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Welcome.  I am a Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholar and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Ottawa in Canada.  My experiences as a high school English teacher–both face-to-face and online–have led to my research interests in New Literacies, assessment, writing, and English Language Arts curriculum and pedagogy.  My doctoral research is focussed on mapping the construct of digital composition via an empirical study of knowledge workers’ literate practices.  In order to prepare students for the labour force demands of the Knowledge Economy, it is important that policy makers, educators, curriculum designers, test developers, and faculties of education design policy, curricula, and assessments that are reflective of the changing nature of literacies.  It is my hope that my doctoral research in this nascent field will help contextualize literacies in a world where digital technology is becoming increasingly ubiquitous.   I am always happy to meet others who share my passion and invite you to contact me if you have any questions or comments.

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