Thierry Karsenti, M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D. is Director of the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la formation et la profession enseignante (CRIFPE) (Interuniversity research centre on education and the teaching profession). Besides holding the Canada Research Chair in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education, Professor Karsenti is also a Full Professor at the University of Montreal. His field is the Integration of Information and Communication Technology into Teacher Training.
His technopedagogical accomplishments and innovations in teacher training have been recognized in Quebec and Canada. He has won the Prix du ministre de l'Éducation and the Prix Hommage awarded by the Government of Quebec, the Prix d'Excellence en Conception Pédagogique Award of Excellence from the Canadian Association of Distance Education, and the Prix PEDAGOGICA-RESCOL for pedagogical innovation in the integration of ICT. In addition, while he was teaching at the University of Quebec, he received the Prix quinquennal d'Excellence en enseignement. He has also earned recognition for his contributions to research and the quality of his university teaching.
His research interests lie in the areas of integration of new technologies into education and open and distance learning.