Teaching has been one of the most satisfying aspects of my work. I’ve taught units or tutored at every school (or pre-school) grade level, but my formal appointments have been at colleges and universities.
I most recently taught at undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels in Information Sciences and Writing Studies. This includes courses such as Social Informatics, Inquiry-Based Learning, Pragmatic Technology, Distributed Knowledge, Literacy in the Information Age, Social Media and Global Change, Inquiry–Based Learning. In 2017, I taught Academic Writing for Multiple Audiences (Boston College).
I also taught various courses in the Education at the University of Illinois. Early in my career I taught Computer Science at Rutgers and The University of Texas at Austin. Courses included Non-Numerical Algorithms, Natural Language Processing, Question Answering by Computer, Artificial Intelligence, Models of Thought, and Discrete Structures, as well as basic programming and data structure courses.
I’ve taught at the University of Queensland, Australia; Tampere University, Finland; University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany; King’s College, Nepal; Boston College, and given guest lectures in many other universities.
Most of my teaching has been at the graduate level, with interdisciplinary enrollment. My students have come from Library and Information Science, Education, Writing Studies, Communications, Linguistics, Economics, Computer Science, and other departments. I’ve enjoyed teaching undergraduates as well. One of my favorite experiences was teaching a sixth-grade science class in Brisbane; another was leading a technology class for older adults through the National Urban League.
I’ve led workshops and presented on inquiry-based learning and new media with teachers, librarians, museum educators, community groups, university faculty, researchers, corporate and government groups. These have been in over 20 countries, including Australia, China, Russia, Haiti, Turkey, as well as throughout Europe and North America.
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