Ken's teaching and research interests are in e-learning and rural education. He is a New Zealander who is currently a Professor of Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland. His previous appointments were at Victoria University of Wellington and at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia.
Since taking up his Canadian appointment he has been engaged in developing new educational structures and processes to link schools in small and often isolated communities, using the Internet, enabling them to share resources and expertise in specialised areas of the curriculum.
His major research interest is the identification of pedagogy for e-learning to take advantage of recent developments in multi-media technologies for classrooms.
He lives in Canada and New Zealand, where he is an adjunct professor at Victoria University of Wellington.