Michael D. Smith
Digital Learning Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia
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.
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).