Full-Time Faculty in the Education Department, PhD Candidate in Educational Technology & Public Scholar, Concordia University

Nadia Naffi is a full-time teaching faculty (Limited-Term Appointment) at Concordia University in the Educational Technology program and an expert in designing, developing and facilitating synchronous and asynchronous online courses and experiential and interactive learning, in a problem-based learning approach, with small and large class sizes.

Elle est aussi consultante en gestion de la performance, experte en médias sociaux, en inclusion et intégration sociales et candidate au Doctorat en éducation (avec un focus sur les technologies éducatives) à l’Université Concordia à Montréal.

As a performance consultant by training, she examines through her SSHRC funded research the influence of social media propaganda and hate speech on the social inclusion and social integration of refugees, notably after terror attacks.

Elle vise à révéler les systèmes de construits utilisés par les jeunes des sociétés d’accueil pour interpréter le contenu partagé en ligne concernant la crise des réfugiés Syriens ainsi que pour interpréter leur rôle quant à l'inclusion des nouveaux arrivants.

Experience

  • –present
    Full-Time Faculty (Limited-term appointment) in the Education Department & PhD Candidate in Educational Technology, Concordia University
  • 2013–2017
    Part-Time faculty, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Education

  • 2018 
    Concordia University, Ph.D. Educational Technology
  • 2012 
    Concordia University, M.A. Educational Technology

Publications

  • 2017
    A PCP approach to conflict resolution in learning communities, Personal Construct Theory & Practice
  • 2017
    Engaging host society youth in exploring how they construe the influence of social media on the resettlement of Syrian refugees., Personal Construct Theory & Practice
  • 2016
    Using interactive software to teach foundational mathematical skills, Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice
  • 2016
    Examining the integration and inclusion of Syrian refugees through the lens of personal construct psychology, Personal Construct Theory & Practice
  • 2015
    Walking the Tightrope Between Online and Offline Life: What Adolescents Learn about CMC through Interactions in Social Media, Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology
  • 2015
    Les adolescents et les médias sociaux : une coopération informelle pour un apprentissage authentique, Actes de colloque de la Biennale internationale de l’éducation, formation et pratiques professionnelles « Coopérer »

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Doctoral Fellowship
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
  • 2013
    Graduate Fellowship
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    France and André Desmarais Graduate Fellowship
  • 2013
    Doctoral Research Scholarship
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Fonds de Recherche Société et Culture Québec (FRSCQ) Montréal, Canada

Honours

Concordia Public Scholar (2017), Winner of SSHRC Storyteller Competition (2017), Lauréate at "Ma thèse en 180 secondes" ACFAS, PhD Runner-Up 3-Minute Thesis at Concordia University