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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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Headshot-style photograph of Dr. Laura Morrison wearing a red-orange dress.

Laura Morrison

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Education

Contact information

Charles Hall - Room 305
Downtown Oshawa
61 Charles Street
Oshawa, ON L1H 4X8



Dr. Laura Morrison has worked in higher education as an instructor and research collaborator for over a decade. During this time, she has published prolifically in the areas of online learning, pre- and in-service teacher education, critical digital literacies and making as a pedagogical approach for inclusive education.

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Courses taught

Bachelor of Arts (Educational Studies)

  • Design Thinking & Visual Design for Education
  • Teaching Methods
  • Writing & Digital Literacy
  • Digital Technology & Advanced Teaching Methods

Bachelor of Education

  • Learning in Digital Contexts
  • English Language Arts
  • History
  • Digital Literacies
  • Information Literacy
  • ICT in the Classroom

Master of Education

  • Critical & Reflective Practice
  • The Adult Learner in the Digital Age

Research and expertise

  • Online learning
  • Pre-service teacher education
  • In-service teacher professional learning
  • Critical Digital Literacies
  • New Literacies
  • Multiliteracies
  • Making/Makerspaces
  • STEAM learning
  • Morrison, L., & Jacobsen, M. (2023). The Role of Feedback in Building Teaching Presence and Student Self-Regulation in Online Learning. Social Sciences & Humanities Open, 7(1) 
  • Hughes, J., Morrison, L., Robb, J. & Schira-Hagerman, M. (2023). "It feels like I have a camera in my eye": New methods for literacies research in maker-oriented classrooms. Frontiers in Education, 8. 
  • Morrison, L. & Hughes, J. (2022). Making the shift to virtual professional learning. Technology, Pedagogy & Education, 32(1), 105-116. 
  • Morrison, L., Becker, S., Hughes, J., Schira-Hagerman, M., Jacobsen, M. (2022). Supporting teachers' understanding of innovative maker pedagogies during a pandemic through the design of ethical and relational online professional learning. In M. Jacobsen, & C. Smith (Eds.), Online learning and teaching from kindergarten to graduate school (pp. 198-227). Canadian Association for Teacher Education. 
  • Hughes, J., Morrison, L., & Robb, J. (2021). Making STEAM-based professional learning: A four-year DBR study. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 47(3). 
  • Morrison, L., Robb, J., Hughes, J., & Lam, M. (2021). Social presence in virtual professional learning. Journal of Digital Life & Learning, 1(1), 93-110. 
  • Hughes, J., Morrison, L., & Robb, J. (2020). 'Virtually' a maker: Making in an online graduate course. International Journal on Innovations in Online Education, 4(4), 
  • Hughes, J., & Morrison, L. (2020). Innovative learning spaces in the making. Frontiers in Education, 5(89), 1-17. 
  • Hughes, J., Morrison, L., Mamolo, A., Laffier, J., & de Castell, S. (2019). Addressing bullying through critical making. British Journal of Educational Technology, 50(1), 309-325.