Nadia Naffi, PhD Candidate | Associate Researcher

Nadia Naffi, EILAB

Nadia Naffi, PhD Candidate
Concordia University · Associate Researcher, EILAB

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Nadia Naffi is a part-time teaching faculty at UOIT, a performance consultant, an instructional designer and a consultant in the development of online courses, with over twenty years of experience working in educational settings. She specializes in the design of synchronous and asynchronous training and interactive learning in a socio-constructivist perspective.

She is also a Ph.D. candidate in education (with a focus on educational technology) at Concordia University in Montreal. Her research focuses on the influence of social media on the integration and inclusion of refugees in host societies.

Website: https://nadianaffi.com/

SELECTED BURSARIES

Doctoral Fellowship (2014-2018)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canada: $80,000

Doctoral Research Scholarship (2013-2016)
Fonds de Recherche Société et Culture Québec (FRSCQ), Montréal, Canada: $60,000

SELECTED AWARDS

SSHRC Storyteller Finalist (2017) goo.gl/AD4Qu8
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada: $3000

The ACFAS Certificate
Representing Concordia University at “Ma these en 180 secondes 2017”, Montréal, Canada

Concordia 3-Minute Thesis PhD Runner Up Award (2017)
Concordia University, Montréal, Canada

Concordia Public Scholars Award (2017-2018)
Concordia University, Montréal, Canada: $10,000

Concordia’s Newsmaker of the Week (Sept 2016)
University Communications Services (UCS)
Concordia University, Montréal, Canada
http://www.concordia.ca/content/shared/en/news/main/items/2016/10/3/newsmaker.html

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Selected Articles Published in Peer Reviewed Scientific Journals

  1. Naffi, N., Davidson, A.-L. (2016). Examining the integration and inclusion of Syrian refugees through the lens of personal construct psychology. Personal Construct Theory & Practice, 13, 200-209, 2016 Complete paper online: [http://www.pcp-net.org/journal/pctp16/naffi16.pdf]
  2. Lysenko, L., Rosenfield, S., Dedic, H., Savard, A., Idan, E., Abrami, P. C. … Naffi, N. (2016). Using interactive software to teach foundational mathematical skills. Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 15, 19-34. Retrieved from [http://www.jite.org/documents/Vol15/JITEv15IIPp019-034Lysenko2154.pdf]
  3. Davidson, A.-L., Naffi, N. (2012). Une analyse des représentations d’enseignants réfléchissant à une expérience d’implantation d’un portfolio électronique. Revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie / Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology. 38(3), 19 p. Complete paper online: [http://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/article/view/659/348]

Selected Articles Published in Peer Reviewed Conferences Proceedings

  1. Naffi, N., Davidson, A.-L. (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 ». July 2015, Paris, France. https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01180297/
  2. Davidson, A.-L., Raby, C., Naffi, N. (2015). Entre imposer un fonctionnement en CAP et co-construire une CAP de 2015 pédagogiques – parcours de recherche-action collaborative. Actes de colloque de la Biennale internationale de l’éducation, formation et pratiques professionnelles « Coopérer ». July 2015, Paris, France.
  3. Davidson, A.-L., vanOostveen, R., Suarez, W., Naffi, N., Arabuli, N., Desjardins, F. (2015). A Case Study About the Implementation of Problem-Based Learning and Mobile Technologies in Ecuador. In S. Carliner, C. Fulford & N. Ostashewski (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (pp. 1155-1162). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  4. Naffi, N., Davidson, A.-L. (2015). Walking the Tightrope Between Online and Offline Life: What Adolescents Learn about CMC through Interactions in Social Media. In S. Carliner, C. Fulford & N. Ostashewski (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (pp. 627-632). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  5. Davidson, A.-L., Naffi, N. (2015). Problem-based learning online: transformative experiences for students and design challenges for professors. In S. Carliner, C. Fulford & N. Ostashewski (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (pp. 544-547). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Selected Presentations in Peer Reviewed Conferences

