OFFICE OF DIGITAL LEARNING
Middlebury College: Middlebury, VT — 2016 - present
Middlebury College is a prestigious small liberal arts college currently expanding its digital learning efforts. As an instructional designer, I work closely with faculty and staff to plan, design, and create inspiring and effective digital learning environments. I provide support for projects, help to explore new areas of digital learning, and provide insights to strategic decision-making processes related to digital learning. I primarily support the Language Schools, Schools Abroad, and the Bread Loaf School of English and Conferences, while working closely with support teams for the undergraduate College and for the Middlebury Institute for International Studies in Monterey. Because of this broad scope, I work collaboratively with other teams and provide advisement and support where needed.
DIGITAL PEDAGOGY LAB
DigitalPedagogyLab.com — 2013 - present
Digital Pedagogy Lab offers national and international on-ground institutes and training seminars, as well as online courses aimed at raising awareness of the practice of Critical Digital Pedagogy. As Director, I design, develop, and manage projects that reinforce the mission of Digital Pedagogy Lab, namely to provide faculty, students, administrators, technologists, and others with hands-on learning that can affect digitally-influenced classroom practice. I am responsible for outreach to current and new faculty, as well as supervision of the development of curricula for institutes and courses.
HybridPedagogy.com — 2012 - Present
Hybrid Pedagogy is a peer-reviewed digital journal of learning, teaching, and technology which has featured prominent national voices — such as Audrey Watters, Cathy N. Davidson, Howard Rheingold — as well as many international writers. As Director, I lead a team of 18 editors and managers, and am responsible for sustaining the quality and the brand of the journal. I have worked to pioneer our collaborative peer-review process, and to openly share and narrate that process through professional, public, online and on-ground presentations and ongoing dialogue with our community. I also oversee the journal’s educational outreach efforts — largely in the form of Twitter hashtag chats and MOOCs — and recently developed an online professional development course as part of our hiring process for new editors.
RESEARCH & EDUCATION
Instructure: Salt Lake City, UT — 2015 - 2016
The Research and Education department at Instructure provides research insights to the company and the public to enhance the development and use of Canvas, the company’s open-source learning management system. As Senior Editor, I provided conceptual and editorial support to a small team of writers and data researchers. I worked with the VPs of Research and Education and Marketing to engage in research into existing and emerging technologies — with an eye toward collaborative Web technologies and open educational content — and to stay abreast of current trends in K-12 and higher education. I also contributed a tactical and strategic perspective to the company’s vision of the effective use of technologies in teaching and learning.
DIGITAL COMMUNITY ORGANIZER
SEIU: Washington DC — 2014
Adjunct Action is a membership-based non-union effort by the Service Employees International Union to create a professional network for underrepresented adjunct and contingent teachers. As Digital Community Organizer, I developed awareness of the initiative through social media marketing, the design of a new website, live, open events with notable voices such as Sarah Kendzior, Maria Maisto, and Lee Skallerup-Bessette, and through the design and implementation of webinars aimed at supporting adjunct organizing efforts.
Community Colleges of Colorado Online: Denver, CO — 2006 - 2008
CCCOnline develops, administers, and teaches courses for use by the 13-campus system of community colleges in Colorado. As Program Chair, I supported the instructional technology needs of faculty in the English program, including instructional design training and support, consultation and collaboration on the development of new courses, and professional development. I engineered CCCOnline’s first use of open educational resources in Developmental English courses, and encouraged instructional innovation in online learning toward greater student agency and engagement.
SENIOR INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER
Alva Learning Systems: Denver, CO — 2001 - 2003
Alva Learning Systems was an instructional design firm that provided corporate training courses to companies, primarily in the financial market. As an instructional designer, I designed and developed web-based and performance-based training, conducted front-end analysis and developed design documents to specify course objectives and content deliverables, and wrote learning objectives that tracked required competencies.
INVITED TALKS AND WORKSHOPS
Professional Learning Community formation and leadership. 18-month collaboration with University of Dayton English Department. Dayton, OH. 2016-2017
"Digital Pedagogy and Digital Humanities." 2-day intensive at University of Delaware. Newark, DE. 2016.
"Digital Pedagogy Lab: Digital Literacies." 3-day intensive at University of Prince Edward Island. Prince Edward Island, Canada. 2016.
