Assistant Professor in the Education Department (Educational Technology), Concordia University

Nadia Naffi is an Assistant Professor 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.

She is a recipient of the Goveranor General Gold Medal, 2018.

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

As a performance consultant by training, she examined 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 pour interpréter le contenu partagé en ligne dans de tels contextes où réfugiés, peuples autochtones, groupes LGBTQ+, Noirs et autres groupes sont victimisés dans les médias sociaux, et que nombre de personnes s’en tiennent à un état de témoin passif, alors que leur intervention pourrait sauver des vies.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Assistant Professor in the Education Department (Educational Technology program), Concordia University
  • 2017–2018
    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
    Engaging host society youth in exploring how they construe the influence of social media on the resettlement of Syrian refugees., Personal Construct Theory & Practice
  • 2017
    A PCP approach to conflict resolution in learning communities, Personal Construct Theory & Practice
  • 2016
    Examining the integration and inclusion of Syrian refugees through the lens of personal construct psychology, Personal Construct Theory & Practice
  • 2016
    Using interactive software to teach foundational mathematical skills, Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice
  • 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 »
  • 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

Grants and Contracts

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

Honours

Concordia Public Scholar (2017), Winner of SSHRC Storyteller Competition (2017), Winner of the Graduate Research Communicator of the Year Award 2016/2017, Lauréate at "Ma thèse en 180 secondes" ACFAS, PhD Runner-Up 3-Minute Thesis at Concordia University