Thierry Karsenti, M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., holds the Canada Research Chair on information and communication technologies (ICTs) in education. He is also a professor at the University of Montreal, in the field of information and communication technologies and their integration in teacher training and education.
His technopedagogical achievements and innovations have been recognized at both the provincial and national levels. He was awarded first place in the Prix du ministre de l'Éducation contest (1998-1999 and 1999-2000), and along with a team from Université du Québec, received the Prix Hommage 2001 from the Quebec government. As well, he was awarded the Prix d'Excellence en Conception Pédagogique by the Canadian Association of Distance Education (2000) and the Prix PEDAGOGICA-RESCOL for pedagogical innovation in the integration of ICTs (2000). In October 2000, he won the Prix quinquennal d'Excellence en enseignement. He has also been recognized for his contributions, through research activities, to the quality of pedagogy.
His research interests center upon the pedagogical integration of new technologies, open and distance learning, teaching practices and motivation.
He is also a member of the Re.ViCa International Advisory Committee (IAC)