Dr. Ann-Louise Davidson is an Associate Professor in the Educational Technology Program in the Department of Education at Concordia University. Prior to joining Concordia University, Dr. Davidson served as postdoctoral fellow at Carleton University and she taught in public and private elementary and secondary schools. She holds her degrees from the University of Ottawa.
Dr. Davidson is an elected professor with the MARDIF (Master Recherche à Distance International Francophone) program, which is a collaboration between five French universities, namely Université Sorbonne, Université de Rouen, Université de Normandie, Université Lumière Lyon 2 and Université Denis Diderot. She is part of the Information and Communication Technology Team.
Dr. Davidson’s research strives to understand how teaching and learning evolves through the use of digital technologies. She has expertise in collaborative action-research and in using techniques for inquiring into action, developing consensus, moving forward with practices and evaluating impact. She is Principal Investigator on a SSHRC grant in which she explores how to implement mobile technologies and innovative pedagogies with teachers in developing countries. She is also Principal Investigator on a MEESR Chantier 7 grant about professional learning communities to ensure perseverance and improve student success.She is also committed to understanding how technologies can improve the life condition of people living with various disabilities and help them develop their capabilities through self-advocacy. In 2012, Davidson received the Petro Canada Young Innovator Award for the innovative aspects of her research with people with intellectual disabilities as fully-fledged members of society.