Teaching background

I teach in masters and doctoral programs in Information Science, in Writing Studies, and taught in the Information Technology Studies undergraduate minor. Recent courses include Social Media and Global Change, Community Engagement, Community Informatics, Social Informatics, Inquiry-Based Learning, Pragmatic Technology, Distributed Knowledge, and Literacy in the Information Age. See more on teaching programs I’ve worked with.

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 also 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.

I’ve taught courses at the University of Illinois, Rutgers; The University of Texas; 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.