Research

As a research lab, we have several exciting projects on the go at any given time.

To explore our research further visit our Research & Publications page for more information on our referred journal publications, conference proceedings, books, media and more.


In our modern society, the definition of literacy goes beyond the ability to read and write, and now includes the computational skills and social processes necessary to responsibly consume and produce digital texts across a range of media. Funded by a grant from the SSHRC Insight program, “Making Minds” seeks to investigate the relationship between maker pedagogies and the development of adolescent digital literacies and identities for students who live in poverty. Find out more about our research Making Minds: Digital Maker Education for Literacies Learning with Marginalized Youth
made possible by the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)


Despite the recent emphasis on developing students’ global competencies and digital literacies to promote meaningful participation in Canadian society, various issues at the board- and school-level have prevented widespread implementation of digital technologies for teaching and learning. This creates a disconnect between students’ in-school and out-of-school learning experiences. Explore our  There’s an App for That: Designing, Developing, Implementing, and Researching Educational Apps
research for more information. (made possible by the Ontario Research Fund (ORF))


Our past and completed research can be found on our Completed Research page.