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Martha Burtis

Martha Burtis

Visiting Fellow

Martha Burtis is Director of the Digital Knowledge Center at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. In this role, she oversees a peer tutoring program that supports students at UMW who are engaged in digital projects. Prior to working as the DKC Director, she served as Special Projects Coordinator in UMW’s Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies, helping administer various faculty and student development projects, including the Online Learning Initiative and Domain of One’s Own. She has also taught classes in various programs and departments across the University in digital storytelling and digital identity. In 2011, she helped originate the online digital storytelling community known as #ds106.

She has worked in higher education for over 15 years, previously serving as director of DTLT and as director of Web development at the University of Montana. She holds a masters degree in instructional technology and media from Teachers College, Columbia University.

In Martha‘s talk at the DMLL Expo 2016 she shared her expertise in balancing strategic thinking , technical prowess, and innovative approaches to teaching and learning technologies.

She’s online at www.marthaburtis.net and on Twitter @mburtis.

 

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Thom Cochrane

Thom Cochrane

Thomas Cochrane is an Academic Advisor and Senior Lecturer in educational Technology at AUT University’s Centre for Learning and Teaching (CfLAT). In 2011 he was awarded as an Ascilite Fellow http://ascilite.org/awards/ascilite-fellows/. His research interests include mobile learning, social software (web 2.0), communities of practice, and the scholarship of technology enhanced learning (SOTEL). His PHD thesis was titled: “Mobilizing Learning: Transforming pedagogy with mobile web 2.0”. Thomas has managed and implemented over 50 mobile learning projects, with a recent focus upon Android and iOS smartphones and the iPad as catalysts to enable student-generated content and student-generated learning contexts, bridging formal and informal learning environments. Thomas has a peer-reviewed research portfolio spanning 38 journal articles, 22 book chapters, and over 100 conference proceedings (http://goo.gl/maps/YxkYP), receiving best paper awards at Ascilite 2009, ALT-C 2011, ALT-C 2012. He has been invited to keynote at several international educational technology conferences including: the 2012 Australian Moodle Moot, the 2012 m-Libraries conference in the UK, the launch of UWS massive iPad project in February 2013, the 2014 IBSA VET Practitioners Conference in Melbourne, and an invited speaker at EdMedia2014 (Tampere, Finland), and an Educator In Residence at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab, Coventry University in September 2015. Thomas was an invited keynote at the University of Western Australia’s Mlearning Summit in September 2016.

Thomas is an AJET Associate Editor, an editorial board member of BJET,  RLTEdeR, and IJMBL, and the coordinator of the Ascilite Mobile Learning Special Interest Group. He is a regular reviewer for a number of educational technology journals including: AJET, CHB, IJMBL, JCHE, UAIS, and TLT.

Thomas was accredited as a Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology (CMALT) on 5 August 2016.

 

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TALK: Think different about mobile learning

 

TALK: Exploring Collaborative Projects using Mobile Social Media

 

“I enjoyed my 2 weeks at DMLL, particularly meeting a range of academics exploring new ideas and student-centred projects. I’ve continued conversations and collaborative project ideas with several of the people I met, and I’m looking forward to working with Coventry University again in September with Martin Jenkins and the ADU, establishing a cMOOC project for CMALT professional development. Highlights for me included meeting @VirtualSarahJ @mjenkins571 @sarnab75 @iuatt2016 @cualanrichards @heloukee @villaronrubia and @disrupt_learn and expanding a professional network. The collaborative spaces at DMLL are a great model to facilitate incubating and sharing innovation in teaching and learning – but the most critical element is the team of people that make it work!”

Thom Cochrane, June 2017

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Audrey Watters

Audrey Watters

Visiting Fellow

Audrey Watters is a writer who focuses on education and technology — the relationship between politics, pedagogy, business, culture, and ed-tech. She has worked in the education field for over 15 years: teaching, researching, organising, and project-managing. Although she was two chapters into her dissertation (on a topic completely unrelated to ed-tech), she decided to abandon academia, and she now happily fulfils the one job recommended to her by a junior high aptitude test: freelance writer.

