I am very happy to announce that I will be joining the Harvard Library this fall in a new position focusing on online learning. As the Online Learning Librarian, I will be leading and managing collaborative efforts in the development and delivery of innovative e-learning programs and services across Harvard libraries. I will be collaborating with the HarvardX team, as well as with Research, Teaching and Learning library staff across Harvard to design and develop programs to build and assess online learning modules and tutorials that develop student research experiences and skills. I am very excited to be able to bring my perspective as a communication scholar to research on pedagogical and technological innovations and learning outcomes in the online learning area, and to be able to develop and apply best practices drawn from research.
I am a communication technology expert with more than 15 years experience in higher education including teaching, program administration, management and research. I am particularly interested in communication issues related teaching and learning with technology, online collaboration, and participation in online communities. My research has been focused on the ways that new media affect our everyday communicative and cultural practices, with an emphasis on discourse structure.
As a former pubic radio professional, I am also interested in new forms of media production such as podcasting and I maintain an ongoing interest in modern science fiction audio drama.
I received my Ph.D. in Communication Studies from The University of Texas at Austin in 2006, and an MA in Media Communications Management from Webster University in 1996.
You can follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/DiscourseMarker. I can be reached via email at kris at krismarkman dot com.