Welcome to my Learning Ecosystems blog!  Thanks for dropping by!

My name is Daniel Christian and I am the Founder and Author of this Learning Ecosystems blog. I’m also the Director of Instructional Services at Western Michigan University’s Cooley Law School, and am an Adjunct Faculty Member at Calvin College (teaching within their Computer Science Department).

In this blog you will find leading edge information on a variety of topics relevant to the worlds of K-12 and higher education (including law schools), as well as the world of corporate training and development.  I seek to help individuals and organizations build their own learning ecosystems by curating promising resources that involve emerging technologies and trends, pedagogies, strategies, visions, ideas, innovations, and more.

I’m working hard to change higher education (including law schools) — urging institutions to reinvent themselves to become more relevant, accessible, affordable, and effective in developing lifelong learners.  I urge them to consider that they operate on a continuum of learning — addressing the ever-changing K-12 student on one side of things, while on the other side of things, keeping an eye on what our graduates need to be able to do once they enter the rapidly-changing workplace.

Finally, I work to help others discover and develop the gifts, abilities, passions, and vocations that the LORD gave to them.


Daniel S. Christian


I enjoy scanning several types of landscapes — looking for trends, discerning patterns, connecting seemingly disparate topics/events, and identifying emerging technologies that look promising. I’ve come to value and practice:

  • strategic, innovative, visionary thinking
  • self-directed learning (heutagogy)
  • futurism

A quick snapshot of my educational background looks like this:

  • Capella University: Master of Science, Instructional Design for Online Learning
  • San Francisco State University’s Multimedia Studies Program: Certificate, Web Design & Production
  • Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies: Certificate, Computer Studies
  • Northwestern University: Bachelor of Science, Economics

I contribute to Campus Technology magazine, evoLLLution.com, eLearning Learning, elearningfeeds.com, Quibly, and other organizations and projects such as Citrix’/Mighty Guides Mobile Education ebook.

Anyway, I look forward to our conversations. Here’s to developing a love of learning!

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