  1. Naffi, N., Davidson, A.-L. (2017) (Accepted) Understanding How Youth Construe Online Interactions About the Syrian Refugee Crisis to Better Intervene in the Inclusion and Integration Processes of the Refugees in Offline Educational and Professional Environments. CSSE. May 28-May 31, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
  2. Raby, C., Gadbois, M.E., Davidson, A.-L., Naffi, N. (2017) (accepted). Participation à une communauté d’apprentissage regroupant différents personnels de six écoles d’un même secteur : vécu des participants après une année. 4e Colloque International en Éducation. Enjeux actuels et futurs de la formation et profession enseignante, CRIFPE. Montreal, Canada.
  3. Davidson, A.-L., Naffi, N., Cucinelli, G., Romero, M., Price, D., Ruby, I., Matheson, T. (2017) (accepted). Exploration de la culture « maker »: premières expériences d’acteurs en education. 4e Colloque International en Éducation. Enjeux actuels et futurs de la formation et profession enseignante, CRIFPE. Montreal, Canada.
  4. Naffi, N., Davidson, A.-L. (2017) (Accepted) Une analyse des représentations que les jeunes de la société d’accueil se font des réfugiés Syriens en fonction du contenu partagé en ligne. 85e Congrès de l’Acfas. Vers de nouveau sommets, McGill University. May 8-12, Montreal, Canada.
  5. Naffi, N., Davidson, A.-L. (2017) Using Personal Construct Psychology to reveal how Canadian youth construe the presence of Syrian refugees in Canada based on shared online content. In Panel: Identity Issues and Contextual Implications Surrounding the Settlement of Immigrants and refugees in Canada: Integration, Inclusion, Feeling of Belonging and Social Media.19th National Metropolis Conference. 16-18 March. Montreal, Canada.
  6. Naffi, N. (2016). Victimes ou terroristes: Révéler l’image que les jeunes des sociétés d’accueil se construisent des réfugiés syriens en fonction du contenu partagé sur les réseaux sociaux. SHERPA. Recherche, Immigartion, Société “Openning the doors to refugees: Practices and Policies”. Bloc: Médias et accueil des réfugiés, avec Simon Collin, Titulaire de la Chaire de Recherche du Canada sur les enjeux cocioculturels du numérique en education. Nov. 22-23, Montreal, Canada.
  7. Naffi, N., Davidson, A.-L. (2016) Personal Construct Psychology: A Framework and Research Methodology to Analyze Youth Perceptions of Inclusion. XIIIth European Personal Construct Association Conference “A new spirit in PCP: linking people, ideas & dreams”. July 7-11, Padua, Italy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsWYE0JJ51
  8. Davidson, A.-L., Naffi, N., Raby. C. (2016) Construct analysis as a means to solve conflict through developing professional learning communities in schools. Personal Construct Psychology: A Framework and Research Methodology to Analyze Youth Perceptions of Inclusion. XIIIth European Personal Construct Association Conference “A new spirit in PCP: linking people, ideas & dreams”. July 7-July11, Padua, Italy.
  9. Naffi, N., Davidson, A.-L. (2016). Exploiting Facebook and Google Docs in Online Higher Education and Unleashing the Power of Asynchronous Work in a Problem-Based Learning Approach. SALTISE Annual Conference, Designing Instruction for Learning: Blending Pedagogy, Technology and Space, UQAM. June 3rd, Montréal, Québec.
  10. Davidson, A.-L., vanOostveen, R., Suarez, W., Naffi, N (2016). A Case Study About the Implementation of Mobile Technologies Through Problem-Based Learning in a Teacher Education Program in a Developing Country. CSSE. May 28th– June 2nd, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
  11. vanOostveen, R., Davidson, A.-L., Naffi, N (2016). Exploring Problem-Based Learning in Higher Education: Case Studies About the Changing Roles of the Teacher and the Learner. CSSE. May 28th– June 2nd, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

MEDIA

  1. Interview with Anne-Marie Yvon. L’impact des medias sociaux sur l’intégration des réfugiés. Radio Canada International ( February 13, 2017) http://www.rcinet.ca/fr/2017/02/13/limpact-des-medias-sociaux-dans-lintegration-des-refugies/
  2. Interview in Arabic with Fadi Harouni. ????? ??????? ????????? ???????? ??? ????? ????? ?? ????? ??????? ???????? L’impact des medias sociaux sur l’intégration des réfugiés. Radio Canada International. ( February 13, 2017) http://www.rcinet.ca/ar/2017/02/13/121851/
  3. Interview with Chantal Srivastava. La peur des réfugiés. Doc/postdoc. Les années lumières (November 20, 2016). http://ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/les_annees_lumiere/2015-2016/chronique.asp?idChronique=422319
  4. Interview with Mireille Bridi Bouabjian. Prestige Magazine. (November, 2016). http://www.prestigemag.co/fr/2016/11/nadia-naffi/
  5. Interview with Barry Morgan. Barry Morgan Show. CJAD800AM. (September 26, 2016). How social media affects our perception of refugees. https://soundcloud.com/barry-morgan-show/how-social-media-affects-our-perception-of-refugees-september-26-2016
  6. Interview with Simon Coutu. VICE Québec. (September 26, 2016). Le racism sur Twitter et Facebook nuirait à l’intégration des réfugiés. http://www.vice.com/fr_ca/read/le-racisme-sur-twitter-et-facebook-nuirait-a-lintegration-des-refugies
  7. Interview with Derick Fagel. Breakfast Television Montreal. City TV. (September 20, 2016). Social Media Attitudes Toward Syrian Refugees. [http://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/5133202970001/]
  8. Interview with Myriam Fimbry. (September 15, 2016). ICI-Radio Canada. [http://ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/info_matin/2016-2017/archives.asp?date=2016-09-15] at min 3:34. [https://soundcloud.com/user-858704579/medias-sociaux-refugies-syriens-et-inclusion-reportage-par-myriam-fimbry-de-radio-canada]
  9. Press Release by Cléa Desjardins. (September 14, 2016). How social media shapes attitudes towards refugees Fear-mongering or friendly? A Concordia researcher investigates the fallout from online chatter, and its policy ramifications. [http://www.concordia.ca/news/stories/cunews/main/stories/2016/09/14/fear-mongering-or-friendly-how-social-media-shapes-attitudes-towards-refugees.html]
  10. Press Release by Cléa Desjardins. (September 14, 2016). Alarmistes ou bienveillants, les médias sociaux influencent les attitudes envers les réfugiés. Une chercheuse de l’Université Concordia étudie les répercussions – politiques et autres – du bavardage en ligne [https://www.concordia.ca/content/shared/fr/actualites/central/communiques-de-presse/2016/09/14/fear-mongering-or-friendly-how-social-media-shapes-attitudes-towards-refugees.html]