Dr. Stéphane Lévesque, Director of the Virtual History Lab

 Dr. Stéphane Lévesque is Founding director of the Virtual History Lab (VH Lab) at the University of Ottawa


Stéphane Lévesque is professor of history education and Director of the Virtual History Lab (VH Lab) at the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa. His research focuses on students' historical thinking and consciousness, Canadian history, citizenship education, and new media and technology in education. In the early spring of 2011, Dr. Lévesque opened the Virtual Historian Laboratory (VH Lab). Funded by Canadian Foundation for Innovation, this is the first research centre in Canada to study the on-line learning of history. Innovative approaches, such as eye-tracking analysis, are used to study the methods and quality of virtual learning, to clarify the needs of on-line learners, and to develop the models and contexts that lead to improving the design, presentation and evaluation of web sites, simulations and learning materials in history classrooms.

Dr. Lévesque is very active in the national history community. He was a Board member of the Canada's History Society and co-founding member of The History Education Research Network/Histoire et éducation en réseau (THEN/HiER), past president of the Citizenship Education Research Network and co-chair of the Teaching History interest group of the American Educational Research Association. Dr. Lévesque served as educational expert for the Advisory committee on the establishment of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights as well as curriculum expert for the Ontario Ministry of Education on the revision of the Canadian and World Studies curriculum. In 2006, he was nominated by the Council of Ontario Universities for the Award for Excellence in Teaching with technology. In 2011, he was Visiting professor of digital history at Umea University, Sweden. In 2017 he received the ORION Award from the Colleges and Universities of Ontario for exemplary leadership in higher education. 

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