CV

Emily Sheepy, BSc, MA. 

Email: emily.sheepy@education.concordia.ca

 

EDUCATION

M.A. TECHNOLOGY – CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY – 2015

Educational Technology

MASTER’S THESIS

Sheepy, Emily. (2015) Get Water!: Exploring the Adult Player’s Experience of a Mobile Game for ChangePDF on Spectrum

Supervisor: Dr. Vivek Venkatesh

B.SC. – UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO – 2011

Honours Psychology, Cognitive Science Option, Biology Minor

(Co-operative program)

HONOURS THESIS 

Sheepy, Emily. (2010) Reading Aloud in the Psychological Refractory Period Paradigm: Consequences of Between-route Competition.

Supervisor: Dr. Derek Besner.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Department of Education, Concordia university 

sept 2015-may 2017

Course Instructor

 

ETEC 640/641
Research Methods for Educational Technology

I am co-instructor for these two foundational courses required for MA Thesis track students in the Educational Technology program at Concordia University.

Department of Education, Concordia university 

sept 2012-may 2014

Teaching Assistant

 

ETEC 640/641 (formerly 648)
Fundamental Methods of Inquiry for Educational Technology

As  a teaching assistant for this MA-level research methods course, I created visual aids and class exercises on data analysis and experimental design; provide tutorial instruction; answered questions via forums and email; graded written assignments; graded written exams; and liaised with the professors.

Department of Education, Concordia university 

Sept 2013-May 2014

Teaching Assistant

 

INST 250
Introduction to Library Research Practices 

As  a teaching assistant for this online undergraduate course, I answer questions via forums and email; meet with students via a virtual classroom; grade written assignments; and liaise with the professors.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Department of Education, Concordia university 

Nov 2012-Present

Research Assistant

Civic Gaming Project

Principal Investigator: David Waddington

The Video Games and Civic Engagement group is studying the effect of a casual iPad game on attitudes toward global development issues. I designed two study protocols, developed questionnaires, conducted interviews and data analysis.

CANADIAN SOCIETY FOR TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

APR 2011-NOV 2012

Research Assistant

 

Performance consultant job description study

Principal Investigator: Saul Carliner


A CSTD-sponsored study on the role of the performance consultant involving quantitative content analysis of job descriptions. I participated in coding and analysis, and focus group facilitation. Preliminary results of this study were presented to the Quebec chapter of CSTD in September, 2011. Results were presented by Saul Carliner at the CSTD annual conference in October, 2012.

GAMBLING RESEARCH TEAM, UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO

JANUARY 2010-AUGUST 2011

Research Technician

Gambling Research Team at the University of Waterloo

In the Gambling lab, I held primary responsibility for the acquisition and analysis of psychophysical data for two experimental studies. I developed expertise in statistical analysis for questionnaire responses, as well as for event-related and epoch-related galvanic skin response, eye-tracking and heart rate data. I contributed to study designs, preparation of scientific publications and development of educational materials.

BESNER COGNITION LAB, UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO

MAY – AUGUST 2009

Research Assistant (Co-op)

In the Besner lab, I ran cognitive psychology studies and performed statistical analyses on visual word recognition data. I also re-designed the lab website.

Human-Systems Integration, DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA

JANUARY – APRIL 2008

Research Assistant (Co-op)

 

At DRDC, I studied the effect of digital manipulation and resolution of night vision images on target detection ability, and coordinated lab activities.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL PLANNING AND ANALYSIS, CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY

MAY 2013-MAY 2014


Information Design Intern

At OIPA, I collaborated with other consultants on data visualization strategies for the representation of university statistics and analyses for print and online publication. Duties included readability and usability assessment, data visualization and interaction design.

INTERNATIONAL FORUM FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

MAY 2012-AUG 2012

Instructional Design Intern

Supervisor: Vivek Venkatesh

I collaborated with 2 colleagues to conduct a preliminary learning needs analysis for a training program to prepare auditors to evaluate learning services for compliance with ISO 29990, which was presented by Dr. Venkatesh at a meeting of the International Forum for Certification in Educational Services Founder Members.

TOP HAT

AUG 2011-AUG 2012

Senior Content Designer (Contractor)

As a content designer, I consulted with educators to design and develop interactive demonstrations and activities for use with the Top Hat student response system in a higher education context.

SYBASE

SEPT 2009-DEC 2009


Technical Writer (Co-op)

At Sybase, I worked closely with technical publications and engineering staff, contributing to the writing and restructuring of user manuals, developer’s guides and supporting documentation for mobile banking software.

