Faculty Innovation Technologist
Center for Teaching, Research and Learning
M.S.Ed Learning Design & Technology (in progress); B.A. Anthropology
David is CTRL's Faculty Innovation Technologist, an open educational resources (OER) Research Fellow for the Open Education Group, as well as a student in Purdue University’s online Master of Science in Education in Learning Design & Technology program.
Before joining AU, he was freelance writer traveling the world for 2 years. Before that, he worked for the Saylor Academy, an education nonprofit designing free online courses built around OER. While there, he developed a completely open MOOC with NASA engineers and Nobel Laureate physicists among other projects.
The bulk of David's work at CTRL centers around online learning and how OER facilitates pedagogical freedom and student performance. He also manages AU’s free WordPress installation, EdSpace, and helps faculty use WordPress for a range of educational purposes from student blogs to whole course sites.