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 students and citizens more effective and informed,  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 and WSU. 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). He was the 2017 editor of the EDUCAUSE New Horizons feature on the future of educational technology.

He has worked extensively with wiki inventor Ward Cunningham on applications of wiki to education. His work has been covered by The Chronicle, Times Higher Education, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Bloomberg, Newsweek, and Vox. He has appeared on the Today Show to talk about issues with modern social media.

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.Blue Hampshire ran from 2006-2014.

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

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  9. Hi Mike. My name is Chase Palmieri and I’m a co-founder and the CEO of Tribeworthy. We’ve built a platform that I think you’ll find very interesting, both inside and outside the classroom setting. I’d love to speak more with you about what we are working towards, and how you could become an advocate for the Crowd Contested Media movement.

    Thanks and I hope to talk more soon,

    Chase Palmieri

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  12. I just emailed you, Mike.

    I am building exactly the tool you seek: a Chrome extension for students to compose reviews of sites they are investigating. The extension pulls data from the DOM and from WHOIS and offers additional fields for what they deem pivotal evidence and thinking. Their reviews post to a community site for team comment (FERPA compliant) and for application to school projects. Ready for testing by May 1st.

    Bram Moreinis

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