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educational technology, instructional design, e-learning, LMS management/administration, education for sustainable development

Jacques LeCavalier is a Project Officer in the Training & Education Programs team. Under the leadership of the IIEP’s Virtual Campus coordinator, he is in charge of the administration and management of the IIEP Moodle platform, and provides instructional design, implementation and evaluation support to IIEP teams responsible for online and residential courses in educational management and planning.

With his colleagues in the Training team, Jacques collaborates with subject matter experts to help make IIEP’s training offer responsive and adaptable to its various audiences. He provides guidance and advice on the selection of learning and assessment strategies, the preparation of activities, and the identification of innovative and effective technology tools and resources. 

He also helps maintain a secure and learner-friendly online learning platform, and works towards continual improvement of its user interface, learning components and administration.

Having joined IIEP in 2017, Jacques was previously an independent consultant seving enterprises, government, NGOs and international organizations. An award-winning designer of many innovative online and blended learning programs, he led or collaborated on a number of e-learning projects in the sustainable development arena, including the groundbreaking Sustainability Step by Natural Step series of e-learning courses. 

He has co-piloted large-scale global e-learning initiatives to their successful conclusion, and for several years was a senior researcher with a leading US e-learning research firm. He has served international organizations such as USAID, the World Resources Institute, the World Bank Institute, Wageningen International and the Red Cross. In the 1990’s he was managing partner of a Montreal information technology training company. 



M.A. in Educational Technology from Concordia University in Montreal, and B.A.Sc. in Bio-Resource Engineering from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.


  • LeCavalier, J. (2013, June & October). Online Courses: Social Determinants of Health & Health Equity / Apprentissage en ligne: Déterminants sociaux de la santé et équité en santé. French & English webinars presented as part of CHNET-Works! Fireside Chat  #339. (Population Health Improvement Research Network, University of Ottawa & National Coordinating Centre on the Determinants of Health.)
  • LeCavalier, J. & Guerra, E. (2006). Market Potential of Online Education Services in Community Forestry, Sustainable Tourism and Related Sectors in Mexico.  Vancouver:  Lions Gate Learning Alliance.
  • LeCavalier, J. (2004, June). Évolution et avenir du e-learning dans le monde et dans les gouvernements. Conférence au Groupe interministériel sur la formation en ligne (GIFEL), Charlesbourg, Québec.
  • LeCavalier, J.  (2003). Design of E-Learning Courses: Lessons from Custom Content Winners, Excellence in E-Learning Awards. Sunnyvale, CA:  Brandon Hall Research.
  • LeCavalier, J. & Tucker, B. (2002). Making E-learning Work in the Nonprofit Sector. Brandon Hall Research.
  • Tam, E., Lui, T. & LeCavalier, J. (2002). Hong Kong e-Learning benchmarking study: Strategy and technology for building human capital.  Asian Benchmarking Clearinghouse and Hong Kong Productivity Council.
  • LeCavalier, J.  (2002). Benchmarking study of best practices in e-learning in the energy utility industry.  Xcel Energy.
  • LeCavalier, J.  (2001).  Learning Management and Knowledge Management:  Is the Holy Grail of Integration Close at Hand?  Sunnyvale, CA:  Brandon Hall Research.
  • LeCavalier, J.  (2000, November).  The case for Level 3:  How do you measure e-learning?  Learning Circuits.
  • Hall, B. & LeCavalier, J.  (2000).  E-learning across the enterprise:  The benchmarking study of best practices.  Sunnyvale, CA:  Brandon Hall Research.
  • LeCavalier, J.  (1997).  Optimiser la productivité des utilisateurs de systèmes d'information : Mission possible !  ICOMmunication, Janvier.
  • LeCavalier, J. (1991).  Computer-assisted instructional design tools:  Context and current developments.  Laval, QC:  Centre for Information Technology Innovation (formerly Canadian Workplace Automation Research Centre).
  • The Natural Step framework and Municipal Sustainability Planning (2008 Southern Interior Local Government Association conference, Vernon, BC & 2006 Building SustainAble Communities” conference, Kelowna, BC )
  • The Design of Award-Winning Online Learning (2004 Elluminate! Webinar program)
  • E-Learning Success Stories in the Not-for-Profit Sector.  Virtual Educa, Miami, Fla., June 2003.
  • Online sustainability education (Workshop leader, Globe 2002 International Business and Environment conference)
  • Technology-based training and performance support: Optimizing IT investments.  (Professional Development Forum 1997, Government Technology Conference - Ottawa).
  • The real challenges of just-in-time training.  ISPI Montréal Fall 1997 Conference.
  • A goal-oriented analysis of computer-assisted instructional design tools  (Training & Development 1992 - Montebello).
  • An instruction/production model for training courseware  (Sixth Instructional Technology Symposium, 1989 - Halifax).