Symmons, J. (2021). A Phenomenological Study of the Lived Experiences of University Educators as They use Open Educational Resources.

Symmons, J. (2013). An Exploration of Professors’ use of Twitter in Higher Education.

Symmons, J., Santaw, C., Zaarur, S., Batstone, T., Yuzhak, I.(2009). Project daredevil: A review of selected world literature used to re-brand Toronto’s Pedestrian Safety. Seneca College.

Symmons, J., Armstrong, R., Lee, K., Safeer, E., Lustina, T., & Alexis-James, A. (2009).  TAVIS: Police connecting with the community in at-risk Toronto neighbourhoods. Seneca College.

Kucharska, D., Hannah, R., & Symmons, J. (2004). Seniors’ health and housing crossroad:Exploring alternatives to long-term care facilities. Ontario Society (Coalition) of Senior Citizens’ Organizations. Toronto.

Symmons, J. (2001). Public relations and hospitals: How public relations departments are dealing with the nursing shortage.

Reesor, P., Zeppa K., Symmons, J., & Everhardus, R. (2000). The impact of environmental policy statements on the reputations management function of public relations practitioners.

Research Interests

  • Integration of educational technology in higher education facilitation (online, blended, and face-to-face)
  • Curriculum development, assessment, and instructional design practices, particularly in a fully online social collaborative environment
  • Facilitators’ barriers, affordances, and motivation to trial and adopt educational technology into practice
  • Sociological examination of hard rock and heavy metal music genres and artists
  • Early life stories of music artists and their motivation to perform and succeed in the music industry