Mike Caulfield is currently the director of blended and networked learning at Washington State University Vancouver.

Before that he was employed by Keene State College as an instructional designer,  and by MIT as director of community outreach for the OpenCourseWare Consortium.

He has worked in educational technology since 1997. Among projects from the late paleolithic were the Persona Project, an attempt to integrate English Composition classes with the creation and maintenance of a student-produced online encyclopedia (1997);  Transcript Media, a site which made public domain educational material available to P-12 educators (1997-2000);  GameGoo, some of the first commercially produced Flash-based educational games on the internet (1999); Columbia Online, a simulation-based online curriculum for Columbia University (2000-2003, as part of Cognitive Arts), and various e-learning projects for Fortune 500 companies.

Since 2005 he has focused his energy on understanding how online communities and open resources can make institutions more effective,  most prominently at MIT as the first director of community outreach for the OpenCourseWare Consortium, but also as a founder of a number of local and hyperlocal online communities, and in numerous instructional design projects at Keene State College. He has been recognized for his thinking on these issues, both at national conferences and through Hapgood, his long running blog on educational technology issues (hapgood.us).

Outside of education, he is possibly best known as a co-founder of the 5,000 member online political community Blue Hampshire in 2006, a site described by Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas as “one of the most influential blogs in the nation”, and one of eight blog communities chosen in 2007-2008 for syndication by Newsweek’s Ruckus Project.

His lo-fi electro song “Miss McGinty’s Ghost” reached #26 on the Latvian Radio airplay charts in May 2011. He still has no idea why.

5 Comments on “About”

  1. […] Downes is guiding me daily through this flourishing of MOOCs. I enjoyed his link to a post by Mike Caulfield, MOOCs and Textbooks Will End Up Courseware. Mike observes “the best way to think of a MOOC […]

  2. […] about what an ethical MOOC should look like determined to blog about it this today.  Thankfully Mike Caulfield has already written another good response to Cole (Reply to Cole: Pushing Back vs. Pushing Forward) […]

  3. I also write about MOOCs, if you’re interested. I teach at a Cegep in Montreal. goo.gl/fb/EhPD9

  4. […] Mike Caulfield, in un commento a questo post: […]

  5. […] We have the privilege of bringing together powerful thinkers like Adeline Koh and Marcia Devlin and Mike Caulfield as keynotes, plus systems-level folks and established researchers and students and grad students […]

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