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Professor of Educational Technology, Boise State University

NORM FRIESEN is Professor in the College of Education, Boise State University. Dr. Friesen has written over 100 articles in journals ranging from C-Theory to AERA’s Educational Researcher, and has published 10 books. He has recently completed a book-length study, The Textbook and the Lecture: Education in the Age of new Media (Johns Hopkins University Press), that explores how these two forms remain essential in education to this day. Prof. Friesen is active in the areas of educational technology, philosophy of education and qualitative research. He studied German philosophy and critical theory at the Johns Hopkins University, and has worked as a visiting researcher at the Humboldt University (Berlin), the Leopold-Franzens-University (Innsbruck) and the University of British Columbia (Vancouver).


  • –present
    Professor, Boise State University


  • 2003 
    University of Alberta, PhD/Education


Awarded a Canada Research Chair in E-Learning Practices, 2006, 2011