Martin Lalonde is an assistant professor in Art Education at the École des arts visuels et médiatiques de l'Université du Québec à Montréal. His research studies the impact of mobile technologies on teaching and learning, the intersection of art education and social work with at-risk populations as well as the amateur visual practices in social media. He is particularly interested in the  use of augmented realities in educational environments, in learner's motivation and engagement, in the didactics of visual and media arts, in the theoretical and practical foundations of art curricula, in visual research methodologies and in the sociology of art education. He obtained his Ph. D. in 2018 at Concordia University where his design-based research work on the complexity of mobile learning networks and on teen's affects of visual communication in social media was supported by the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Scholarship of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and, in title, by the Doctoral Fellowship of the Fonds Québécois de recherche Société et Culture.