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 was an Adjunct Faculty Member at Calvin College for the last 5 years.

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 exemplary 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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My thanks go out to Campus Technology Magazine for letting me contribute to this year's CT Impact Awards!

 

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UIX: When the future comes to West Michigan, will we be ready?

 

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Contributing Author to evoLLLution.com - an organization focused on lifelong learning
Mapping the Trends on Our Doorstep: The Pace of Change Has Changed
The Need For More “Trim Tab Groups” In Higher Education
Specialists Central to High-Quality, Engaging Online Programming
Future-Gazing: What Learning Ecosystems Might Look Like By 2025
Change is Optional, Survival is Not Guaranteed
Establishing Better Collaboration Between the Corporate World and Higher Education
The Power and Possibility of Mobile Learning
The Value Of Liberal Arts: Keeping Your Job From A Robot
The Potential Of Cloud-Based Education Marketplaces
How Technological Advances Will Reshape the Online Student Experience in 10 Years
Technology Literacy Should Be a Consideration in Any Adult Education Program

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My thanks go out to Campus Technology Magazine for letting me contribute to this year's CT Impact Awards!

 

 

My thanks go out to David Raths for letting me contribute to this piece out at CT Magazine

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Daniel Christian-- Member of the Advisory Council for the 2018 Next Generation Learning Spaces Conference

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Daniel Christian: Member of the Judging Committee for the 2015 Campus Technology Innovators Awards!

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2015 Must-Read Higher Ed IT Blogs

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10 higher education blogs worth following

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