Research and teaching focus

Our School encourages an interdisciplinary and broad based approach to education and technology studies and prides itself on integrating our research into our teaching practice, as demonstrated by School of Education and Technology Professor and Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Technology George Veletsianos's research work.

Our faculty are currently involved in the following research:

Dr. Jo Axe

  • Student engagement in online environments
  • Supportive employment programs for youth in precarious housing
  • Trauma-informed reunification for children and youth in care

Dr. Elizabeth Childs

  • Design, creation, implementation and innovation of flexible digital learning environments
  • Models for professional development/learning
  • Openness in educational practice
  • Design thinking and making; participatory design-based research
  • Read some of Elizabeth’s research on Research Gate
  • ORCID ID QR Code - scan for link to Elizabeth's public ORCID record

QR Code to Elizabeth's public ORCID record

Dr. Doug Hamilton

  • MLES Leadership Framework study
  • Institutional Identity and Learning and Teaching Frameworks
  • Development and Implementation of Dual Language Learning Programs


Dr. Tamara Leary

  • Online graduate student engagement
  • Canadian higher education scholarship
  • Issues and trends in higher education administration and leadership
  • Scholar-practitioner transitions

Dr. Robin Mueller

  • Coming soon...

Dr. George Veletsianos

  • Online and digital learning
  • Education futures
  • Flexible Education
  • Student and faculty experiences and practices
  • Open education
  • Networked scholarship and social media
  • Equity and inclusion in online and blended learning contexts

The School of Education and Technology (SET) is also pleased to host a speaker series, SET Presents, where SET faculty and their colleagues share topics with an educational focus. See the SET Presents playlist here.