About Doug

Doug Peterson is a sessional instructor at the Faculty of Education at the University of Windsor. I have taught Data Processing, Computer Science, Accounting, General Business Studies, and Mathematics at the secondary school level and was the Director of Business Education at Sandwich Secondary School in Lasalle, Ontario.  I also was a Computers in Education Program Consultant with the Greater Essex County District School Board and before that, the Essex County Board of Education.  In the middle of all this, I managed the Information Technology Department for the Greater Essex County District School Board.  Most recently, I am teaching the Computer Studies teachable option at the University of Windsor.

I do have a love for professional learning.  You’ll find me online reading, learning, and sharing what I do to Twitter.  It’s then cross-posted to my Facebook account.  I’ve been involved in a number of conferences with the Computer Science Teachers’ Association and the Educational Computing Organization of Ontario.  Perhaps less formally, I’ve been involved in a number of regional EdCamps.

My formal education includes a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Toronto. Ontario Ministry of Education and Training qualifications are in Data Processing, Computer Science, Accounting, and Mathematics.

My personal website can be found at http://www.dougpeterson.ca.  Most of my digital footprint can be found here.  Check out my About.Me page.


Image Credit:  Like most bloggers, I like to have an image on my landing page.  WordPress uses it there and at various locations throughout the blog.  If you look at the image, you’ll see an artist signature in the bottom right.  At the 2015 Bring IT, Together conference, I was sitting next to Colleen Rose in a workshop.  Colleen sketched me working hard on task and then gave me the image afterwards!  (That’s me on my iPad)  I was surprised that she did this and am proud to showcase it here on the blog.


The content of this blog is generated by whatever strikes my fancy at any given point. It might be computers, education, weather, politics, or something else. I experiment and comment a lot on things so don’t take anything here too seriously; I might change my mind a day later but what you read is my thought and opinion at the time I wrote it.

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