Learning Design Experience and Values
I have been working in educational technology and instructional design since joining the the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning in 2007, where I worked as an educational technologist. Subsequently, I worked with Columbia’s Language Resource Center as a Senior Program Manager for Distance Learning where I managed a Mellon-funded inter-institutional consortium (the Shared Course Initiative) whose mission is sharing instruction of less commonly taught languages through distance learning technology across Columbia, Cornell, and Yale’s campuses.
I am currently a Learning Experience Designer at the University of Michigan’s Office of Academic Innovation, where I partner with faculty to design open online courses and educational resources. Among the most exciting initiatives in my portfolio is designing Michigan’s evolving series of Teach-Outs – participatory online learning events focused on pressing current issues – modeled on the Teach-Ins of the 1960s, which first took place on Michigan’s campus.
As a learning designer, I am a passionate advocate of open access to digital educational resources. I follow the tenets of Universal Design, in hopes of designing inclusive learning experiences accessible to a global public.
Academic Research and Interests
I am a sixth-year doctoral candidate in the Communications, Media, and Learning Technologies Design program at Columbia University Teachers College. I am currently working on my dissertation, on the topic of “organizational and technological factors that contribute to digital entropy in online learning environments”.
Among my academic and research interests are the history of information and communications, digital humanities, media archaeology and digital preservation, linguistics, Middle East studies, and critical pedagogies.
In my spare time, I also like playing with cameras, saxophones, and bicycles.
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