"Digital Pedagogy Lab: Praxis." 3-day intensive at American University in Cairo. Cairo, Egypt. 2016.
“Digital Tools for Collaborative Writing.” With Jesse Stommel. UW Writer’s Institute. Madison, WI. 2015.
“Critical Pedagogy and the Digital Humanities.” 3-day workshop at Lewis & Clark. Portland, OR. 2014.
“A Scholarship of Generosity: New-form Publishing and Hybrid Pedagogy.” Featured session. Online Learning Consortium Emerging Technologies for Online Learning. Dallas, TX. 2014.
“EdTech as an Academic.” Career Forum Roundtable. Online Learning Consortium Emerging Technologies for Online Learning. Dallas, TX. 2014.
“Digital Humanities: Across Disciplines, Across Campus.” Center for Educational Technology & Innovation Workshop. Carroll University. Waukesha, WI. 2013.
“Using Canvas to Change the World.” Featured session. InstructureCon. Park City, UT. 2013.
“MOOCification: The LMS as a Portal to Connected Learning.” Workshop. InstructureCon. Park City, UT. 2013.
“Digital Pedagogy and MOOCification.” NITLE Network Seminar. 2013.
“Assessing Assessment: Grading and Alternatives to Grading in the University Classroom.” Graduate Teacher Program Workshop. University of Colorado Boulder. 2004.
"Critical Instructional Design and Open Education." Open Ed Conference. Richmond, VA. 2016.
"Critical Instructional Design." Keynote at Digital Pedagogy Lab Institute. Fredericksburg, VA. 2016.
“Disrupting the Digital Humanities.” Modern Language Association. Vancouver, WA. 2015.
“If Freire Made a MOOC.” Open Education Conference. Washington, DC. 2014.
“Learning Communities, Interactivity, and Collaboration in MOOCs.” “What is a MOOC?” Building Massive Open Online Communities: a Day of Discussion. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Madison, WI. 2014.
“Narrative Play in World of Warcraft.” Part of “Massive Learning, Massive Play: Constructing Identity and Community through Text and Interface” panel. Computers and Writing. Pullman, WA. 2014.
“Digital Activism: Using Networks to Build Inclusive Community.” Plenary organizer and speaker. Wisconsin and Midwest Women’s and Gender Studies Conference. River Falls, WI. 2014.
“World of Warcraft: A Literary Community.” The Image of Technology conference. Colorado Springs, CO. 2009.
“Teaching Creative Writing Online.” Associated Writing Programs conference. Chicago, IL. 2009.
“Students 2.0.” Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference. Boulder, CO. 2008.
“New Approaches to Plagiarism and Authorship.” “Open Content for New Instructional Delivery.” “Avoiding Faculty Burn-out.” Colorado Community Colleges Online annual conference. 2007.
JOURNALS, ARTICLES, BOOK CHAPTERS
“Open Education as Resistance: MOOCs and Critical Pedagogy.” MOOCs and their Afterlives: Experiments in Scale and Access in Higher Education. With Jesse Stommel. Ed. Elizabeth Losh. University of Chicago Press. 2017.
“Writing at Scale: Composition MOOCs and Digital Writing Communities.” With Christopher R. Friend and Jesse Stommel. Applied Pedagogies: Strategies for Online Writing Instruction. Utah State University Press, 2016.
“The Course as Container: Distributed Learning and the MOOC.” With Jesse Stommel. Global Innovation of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Springer, 2015.
“A Kaleidoscope of Variables: The Complex Nature of Online Education in Composition Courses.” With Christopher R. Friend and Jesse Stommel. Critical Examinations of Distance Education Transformation Across Disciplines. IGI Global, 2014.
Director and Contributor. Hybrid Pedagogy: a digital journal of learning, teaching, and technology. 2012 - present. hybridpedagogy.com
Regular Contributor. Keep Learning. 2013 - present. learning.instructure.com
“Decoding Digital Pedagogy, pt. 1: Beyond the LMS.” Digital Humanities Now Editor’s Choice. 2013.
“Digital Writing Uprising: Third-order Thinking in the Digital Humanities.” Digital Humanities Now Editor’s Choice. 2013.