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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.