David is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Digital Education Leadership program in the School of Education at Seattle Pacific University. He has served within the educational technology community throughout his career including jobs as 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 at SPU.
David's research and teaching interests include student blogging for reflective assessment, online and blended learning, and learning spaces. You can view an ongoing stream of his students’ learning portfolios at http://edtechsandbox.org. Other project examples include: development of a blended graduate program based on the ISTE coaching standards, design of a blog-based electronic portfolio system.
Professional learning is important for development of content, pedagogy, and technology knowledge. To grow professionally, David collaborates with Puget Sound-area teachers to host EdCamps through http://edcamppugetsound.org, share with and learn from teachers through social media, and participate in professional organizations. He is a past chair of the Online Learning Consortium’s Emerging Technology Conference. In addition to NCCE, David participates in the Northwest Academic Computing Consortium (NWACC), and the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE).