Professor of Education, Concordia University
Saul Carliner is a Professor in the Department of Education at Concordia University in Montreal. His research and teaching focus on learning and communications for the workplace and higher education. He has received research funding from SSHRC, Canadian Council on Learning, Entente Canada-Quebec, KnowledgeOne, ASTD (now Association for Talent Development), and the Society for Technical Communication. He has chaired the development of the most recent versions of the Competencies for Learning and Development Professionals and related certification exam for training professionals in Canada. Among his 200 publications are 50 peer-reviewed articles and the books, Informal Learning Basics, Training Design Basics, and Overview of Training and Development (forthcoming). He is a past board member of the Institute for Performance and Learning (formerly Canadian Society for Training and Development), past international president of the Society for Technical Communication, and a past editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. He holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, University of Minnesota--Twin Cities, and Georgia State University.
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