D. Christopher Brooks


D. Christopher Brooks, Ph.D., serves as a Senior Research Fellow for the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research, or ECAR, (http://www.educause.edu/ecar), In this role, He is a principal investigator on a number of ECAR research projects including the Integrated Planning and Advising Services (IPAS) project, the annual Study of Faculty and Information Technology, and the forthcoming Analytics project.

Prior to joining ECAR in December 2013, Dr. Brooks served as a Research Associate in the Office of Information Technology at the University of Minnesota where he researched the impact of educational technologies and Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs) on teaching practices and learning outcomes, completion rates and the impact of MOOCs on student learning, and evaluating blended learning environments. His research appears in a range of scholarly journals including the British Journal of Educational Technology, EDUCAUSE Quarterly, the International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, The Journal of College Science Teaching, Evolution, the Journal of Political Science Education, and Social Science Quarterly, and in the edited volume Blended Learning: Research Perspectives, Vol. 2. His co-edited volume of New Directions for Teaching and Learning on Active Learning Spaces was published 2014 and his co-authored book, /A Guide to Teaching in the Active Learning Classrooms: History, Research, and Practice/ was publication in 2016.

Christopher earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Indiana University in 2002. He has taught courses in comparative politics and political theory at Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne (IPFW), St. Olaf College, and the University of Minnesota.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • 2016 Student and Technology Research Study
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports

    This hub provides findings from the 2016 student study, part of the EDUCAUSE Technology Research in the Academic Community research series.

  • The IT Workforce in Higher Education, 2016
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports

    This research focuses on the evolving IT workforce needed to support contemporary models of IT service delivery and the emerging world of analytics. ECAR will characterize the current higher education IT workforce; assess the organizational climate; and explore the roles, competencies, and career trajectories of four specific professional roles.

EDUCAUSE Presentations


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