PUBLICATIONS

Articles

Phelps, D., Fennewald, T., Jameson, E., & Sheepy, E. (2016). No Game’s Land: The space between collaboration and competition. Analog Gaming Studies. 3(3). Available from http://analoggamestudies.org/2016/05/no-games-land-the-space-between-competition-and-collaboration/

Carliner, S., Castonguay, C., Sheepy, E., Ribeiro, O., Sabri, H., Saylor, C., & Valle, A. (2015). The job of a performance consultant: a qualitative content analysis of job descriptions. European Journal of Training and Development, 39(6), 458-483. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/EJTD-01-2015-0006

Carliner, S., Sheepy, E., Castonguay, C., Ribeiro, O., Sabri, H., Saylor, C., & Valle, A. (Under review.) The job of a performance consultant: An analysis of job descriptions. Human Resource Development International.

Carliner, S., Sheepy, E., Castonguay, C., Ribeiro, O., Sabri, H., Saylor, C., & Valle, A. (2013.) Who links the learning team and the people we serve? The job description of the performance consultant. Canadian Learning Journal, 17(1), 24-31.

Dixon, M.J., Harrigan, K.A., Jarick, M., Fugelsang, J.A., and Sheepy, E. (2011). Psychophysiological arousal signatures of near-misses in slot machine play. International Gambling Studies, DOI: 10.1080/14459795.2011.603134.

Jensen, C., Dixon, M. J., Harrigan, K. A., Sheepy, E., Fugelsang, J. A., & Jarick, M. (2012). Misinterpreting ‘winning’in multiline slot machine games. International Gambling Studies. DOI: 10.1080/14459795.2012.717635

Conference Proceedings

Sheepy, E., & Jackson, R. (2015, June). Issues and Opportunities in Learning with Social Impact Video Games. In EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (Vol. 2015, No. 1, pp. 1407-1412). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Available from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/151411.

Sheepy, E., & Salenikovich, S. (2013, October). Technological Support for Mobility and Orientation Training: Development of a Smartphone Navigation Aid. In World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (Vol. 2013, No. 1, pp. 975-980).

Shu, F., & Sheepy, E. (2013, October). Supporting Research Literacy Using Topic Maps: Building a Mathematics Education Research Ontology. In World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (Vol. 2013, No. 1, pp. 2524-2529).

Sheepy, E., Krueger, S., & Kavallos, H. (2012, October). Designing To Engage: Design Principles For Blended Learning Communities In Higher Education. In World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (Vol. 2012, No. 1, pp. 395-399).

Jensen, C., Dixon, M. J., Harrigan, K.A., Sheepy, E., Fugelsang, J.A. and Jarick, M. (2012, April). When losing becomes winning in multiline slot machine games. Poster presented at Alberta Gaming Research Institute’s 10th Annual Conference, Banff, Alberta.

Dixon, M. J., Harrigan, K.A., Jarick, M., Sheepy, E., Jensen, C., and Fugelsang, J.A. (2011, April). Psychophysiological and psychological responses to wins, losses and near-misses in slot machine play. Poster presented at the Albert Gaming Research Institute’s 9th Annual Conference. Banff, Alberta.

PRESENTATIONS

Sheepy, E., & Waddington, D. (2015). Learning Outcomes In Adults Playing and Self-debriefing Get Water!, a Game for Change. Poster presentation prepared for the Games, Learning, and Society Conference (July, 2015), Madison, WI.

Sheepy, E., & Waddington, D. (2015) Learning With and Without Debriefing in Get Water!, a Casual Game for Change. Short abstract prepared for the Canadian Game Studies Association Conference (June, 2015), Ottawa, ON.

Sheepy, E., & Waddington, D. (2015). Deep Springs and Dry Wells: A Study of the Casual Civic Game Get Water!. Poster presentation prepared for the Digital Games Research Association (May, 2015), Lüneburg, Germany.

Sheepy, E., & Waddington, D. (2014) Directions for Player-centred Design of Games for Change: Engaging Civic Literacy. Short abstract presented at the Canadian Game Studies Association Conference (May, 2014), St. Catherines, ON.

Sheepy, E. (2013). The Gambling Counselor’s Client Education Toolbox: Choosing the Right Tool for the Job. Poster presentation prepared for the Alberta Gambling Research Institute Conference (April, 2013), Banff, AB.

Dixon, M., Harrigan, K., Jarick, M., Sheepy, E., Jensen, C., & Fugelsang, J. (2011, April). Psychophysiological and psychological responses to losses and near-misses in slot machine play. Poster presented at the Alberta Gambling Research Institute Conference, Banff, AB.

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS


FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

2015

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT UNIVERSITY CASE STUDY COMPETITION

First Place (2013) for Team Catalyst

CONFERENCE AND EXPOSITION AWARD, CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY

2013

Dean’s Honours List, University of Waterloo

5 terms (Spring 2010, Fall 2009, Winter 2009, Spring 2008, Fall 2007)

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Undergraduate Research Assistantship (2010)