I am both a teacher and student but I don’t see much difference between those two roles. As the Latin proverb above states, learning and teaching are inextricably linked together.
I’ve been teaching in the journalism program at Durham College, located in Oshawa, Ontario, for seven years. I teach a variety of media-related courses including broadcast journalism, online journalism, social media, magazine writing and magazine publishing. I love my job and I’m always looking for ways to enhance my students’ learning by using new technology in and outside of the classroom.
I completed a Master’s degree in Education with a specialization in Digital Technologies at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. For my Master’s research project, I researched the impact of digital technology on adult literacy.
I am currently a doctoral student at York University. My research interests include looking at the impact of technology on literacy, digital literacies and new literacies. I am also an avid photographer and am very interested in the field of visual research.
Intersecting my teaching and learning is an intense interest in social injustice issues. I am influenced by the works of Paulo Freire and Henry Giroux and I am guided by the following learning theories: critical pedagogy, social constructivism and connectivisim.
This website is a compilation of my educational journey both as a teacher and a learner.