Alison Mann, Ph.D
Alison Mann has 24 years of teaching experience in both the K-12 panel and post-secondary education. Currently, Alison is an assistant teaching professor at Ontario Tech University. She teaches various courses, including Learning in Digital Contexts, Equity and Diversity, Foundations of Education, Independent Inquiry and Internship, Assessment in Adult Learning and Graphic Design, Digital Technologies and Learning.
Alison completed her Ph.D. at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), focusing on collaborative media production in global online learning environments. Her research work looks at how restructuring pedagogical practices to promote intercultural communication and collaboration in increasingly diverse global online learning environments may improve student engagement and meaningful cross-cultural interactions.
Her disciplinary background in film production and media education has guided her other areas of research interests, including critical media literacy, instructional video production, and the use of video and audio tools to increase student presence in online contexts. Alison has been a guest at national and international conferences to speak about media education in Ontario and participatory film production with youth. Alison has also pursued her own film productions, most recently as co-producer in a series of documentary films on three influential feminist educators and thinkers. The first documentary has been completed: On Being Maxine Greene (2018).