At the end of every year since 2010 she has reviewed the most important and influential trends in education technology. This isn’t just a “listicle” – a quick dash through popular technologies. Rather, it’s an in-depth exploration and analysis of the events of the year: research.hackeducation.com/trends.html

Audrey was a visiting fellow at the lab in April 2017.

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Videos of Audrey’s talks at the Lab coming soon!

AUDIO: Coventry.Domains Event (3-April-17), talk by Audrey Watters

Please be aware that archive.org is blocked by the Coventry University network, and so you will need to listen to / download the audio elsewhere.

Audrey’s blog posts on talks given at the Lab:

Education Technology’s Completely Over, April 7th 2017, from ‘Perspectives in Education Technology: in conversation with Audrey Watters and Jim Groom’
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Jesse Stommel

Jesse Stommel


Visiting Fellow

Jesse Stommel is Executive Director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at University of Mary Washington. He is also Co-founder of Digital Pedagogy Lab and Hybrid Pedagogy: a digital journal of learning, teaching, and technology. Jesse is a documentary filmmaker and teaches courses about digital pedagogy, film, and new media. Jesse experiments relentlessly with learning interfaces, both digital and analog, and works in his research and teaching to emphasize new forms of collaboration. He’s got a rascal pup, Emily, and two clever cats, Loki and Odin.

He’s online at www.jessestommel.com and on Twitter @Jessifer.

In Jesse’s talk at the DMLL Expo 2016 he spoke about his leading edge practice and research, and his relentless experimentation with learning interfaces, digital pedagogy, film and new media.

 

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Brian Lamb

Brian Lamb

Visiting Fellow

Brian Lamb is Director of Innovation – Open Learning at Thompson Rivers University (TRU), Canada. Before joining TRU he spent more than a decade at the University of British Columbia as a Strategist contributing to a wide range of new media, open education and sustainability education initiatives. He founded some of the earliest campus services for blogs and wikis in higher education.

Brian was a visiting fellow at the Lab in April 2016.

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TALK: Ed Tech Isn’t Dead, It Just Smells Funny

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Peter Gouzouasis

Peter Gouzouasis

Visiting Fellow

January 25 – 28th, 2016 we will welcome Professor Peter Gouzouasis to the lab from the University of British Columbia, (UBC). Over the past 25 years, Peter Gouzouasis’ work at UBC has evolved through three connective strands: (1) teaching and learning in music (including digital media and technologies), (2) developing an understanding of learning in and through the Arts and general curriculum using Arts Based Educational Research methods and digital technologies, and (3) relational, developmental perspectives on lifelong learning. These strands, or themes, have shaped Peter’s current scholarship as distinctive and innovative; expanding the methodological and pedagogical boundaries of arts related educational research and pedagogic practice.

Peter has a wide range of publications. He is particularly interested in non-fictional story-telling using auto-ethnography and duo-ethnography and we will be sharing some of his papers and his favourite writers/ performers to help introduce Peter’s ideas and practices.

During his visit Peter will not only present on his work including opportunity for interactive workshops and drop in sessions, but he will bring his guitar and music to inspire and entertain. We hope his visit will encourage staff, students and researchers across campus to come and share / discuss ideas and perspectives around creative pedagogy, design thinking and poetic/ performance inquiry.

TALK: Contemporary ways of Knowing: Tunes, Tales, and Poetic Representation

 

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Jim Groom

Jim Groom

Visiting Fellow

Jim Groom is the co-founder of Reclaim Hosting, an independent web hosting company focused on the higher education community. Previously he was the director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies and adjunct professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Jim was a visiting fellow at the Lab in April 2016.

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Interview with Jim Groom:

TALK: Back to the Future of EdTech

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