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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).



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  2. Here’s something for your on-line diary for the new year: live streaming of World ORT’s Wingate Seminar which, for 2011, will be exploring the theme of Digital Content Creation for Learning.

    The Seminar brings participants from Argentina, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Israel, Lithuania, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Ukraine & Uruguay to ORT House in London between January 10 and 14.

    But four of the five days will be streamed on-line meaning anyone can participate – wherever they are.

    Speakers include: Professor Jonathan Drori, formerly head of commissioning for BBC Online & Current Chair of the H. H. Wingate Foundation; Danny Nicholson, Interactive Whiteboard Trainer (www.whiteboardblog.co.uk); Professor Tom Boyle, Director of the Learning Technology Research Group at London Metropolitan University; and, Theo Kuechel, consultant on digital media and technologies for learning.

    You will be able to view the stream via http://tiny.cc/wingate11 where we will also put up the full timetable for streaming in the new year.

    1. Hi Krisca,

      I am happy to let people find your infographic about learning analytics here. Great job! While I have shared infographics in the past, I am trying to stick to my own content these day. 🙂

      Have a good day,


  3. Hi David,
    I’m getting in touch with you in regards to the Edcamp Seattle event. I work for Glogster EDU and we are interested in helping sponsor your event via a discount on our product for all attendees as well as some licenses to give away as door prizes. Please get in touch with me for more details. Thanks

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