Jason Ohler

Jason Ohler
Fielding Graduate University | The Fielding Institute · School of Psychology

Professor Emeritus, Educational Technology and Virtual Culture; PhD, Communication, Simon Fraser University, Study of Virtual Culture

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January 2009 - April 2016
Fielding Graduate University
Position
  • Professor, Media Psychology
September 2003 - September 2008
University of Alaska
Position
  • President's Distinguished Professor, Educational Technology and Virtual Learning

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Publications (24)
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The digital age beckons us to usher in a new era of character education, aimed directly at addressing the opportunities and challenges of living a digital lifestyle.
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Best-selling author and educator Jason Ohler addresses how today's globally connected infosphere has broadened the definition of citizenship and its impact on educators, students, and parents.
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Attracting Minorities to Geosciences Through Involved Digital Story Telling (AMIDST) is a project funded by the Geoscience Directorate of the National Science Foundation through their program entitled Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in Geosciences. This project centers around the idea of integrating place-based geoscience education with cultu...
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Being able to read and write multiple forms of media and integrate them into a meaningful whole is the new hallmark of literacy. It is no coincidence that the words letter and literacy look alike. When the concept of a literate person arose centuries ago, it referred to those few who were considered educated, precisely because they "knew the letter...
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Through creating electronic personal narratives, students become active creators, rather than passive consumers, of multimedia. Imagine you are watching the digital story that Kim, a 6th grader, has created for a language arts assignment. As the story opens, the computer screen slowly fills with photographs of Kim's parents, one from when they were...
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The Internet's multimedia environment requires students to work as designers and artists. In this multimedia world, art is a basic literacy, and students need education in art literacy. This paper recommends that schools: rename and demystify art; hire more art teachers; increase fourth-literacy requirements in teacher education; and schedule one s...
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Each technology connects us to some opportunities while disconnecting us from others. We should get in the habit of evaluating the likely impacts of a given technology before we adopt it.
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In an era when students design Web sites for projects and integrate video, graphics, and animation into their presentations, art is fast becoming the new literacy for our times. One of the many reasons I enjoy being an educator during this time of unprecedented change is that the potential for revelation is great. To do my best revelation-hunting,...
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This book discusses and develops similar strategies for a variety of new media, primarily focusing on those that are emerging by way of the Internet. It also evaluates whether these new technologies are helpful in satisfying user need. Chapter One explores the tension created by an emotional versus rational relationship with technology. It examines...
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Discusses a book, "Taming the Beast: Choice and Control in the Electronic Jungle" that explores 27 key issues about technology in order to understand its impact on ourselves, social structures, and the environment. Highlights include the effective use of technology in schools; anxiety concerning technology; technological literacy; and education ref...
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Describes MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) technology and music education; provides information on conducting a MIDI workshop for all ages; and offers guidelines for creating a MIDI workstation for the classroom. Hardware and software vendor contact information is provided. (PEN)
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This article is concerned with these two aspects of distance education: how it can change our approach to learning and how it can change us. Through the eyes of its potential we can navigate the long journey of addressing some of the educational problems that have plagued us since Sputnik and that have increasingly turned the American public into a...
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The American school system is an invention of the Industrial Revolution. Schools were organized like industries to train workers for an industrial society. The resulting large, low-context, industrial schools institutionally discriminate against Native students. Also antagonistic to Native students is the dogma of Western science, a reductionist mo...
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En una era en la que los estudiantes diseñan sitios web como proyectos de clase, e integran vídeo, gráficas y animación dentro de sus presentaciones, el arte se esta convirtiendo rápidamente en el nuevo alfabetismo de nuestro tiempo. Una de las muchas razones por las que disfruto ser educador en ésta época de cambios sin precedentes, es porque nues...
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From simultaneous transmission and total electron yield (TEY) measurements of the Cu-metal K EXAFS we find that their amplitudes at low T are dampened up to 25 % relative to the established transmission standard. All spectroscopic artefacts causing dampened EXAFS amplitudes are considered in detail and were found absent. We conclude that the "dampi...
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Imagínese que usted está viendo la historia digital que Kim, estudiante de grado 6°, como ha generado para una tarea de Lenguaje. Al iniciar la historia, la pantalla de la computadora se va llenado lentamente con las fotografías de los padres de Kim, una de ellas cuando estaban jóvenes y otra tomada más recientemente. Se oye en el fondo música inst...

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