François Desjardins

Retired Professor, Faculty of Education, OntarioTechU · Past Director, EILAB


Dr. François Desjardins was the Director of the Programme de Formation à l’Enseignement (french teacher education program) at the Faculty of Education of the University of Ottawa, and later, Associate Dean at the Faculty of EducationUniversity of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). Apart from almost two decades of experience teaching in a variety of computer-mediated-communication modes of distance education in Canada, he was also a guest professor in an international online distance Master’s program (MARDIF) based in France, and a guest speaker at institutions across North America and Europe. With funding from SSHRC, CFI, ORF and other agencies, his research since the mid 90’s, has led him to develop an epistemological framework of General Technology Competency and Use (GTCU) and apply it to map learners’ and teachers’ technology competency profiles as they function in the digital world.

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