Megan Cotnam-Kappel is an associate professor and specialist in the fields of Educational Technology and Minority-Language Education in the Faculty of Education. She received doctoral degrees from l’Université de Corse Pascal Paoli and the University of Ottawa. She also completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research agenda targets the empowerment of youth and teachers through the development of their digital literacy skills. Her particular research interests include the development of skills related to the Maker movement and coding as well as digital citizenship. She is deeply committed to teaching and research that aims to close the digital use divide for minority groups across Canada.Professor Cotnam-Kappel is a member of the team and a researcher with the She is the principal investigator of the Exploring the Digital Lives of Youth project.