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Janette Hughes
Janette Hughes
Canada Research Chair in Technology and Pedagogy/Professor - Faculty of Education, Ontario Tech University

Dr. Janette Hughes, Canada Research Chair in Technology and Pedagogy, is
investigating uses of emerging digital media and interactive tools that disrupt traditional
curricular and teaching/learning assumptions and practices, which explicitly includes
computational fluency over an extended period of time and in a wide variety of
classrooms. Her classroom and lab-based research focuses on the development and
evaluation of pedagogical practices that address the digital literacy needs of
marginalized students. Her recent research focuses on designing, observing and
evaluating the impact of a “maker-space” or production approach that facilitates the
discovery, design and development of digital “products” for students of all ages, their
teachers, and the community to promote greater interest in STEM through the Arts
(STEAM).