I am currently the Faculty Innovation Technologist at American University’s Center for Teaching Research & Learning (CTRL), an 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, I was freelance writer traveling the world full-time for 2 years. Before that, I worked for the Saylor Academy, an education nonprofit designing free online courses built around open educational resources. While there, I created hundreds of course resources guides to help educators design OER-based courses, and developed a completely open course with NASA engineers and Nobel Laureate physicists.
The bulk of my work at CTRL centers around online learning and how OER facilitates pedagogical freedom and student performance. I also co-manage AU’s free WordPress installation, EdSpace, and help faculty use WordPress for a range of educational purposes from student blogs to whole course sites.