Kristopher Alexander

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Assistant Professor Director of Research, The Conduit Research Lab at The Creative School The Creative School RTA School of Media Toronto, Ontario kalexand@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 544448

Bio/Research

Dr. Alexander earned his PhD at Concordia University in the Department of Education in 2016. His thesis was entitled Video Games and Interactivity: The Semiotics of Multimedia in Instructional Design. He has two Ryerson University (now Toronto Metropolitan) degrees: an M.A. in Media Production an...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Alexander earned his PhD at Concordia University in the Department of Education in 2016. His thesis was entitled Video Games and Interactivity: The Semiotics of Multimedia in Instructional Design. He has two Ryerson University (now Toronto Metropolitan) degrees: an M.A. in Media Production and a B.A. in Radio and Television Arts.

His research focuses on video games, specifically, how video game design provides a model for developing active engagement within higher education. It also looks at the influence of video games on attitudes and capacities of individuals and communities of fans. Most recently, Dr Alexander has undertaken research-creation in the area of esports, where he developed curriculum for video game engine architecture, and helped build e-sports infrastructure via 2 training facilities and eight collegiate esport teams.


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