Michael D. Smith

Digital Learning Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia

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Digital Learning Specialist in the Center for Teaching Excellence at Georgia Gwinnett College.

Graduate of the University of Georgia's M.Ed. program in Instructional Design and Development, where I studied the design and development of engaging learning experiences.

Graduate of the University of Washington's Virtual Worlds Certificate program, where I studied the design and development of immersive 3D virtual learning environments.

Currently a student in Emory University's Web Design Certificate program, where I'm studying the design and development of responsive web sites using HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

Interests: instructional design, instructional technology, educational technology, distance learning, e-learning, blended learning, hybrid learning; training and development; leadership, engagement, motivation and flow; gamification, game-based learning, multiplayer classrooms, serious games, alternate reality games; social media, social networking, online communities, online collaboration; augmented reality, virtual worlds, virtual immersive environments, 3D learning environments; mythology and storytelling; mysticism, eastern philosophy, Buddhism, Taoism; hang gliding, paragliding; martial arts (Aikido, Ninjutsu, Wing Chun).

  • Education
    • M.Ed. – Learning, Design, and Technology, UGA, 2014
    • B.A. – Philosophy and Religion, Emory University, 1989