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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Robin Kay



Mitch and Leslie Frazer Faculty of Education

Moving the metre on the use of meaningful technology to enrich learning environments.

  • PhD - Educational Psychology University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario 1996
  • MA - Computer Applications in Education University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario 1988
  • BSc - Psychology and Computer Science University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario 1984

Best Practices for Using Classroom Response Systems in the Mathematics Classroom

OAME Annual Conference - Think Big  Toronto, Ontario


Best Practices for Developing Effective Online Course in Mathematics

Ontario Association for Mathematics Education (OAME) Annual Conference - Think Big  Toronto, Ontario


Choosing and Using Web-based Learning Tools for the Mathematics Classroom

OAME Annual Conference - Think Big  Toronto, Ontario


Transforming your Mathematics Classroom with Video Podcasts (Jing)

OAME Annual Conference - Think Big  Toronto, Ontario


Exploring the Use of Laptops in Higher Education: An Analysis of Benefits and Distractions

E-Learn 2012  Montreal, Quebec


A Model for Creating Effective Instructional Video Podcasts

Global Learn: Global Conference on Learning and Technology  Virtual Conference


A Model for Evaluating Online Learning in Secondary School Environments

The Sixteenth Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning  Orlando, Florida


Evaluating and Using Web-based Learning Tools for K-12 Online

The Sixteenth Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning  Orlando Florida


Best Practices for Delivering Effective Instruction in Virtual Classrooms

Ed Media 2010, World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications  Toronto, Ontario


Evaluating the Use of Instructional Video Podcasts for Middle School Mathematics Students

Ed Media 2010  Toronto, Ontario


Examining the Use of Educational Video Clips on Distance Education

Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010  Penang, Malaysia


Exploring the Benefits and Challenges of Using Laptops in Higher Education Classrooms

Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010  Penang, Malaysia


Director, Graduate Studies, Faculty of Education

Ontario Tech University July 1, 2013

Beyond his teaching and research, Dr. Kay aims to elevate Ontario Tech University's Master of Education program to one of the top online programs in North America, creating a vibrant international community.

Professor, Faculty of Education

Ontario Tech University July 1, 2014

During his time at Ontario Tech University, Dr. Kay has received over $240,000 in research funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Canadian Council on Learning. He is currently Dean of the Graduate Studies Committee and Chair of the Graduate Program Committee. Nominated for an Ontario Tech University Teaching Award, Dr. Kay previously served as an associate professor and an assistant professor.

Ottawa District School Board

  • Advanced Research Methods and Design (EDUC 5003G)
    This is a seminar course that examines advanced methods, techniques and software for educational research. The course is intended for students taking the MA program and the project option in the MEd. Many of the examples in the course come from the work of current or past students doing thesis and project research. One outcome of the course for most students is an initial draft of a research proposal that can be presented to their advisor for discussion or elaboration, or as the basis for beginning the research mentoring process. This course is mandatory for MA students and recommended for MEd project option students.
  • Analysis and Design of Web-Based Learning Tools (EDUC 5104G)
    This course allows students to investigate, analyze and design web-based learning tools. Key areas addressed include establishing an operational definition and categorization of web-based learning tools (WBLTs), exploring learning theories and instructional design principles that support the design of WBLTs, understanding the advantages and disadvantages of using WBLTs, analyzing and assessing qualities of effective WBLTs, and exploring strategies for using WBLTs. After developing a strong foundation of theory and design, students will create their own WBLTs.