Dr. Rebecca Quintana is an Adjunct Lecturer at the School of Education, where she teaches courses such as Educational Applications of Augmented and Virtual Reality and Learning Experience Design. Along with Dr. Chris Quintana, she co-directs the Learning Experience Design Certificate Program, a joint collaboration between the Center for Academic Innovation and the School of Education. Quintana is also a faculty affiliate with the Digital Studies Institute and a member of the Diversity Scholars Network with the Center for Institutional Diversity.
Quintana applies learning sciences theories and methods to the design of technology-rich learning environments. Her research focuses on online learning, immersive learning environments, and equitable and inclusive design. Along with her collaborators, she explores how people learn with technology, including with tools that enable social learning and knowledge building. In her teaching, she advances innovative approaches that use technology to instantiate community-oriented approaches to instruction. She earned her PhD from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto in the department of curriculum, teaching and learning.