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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



Faculty of Education

Contact information

Education Building - Room 526
Downtown Oshawa
11 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON

905.721.8668 ext. 2679


Dr. Robin Kay is currently the Dean and a Full Professor in the Faculty of Education at Ontario Tech University in Oshawa, Canada. Dr. Kay received his MA in Computer Applications in Education at the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. in Cognitive Science (Educational Psychology) at the University of Toronto.  He has published over 200 articles, chapters, and conference papers in the area of pedagogy, education, and technology and has taught in the fields of computer science, mathematics, and educational technology for over 30 years at the high school, college, undergraduate and graduate level. 

Current projects include research on AI in education, e-learning tools, online and blended learning in secondary and higher education, video podcasts, scale development, emotions and the use of computers, and factors that influence how students learn with technology

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Research and expertise

Research areas include:

  • Blended and flipped learning environments
  • Design, quality and effectiveness of video podcasts and online learning tools
  • Mobile apps and learning
  • Scale development and research methodology
  • Technology and mental health
  • Use and impact of technology in K-12 and higher education classrooms
  • Virtual classrooms