I am a director of the Technology Integration and Evaluation (TIE) Research Lab at the University of Victoria. The TIE Lab is a Canada Foundation for Innovation funded research laboratory that unites the research interests of co‐Principal Investigators, Dr. Valerie Irvine and Dr. Allyson Hadwin of the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria.
The TIE Lab’s primary focus is on strengthening and linking educational research, policy, and practice in the use of technologies for enhanced networked communication, collaboration, learning, and motivation in education and beyond.
In 2006, the TIE lab was awarded through a $780,000 Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) / BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) infrastructure grant to Drs. Irvine and Hadwin. The magnitude of that grant exceeds CFI infrastructure grants awarded even in the hard sciences and puts UVic on the map as a leader in educational technology provincially, nationally, and internationally.