Dr. Ann-Louise Davidson is an Associate Professor of Education, Graduate Program Director for the MA in Educational Technology and the Graduate Diploma in Instructional Technology at Concordia University, and holds a Concordia University Research Chair in Maker Culture. She is Associate Director of the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology, the Director of the Milieux makerspace initiative and a member of the Participatory Media Cluster. 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 principal investigator on several SSHRC funded grants that focus on the Potential of the Digital Maker Movement for Authentic Learning and on Engaging Disadvantaged Children in the Maker Movement to Help Them Succeed in a Competitive World. She develops inclusive, interdisciplinary and intergenerational workshop concepts that draw on crucial themes, such as global issues, big data, health, sustainability and youth motivation, through concrete maker activities such as building gaming tables, gamepads, wearable computing, and 3D printers. She also investigates how makers from interdisciplinary fields develop identities as makers.