Through our everyday interactions with each other we learn about each other and about ourselves.

Learning is facilitated by the information that we share and also by the means and media through which we communicate.

Learning | Information | Media | Communication

My research focuses on the communicative interactions that arise when users engage with new media technologies. In some instances the implications of these interactions are social in nature and result in peer-to-peer or networked communicative practices; in other cases there are implications for the manner in which user’s process information with consequences for learning and technology design; and there are cases when there are both social and cognitive effects.

While at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) I have pursued the study of mobile media and cognitive informatics through two trajectories:

1) Theoretical inquiries into the cognitive effects of using touch-input devices in educational environments – this corresponds to a learning science sub-specialism in cognitive informatics that focuses on information processing and communications technology design; and

2) Analyses of the social consequences of everyday information practices and of engagement with new media – with a focus on expanding the core concept of information practice within the fields of communications and information studies.

Learn more on my Research page.

Propterea quod qui audet adipiscitur - Because she who dares, wins.


To explore is to look at (something) in a careful way to learn more about it;

to study or analyze (something);

to talk or think about (something) in a thoughtful and detailed way;

to learn about (something) by trying it.

I choose writing, research, teaching and speaking as my vehicles of exploration.