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Richard D. Henderson

Last updated September 11, 2014.

Address

Department of Physics & Computer Science
Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5
519-884-0710 x2799
rhenderson@wlu.ca

Citizenship

Canadian


Academic Qualifications

1998 Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU), Waterloo, ON
BSc Computing


Professional Experience

2005 - Present
Lab Instructor / Coordinator: Computer Literacy
Department of Physics & Computer Science
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

2004 - 2005
Education and Training Coordinator
Information Technology Services
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

2000 - 2004
Lab Instructor
Department of Physics & Computer Science
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

2000

System Support Coordinator
Microforum, Inc., Mississauga, ON

1998 - 2000
Software Support Coordinator
Carlisle Technology, Burlington, ON


Teaching Experience

Winter 2009, Fall 2008, Fall 2007, Fall 2006, Fall 2005, Fall 2001, Winter 2001, Fall 2000
CP102 Information Processing with Microcomputer Systems, WLU

An introduction to the concepts of microcomputer hardware and software applications in a hands-on environment. Examples are based on the needs of students in the arts and sciences and are intended to give background knowledge and experience in the use of the microcomputer as a tool for many different applications. Topics include the history of technological innovation in microcomputer systems, design and operation, input/output devices, storage media and techniques, communications, operating systems, word processors, spreadsheets, statistics packages, computer-aided design and drawing, database management and system utilities.

Spring 2012, Winter 2012, Winter 2011, Spring 2010, Winter 2010
CP212 Windows Application Programming

This course is designed for students who have a basic understanding of spreadsheets, word processors, and databases as well as introductory programming experience. The course introduces methods to automate repetitive tasks and create user-friendly applications in spreadsheets, word processors, and databases using the powerful macro language, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Topics include: a review of programming constructs such as data types, looping, conditional statements, and arrays; the design of graphical interfaces with the typical "look and feel" of Windows software; the design of dialog boxes with controls and event handling code that responds to user input; automating tasks; consolidating data; providing user-friendly reports. The course focuses on using Excel and uses some examples from business and finance.


Workshops and Conferences Attended

2014

19th Annual Course Technology Computing Conference (March 2014) Attended with a focus on using Cengage/Nelson/Course Technology web-based Microsoft Office training tool called SAM.

2013

VBA Crash Course, Wilfrid Laurier University (May 2013) Taught two, 2 hour workshops in VBA and using Excel for the Laurier Financial Mathematics Student Club.

2011

Excel At Macros and VBA, Wilfrid Laurier University (March 2011) Taught a two day introductory workshop in VBA and using Excel for the Finance Students Club.

2009

PHIT Workshop, Ryerson University (June 2009) - Took part in a panel discussion regarding the best practices for using office productivity training software called MyITLab by Pearson Education.

2008

Teaching Assistant Conference, Wilfrid Laurier University (September 2008) 

A+ Certification Training, Wilfrid Laurier University (March 2008) - Became A+ Certified for computer hardware and software troubleshooting.

2007

Teaching Assistant Conference, Wilfrid Laurier University - co-mediated a discussion session titled "Critical Incidents in TAing" for groups of Graduate and Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (September 2007). This session was aimed at Science TAs in particular.

2006

Teaching Assistant Conference, Wilfrid Laurier University - co-mediated a discussion session titled "Critical Incidents in TAing" for groups of Graduate and Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (September 7, 2006). This session was aimed at Science TAs in particular.

Annual Teaching Day, Wilfrid Laurier University (August 30, 2006) 

2005

Teaching Assistant Conference, Wilfrid Laurier University - Mediated two discussion sessions titled "Critical Incidents in TAing" for groups of Graduate and Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (September 8, 2005)

Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education: Transforming Teaching, Learning and Self, University of Saskatchewan - Participated in a review of this online course which will be offered by UofS beginning Fall 2005 (Spring 2005)

Teaching Large Classes: Challenges and Opportunities, Wilfrid Laurier University and Institute for the Advancement of Teaching in Higher Education (May 18, 2005)

How does 'Great Teaching' relate to student learning?, Presidents' Colloquium on Teaching and Learning, University of Waterloo (April 20, 2005)

Assesing Teaching in Higher Education: Practice, Problems and Progress, University of Guelph, McGraw-Hill Ryerson 2005 Teaching and Learning Conference Series (February 21 - 22, 2005)

2004

McGraw-Hill Ryerson conference, George Brown College (Fall 2004)