David A. Wicks, EdD, is an Associate Professor and Chair of the MEd in Digital Education Leadership in the School of Education at Seattle Pacific University.
Dr. Wicks has served within the educational technology community in numerous positions throughout his career including: high school technology teacher, university lecturer, school district technology facilitator, multimedia author and project manager for an educational technology company, and director of instructional technology for SPU.
Dr. Wicks’ research interests include online and blended learning, learning spaces, computer-supported collaborative learning, and electronic portfolios. He is particularly interested in exploring how student engagement and achievement can be enhanced within digital learning environments.
Professor Wicks is committed to helping educators improve teaching, learning and assessment with digital tools. He actively shares and learns from teachers through social media. Examples of his work include: the design of a Web 2.0 electronic portfolio system based on WordPress, creation of a feature-comparison matrix for lecture capture solutions, and leading SPU’s open iTunes U project. He enjoys facilitating faculty learning communities on topics such as learning spaces, blended learning, and online learning. Dr. Wicks is a member of MERLOT, the Sloan Consortium, Northwest Council on Computer Education (NCCE) and the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE). He serves as an Associate Editor for MERLOT’s Teacher Education Editorial Board where he reviews learning objects and educational apps. He was recently honored for his work as conference chair for the 2014 International Symposium for Emerging Technologies in Online Learning.