UTS is pleased to welcome Kim MacKinnon as the new Director of the Eureka! Research Institute @ UTS in September 2020. She is also a faculty member and Online Teaching and Learning Coordinator at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, as well the Editor of the MT Review research journal housed in the Master of Teaching program. Kim has been a faculty member there since 2008, where she developed and led the annual Research Day conference for eight years, and has taught a number of courses including Integration of Technology in the Classroom, Educational Research, Child and Adolescent Development, and Social Media and Education.
Her research areas include online teaching and learning, integration of technology in the classroom, designing and supporting online communities of inquiry, and teacher professional development involving the use of technology for teaching and learning. Kim also has experience as a K-8 classroom teacher in the west end of the Greater Toronto Area, including in the independent school sector. Welcome, Kim!