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PhD, University of Toronto (Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning)

Master of Arts, University of Toronto (Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning)

Bachelor of Education, York University; Bachelor of Fine Arts, York University

Rebecca Quintana, PhD

Director, Blended and Online Learning Design

Why I Choose to Work at Academic Innovation

At Academic Innovation I have the opportunity to work alongside dedicated learning professionals who focus on equitable design for a range of technology-enhanced learning experiences. It is also a privilege to support the growth of students who have an interest in entering the profession and to create opportunities for them to grow and thrive.

Current Roles/Previous Experience

Rebecca Quintana, PhD is Director of Blended and Online Learning Design and Co-director of the Learning Experience Design Graduate Certificate. In these roles she applies her background in learning sciences and educational technologies to explore how design and technology can support learning.

Her work focuses on integrating community-oriented approaches within the design of online learning environments. Her research encompasses novel representations to support design teams, analytic tools to characterize online pedagogies, and use of educational technologies to create rich opportunities for social interaction.

Quintana earned her PhD from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto in the department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning.

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