Malcolm Brown

Biography

Malcolm Brown has been Director of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative since 2009 and has initiated major ELI undertakings such as its Seeking Evidence of Impact program and the Learning Space Rating System. Prior to assuming the ELI directorship, he was the Director of Academic Computing at Dartmouth College, overseeing a team active in instructional technology, research computing, classroom technology, and pedagogical innovation. During his tenure at Dartmouth, he worked actively with the ELI, contributing chapters to the EDUCAUSE eBooks, helping to plan focus sessions, and serving on the ELI Advisory Board. He has been a member of the EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies committee and was the editor for the New Horizons column for the EDUCAUSE Review. He has served as a faculty member of the EDUCAUSE Learning Technology Leadership program. He has been on the Advisory board for the Horizon Report since its inception in 2004 and served as Chair of Board of the New Media Consortium. Malcolm holds a pair of BA degrees from UC Santa Cruz; studied in Freiburg, Germany, on Fulbright scholarships; and has a PhD in German Studies from Stanford University. He has taught several academic courses on Nietzsche and maintains the Nietzsche Chronicle web site. He is a member of the Frye Institute class of 2002. He has given presentations in Japan, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates; and has spoken most recently at Columbia University, Penn State, and the University of Minnesota. He hosts the ELI webinar series and presents on the EDUCAUSE Live! webcast.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • A Bird's Eye View of Teaching & Learning: 2018 Will Be an Amazing Year
    • Blog

    When was the last time you asked somebody to make your work harder? Certainly, until now, I've never done so, much less thank them for doing so. But we at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) have the higher education teaching and learning community to thank for doing precisely that: making an aspect of our job very difficult indeed.

  • The Academic Library and the Promise of NGDLE
    • Article

    A major goal of the academic library is to support student learning, and recent research has revealed promising correlations between libraries and student success. However, data difficulties may stymie this research unless librarians engage in next generation digital learning environments and learning analytics initiatives on their campuses.

EDUCAUSE Presentations

Memberships

EDUCAUSE Member

EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • Constituent Group Leaders
    • Member: 1996 - 2010
  • ELI 2017 Annual Meeting Program Committee
    • Staff Liason: 2016 - 2017
  • ELI Focus Session 2015 Program Committee
    • Staff Liason: 2015
  • ELI 2016 Annual Meeting Program Committee
    • Staff Liason: 2015 - 2016
  • ECAR Analytics Working Group
    • Staff Liason: 2014 - 2016
  • ELI Advisory Board
    • Member: 2006 - 2009
    • Staff Liason: 2014 - Present
  • ELI Fall Focus Session Advisory Group
    • Staff Liason: 2012,2014 - 2015
  • ELI 2015 Annual Meeting Program Committee
    • Staff Liason: 2014 - 2015
  • ELI Spring Focus Session Advisory Group
    • Staff Liason: 2012 - 2013
  • ELI Faculty Development Advisory Team
    • Member: 2013 - 2014
  • ELI 7 Things You Should Read About Advisory Group
    • Staff Liason: 2013 - 2015
  • ELI 2014 Annual Meeting Program Committee
    • Staff Liason: 2013 - 2014
  • ELI 7 Things You Should Know About Advisory Group
    • Staff Liason: 2013 - Present
  • ELI SEI Advisory Group
    • Staff Liason: 2012 - 2015
  • ELI 2012 Spring Focus Session Advisory Group
    • Staff Liason: 2012
  • ELI 2013 Annual Meeting Program Committee
    • Staff Liason: 2012 - 2014
  • Core Data Service Advisory Group
    • Member: 2011 - 2016
  • ELI 2012 Annual Meeting Program Committee
    • Staff Liason: 2011 - 2012
  • ELI 2011 Fall Focus Session Advisory Group
    • Staff Liason: 2011
  • Institute LTL Program Faculty
    • Staff Liason: 2006 - 2010
  • ELI 2011 Spring Focus Session Advisory Group
    • Staff Liason: 2010 - 2011
  • ELI 2011 Annual Meeting Program Committee
    • Staff Liason: 2010 - 2011
  • ELI 2010 Fall Focus Session Advisory Group
    • Staff Liason: 2010
  • Learning Space Rating System Team
    • Staff Liason: 2010 - 2019
  • ELI 2010 Spring Focus Session Advisory Group
    • Staff Liason: 2009 - 2010
  • ELI 2010 Annual Meeting Program Committee
    • Staff Liason: 2009 - 2010
  • ELI 2009 Online Fall Focus Session Advisory Group
    • Staff Liason: 2009
  • ELI 2008 Fall Focus Session Program Committee
    • Member: 2008
  • ER Department Editors
    • Member: 2008 - 2009
  • Evolving Technologies Committee
    • Member: 2005 - 2007
  • ELI 2006 Spring Focus Session Program Committee
    • Member: 2005 - 2006
  • SAC Program Committee
    • Member: 2005 - 2006
  • ELI 2005 Fall Focus Session Program Committe
    • Member: 2005
  • Advisory Committee on Teaching and Learning
    • Member: 2001 - 2003
  • EDUCAUSE 2001 Program Committee
    • Member: 2000 - 2001
  • CAUSE97 Program Committee
    • Member: 1996 - 1997