I believe that learning is the most powerful tool for success. My career goal is to design and research new technologies that redefine the process of learning.


My research focuses on how teachers use social media and web 2.0 tools to connect, collaborate, and co-construct knowledge with one another in informal online settings.


Designing Digital Media for Teaching & Learning Open Online Course
An open online course designed by graduate students in my Educational Web Design Course to help teachers learn how to find, evaluate, design, and use digital media to enhance learning.

K-12 Tech Tools Database

A database of over 2,000 open educational resources and technology tools categorized by subject, grade level, and state or Common Core standard. The site has been viewed more than 200,000 times since 2010.

Professional Learning Network e-Course
An online course that introduces K-12 teachers to various tools for ongoing learning and professional growth.

Building a Digital Reputation
An online learning tool that helps students develop a professional online presence.

ISTE Teacher Education Network Online Communities
Designed three new online communities to encourage members to connect, communicate, and collaborate. Facilitated the Social Media Ambassador program and developed a Social Media Ambassador Training site to increase participation in and awareness of the online communities.

UCSB GradSpace
An online learning community to help new students transition to graduate school.