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Office of EdTech

Digital technologies are central to our society, and they are playing an expanded role in education. Educational Technology, or EdTech, is a rapidly changing field that is poised to change the way we teach and learn both at home and in the workplace. These technologies offer vast opportunities to transform how we teach and learn, but without thorough research, we lack the understanding necessary to make these tools truly transformative. Companies producing innovative education tools will miss the chance to partner with educators who may not realize the full potential these new programs offer, or who may lack the training or resources to effectively integrate them into the classroom. As a leader in preparing future teachers, researchers, and social changemakers, McGill’s Faculty of Education is able to provide guidance in effectively integrating technology into the classroom and beyond.


Office of EdTech Mission

At McGill's Faculty of Education, we are unwavering advocates for innovation in teaching, learning, and research. Our commitment extends to ensuring that the power of technology uplifts education and human development for all. Our mission is to bridge the gap between technology and pedagogy, providing invaluable insights and resources that are inclusive and accessible to all educators, students, and industry leaders. We are devoted to reshaping the educational landscape by integrating cutting-edge technologies, creating equitable tools, and fostering an inclusive, collaborative community.

Our Mission Encompasses:

  1. Inclusivity-First EdTech Revolution: Acknowledging the central role of EdTech in modern education, our aim is to facilitate the effective integration of technology into teaching and learning, ensuring that teachers and students of all abilities have the tools to empower their learning experiences.

  2. Research-Practice Integration: We actively bridge the gap between research and the classroom by collaborating with educators, schools, school boards, and government to incorporate research-backed EdTech recommendations into teaching practices.

  3. Empowering Eminent Scholars for Innovative Learning: Our faculty includes world-renowned experts dedicated to creating and exploring innovative ways to enhance learning, such as using digital games for historical appreciation and integrating generative AI into education.

  4. Establishing an Accessible EdTech Hub: We are committed to establishing a state-of-the-art EdTech Hub that serves as a central, accessible resource for the latest technology that enables teacher professional development and research. The hub will enable collaborations with EdTech industry leaders while creating curriculum standards for how the latest digital tools should be used in classrooms.

  5. Empowering Practitioner-Industry-Researcher Partnerships: The office will be an interlocutor for educators, industry leaders, and researchers to foster the latest innovations in effective uses of EdTech by facilitating large-scale efficacy studies and developing new innovative EdTech tools and practices.

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