I hold a;
Bachelors in Communication Arts,Bangkok University International College, 2004
Masters of Arts, Webster University, St Louis, MO.
Currently enrolled in post-graduate studies Online Teaching and Learning Certificate at Webster University Online.
Studied theater through various Theaters and Art schools including study with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company through Eugene ONeill Theater Company. Worked on serveral professional telvevision and film projects. Taught ESL in Japan and Thailand.
I began to develop a Web-CT course, directed at first time learners in the field of social network video creation, when I noticed there seemed to be a gap between learners who use the Internet and those who are actually utilize the technology. I found that as people learned to use the social video networking sites people were not being introduced to the user based concepts which these sites are built for. .
I believe that this instruction will give new learners a conceptual idea of the internet as a multi-purpose tool which gives them the ability to interact with the internet in ways that are beneficial to them and allows them to see Online resources as something they can utilize to the benefit of creative creation and distribution.
For the past 20 years, I have been engaged as an educational researcher, evaluator and professor of educational policy. Areas of expertise include education reform, policy implementation and effectiveness, post-secondary attainment and socio-economic disadvantage. My publications address the social institutions and policies designed to promote educational advancement for students, especially the socially disadvantaged. Teaching and research associations over the past 20 years include the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota and Stanford University. I hold a Ph. D. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. from Lawrence University.
I'm the Founder and co-creator of Sophia and I love to create new things. I have a deep passion for education and technology, and I spend a lot of time thinking about how they could come together more effectively. I earned my bachelor's degree in U.S. History from the University of Wisconsin and my MBA from the University of Minnesota. I'm also the proud father of three daughters who give me a lot of great feedback on how to improve Sophia. I hope you'll send me your thoughts and ideas about Sophia. You can also feel free to share your thoughts on education, technology, American history (my personal passions are presidential and immigration history), music, songwriting, or baseball. I’d love to hear from you. - Don