Director – Experiential Design and Gaming Environments (EDGE) Lab
Associate Professor, Early Childhood Studies/Communication and Culture
Ryerson University, Canada
Jason Nolan is autistic. He is also director of the experiential design and gaming environment (EDGE) lab, and associate professor in early childhood studies at Ryerson University. He is a faculty member in the joint Ryerson/York graduate program in Communication and Culture. Jason graduated with a Ph.D. in critical pedagogy from the University of Toronto in 2001, with a dissertation on virtual learning environments. His research focuses on adaptive design for children with disabilities, multi-sensory environments, gaming/play, privacy/autonomy, sensory play, STEM & informal learning environments. His work has appeared in journals such as Information, Communication & Society, New Media & Society, Surveillance and Society, and Canadian Children. He is co-editor of The International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments (2006).