Community of Practice. Presentation at the University of Guelph's Accessibility Conference, May 27-28 (Guelph, ON).
Mordell, D. Pedagogical Usability: Design Principles for Blended and Online Courses. Presentation at McMaster University's Learning Technologies Symposium, May 12-13 (Hamilton, ON).
Mordell, D. & R. Hirji-Khalfan. Approaching Web Accessibility as a Community of Practice: Enablers, Challenges & Lessons Learned. Presentation at the EdMedia conference, June 24-28 (Vancouver, BC). Selected for a Best Paper award.
Mordell, D. Evaluating Free Tools for Developing Multimedia Skills in Faculty: Opportunities and Obstacles within SaaS and Open Source Software. Presentation at the EdMedia conference, June 24-28 (Vancouver, BC).
Mordell, D. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Lessons from the Learner's Side. Presentation at McMaster University's Learning Technologies Symposium, May 15 (Hamilton, ON).
[ Juried and Invited presentations - Other ]
Mordell, D. Strange Topographies: Fearing the Void in the Edinburgh Stereoscopic Atlas of Anatomy. Paper presented at McMaster University's John Douglas Taylor Conference, November 18-20 (Hamilton, ON).
[ Other Professional Activities ]
Digital Access and Preservation Committee, Archives Association of Ontario, member (2019 to present)
Digital Curation Community, Ontario Consortium of University Library, member (2019 to present)
Education Committee, Association of Canadian Archivists, member (2019 to present)
Archives Association of Ontario (AAO), member (2018 to present)
Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA), member (2017 to present)
ACA Student Chapter at University of British Columbia, graphic designer (2017 to 2018)
Emerging Leaders Program, McMaster University (Winter 2015)
Faciliator Development Workshop, McMaster University (December 2011)
Instructional Skills Workshop, McMaster University (February 2011)