Michael J. O’Connor | Researcher

Michael J. O'Connor constructivist environment autism facial expressions

Michael J. O’Connor
Researcher, EILab

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Researcher Summary

Michael J. O’Connor is a graduate student and researcher at EILAB, Faculty of Education, UOIT.

O’Connor teaches at Ryerson University, York University and the University of Western Ontario. He has developed online educational environments and courses at the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, University of Western Ontario, York University and Humber College. He is a sought after speaker about creative writing, the effects of technology on books and writers, and the future of reading.

He is the publisher and founder of Insomniac Press. O’Connor worked in book publishing for 25 years. He has been on the boards of directors of many industry organizations including the Association of Canadian Publishers, the Literary Press Group, Access Copyright and the Canadian Copyright Institute.

O’Connor’s areas of interests are problem-based learning, situated learning, and constructivist learning environments. His thesis examines the effects of a constructivist learning environment app on the ability of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to recognize and interpret facial expressions.

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