Lesley is a fourth year PhD student in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. A 2010 recipient of a SSHRC, Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s Award, her research focuses on online reading, digital literacy and online learning, particularly related to pedagogical connections, social presence and discourse analysis. Her undergraduate interests were in English and Linguistics. After a successful career in corporate technology, including Director of Information Technology at Hill and Knowlton and various management positions at Microsoft Canada, she completed her MEd while investigating future educators’ perspectives on digital literacy and their confidence in using technology. At York University, she participated in the Digital Resources Project, the E-Learning Project and the Joyce PS Multiliteracies Project. Her publications include Digital learning resources: Accelerators of change, Avatars: Usefulness in collaborative online learning environments, and Sociocultural and constructivist opportunities for social, authentic and community-building online resources for ESL writing. Lesley can be followed on twitter: @LesleyWilton. Lesley hopes to further understandings of online learning through her research.