Dr. David A. Wicks is an Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Chair of the Digital Education Leadership program in the School of Education at Seattle Pacific University. Dr. Wicks has served within the educational technology community in numerous positions throughout his career including high school technology teacher, university computer science lecturer, school district technology facilitator, multimedia author and project manager for an educational technology company, and director of instructional technology for SPU.
Dr. Wicks’ research interests include electronic portfolios, online and blended learning, learning spaces, and computer-supported collaborative learning. He is particularly interested in exploring how student engagement and achievement can be enhanced in digital learning environments.
Professor Wicks is committed to helping educators improve teaching, learning, and assessment with digital tools. He actively shares and learns from teachers through social media. Examples of his work include design and development of a blended graduate program based on the ISTE coaching standards, design of a blog-based electronic portfolio system, creation of a feature-comparison matrix for content capture solutions, and leading SPU’s open iTunes U project. He enjoys facilitating teacher/professor learning communities on topics such as educational technology coaching, learning spaces, blended learning, and online learning. Dr. Wicks is a board member for the Northwest Council on Computer Education (NCCE). He participates in the Northwest Academic Computing Consortium (NWACC), Northwest eLearning Community (NWeLearn), and the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE).