Michael D. Hilborn is a member of Harvard University Academic Technology. Initially a web application developer, Michael designed, developed, and maintained instructional tools for Harvard's first online course platform, the Instructor's Toolkit, and its successor, Course iSites. Promoted (or punished?) into management, Michael led the design, implementation, and operation of many key administrative and academic tools utilized by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). He now oversees several development teams devoted to creating instructional, administrative, and research tools for the entire University.
In addition to his managerial role, Michael acts as a Teaching Assistant at the Harvard Extension School for a variety of introductory web development and application courses. He enjoys writing and playing computer games, specifically Interactive Fiction, and would love to see games and/or gamification become a staple in teaching and learning within higher education.