My research while at the University of Washington was in new literacies – specifically, how multimodal communication influences our thinking about technology and literacy in the 21st century. Given this fact, it made little sense to friends and family that I wanted to move to Africa, and they were further perplexed by my acceptance to move to a technology-bereft country situated in the visually spare Sahara desert. But I could think of no better way to confront my assumptions about learning in the digital age other than to experience the absence of such technologies. I saw my work in Mauritania as an opportunity to examine the hidden curriculum of multi-modality and Internet access. In what ways do these new forms of communication sh...
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...f Inquiry. Our evaluation rubric for a successful course is based upon the Ignation Pedagogical Paradigm and supports the values of a Seattle University education.
In addition, I continue to design completely online courses for teachers looking to improve their teaching around genocide issues through USC 's Shoah Foundation. As the lead designer of IWitness, I continue to contribute to the evolution of the platform as a social and historical learning tool. Presently I am designing a tool that enables students to interactively investigate testimonies through time and geography.
It is my hope to leverage any of these opportunities or connections; however, I am completely open to new opportunities that could make use of my learning design or research skills that I know would be appreciated within the interdisciplinary environment of the UW 's College of Education.
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