Dr. Jason Ohler

Jason is a professor emeritus and president’s distinguished professor of educational technology and virtual learning. He has written many books and articles about the challenges and opportunities of living and learning with technology, and spent many years working directly with teachers and students in classrooms, at home and internationally.

Jason is a regular contributor to a number of high profile blogs, (character.org, Big Deal Media), and is sole author of the Big Ideas Newsletter (English/Spanish), available at jasonOhlerIdeas.com. He is well known for the passion, humor and insight he brings to his presentations.

He is also an enthusiastic champion of the need for students to learn how to use technology wisely and safely, with awareness and compassion, so they can become informed and productive citizens in a global digital society. He has won numerous awards for his work and is author of many books, articles, and online resources.

Many call him a futurist, he calls himself a nowist, believing we have what we need now to create the kinds of communities we need to meet the challenges of the digital age with creativity and humanity. His current book, Digital Community, Digital Citizen, explores the issues of helping our students blend their digital and non-digital lives into one integrated approach to living. His previous book, Digital Storytelling in the Classroom, reminds us that he is first and foremost a storyteller, telling tales of the future that are grounded in the past.

"The goal is the effective, creative, and wise use of technology . . . to bring together technology, community, and learning in ways that work. And while we are at it, to have fun."

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