Adam Barger is the Associate Director for Academic Innovation at William & Mary. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership, and an MS.Ed in Instructional Design and Technology. His current research interests include next generation learning environments, innovation across teaching contexts, and the use of educational technology for student engagement. As an educationalist, Adam regularly collaborates with faculty members to provide expertise and implementation strategies for pedagogy and eLearning. Most recently, he co-led a study exploring the Digital Learning Environment at William & Mary and co-led the development of online and hybrid course development seminars for faculty development. Before arriving at William & Mary, Adam spent 12 years in K-12 education as a social studies teacher and technology resource specialist.
A recent evaluation of campus learning tools at the College of William & Mary prompted an opportunity to think systematically about aligning the digital learning environment with institutional goals.
The author views educational technology leadership and practice through the lens of three threshold concepts and his experiences at the 2017 ELI Annual Meeting.