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Jason Ohler
Jason Ohler, PhD
Adjunct Faculty - School of Psychology
Juneau, AK

johler@fielding.edu

PhD, Communication
Simon Fraser University, 1994
 

Areas of Instruction:

  • Topics and Techniques in Distance Education
  • Learning Theory and Application
  • Motivation, Learning, and Technology
  • Communications Theory and Application
  • Writing for the Media
  • Media Publishing
  • Introduction to Media Psychology
  • Special and Advanced Topics in Media Psychology
 

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

  • Distance Learning and E-Learning
  • Assessment of Technological Impact
  • Digital Literacy
  • Storytelling, Digital Storytelling, and Narrative Development
  • New Media Assessment
 

Honors and Awards:

  • 2004: Apple Distinguished Educator Award
  • 2004: Distinguished Career Citation, Alaska State Legislature
  • 1994: Excellence in Education Award, Juneau School District, Alaska
  • 1992: President's Award, Alaska Association for Technology in Education
 

Publications:

  • Ohler, J. & Schrum, L. (2005, Spring). Distance education at UAS - a case study. Journal of Distance Education, 20(1).
  • Ohler, J. (2004). Who's afraid of distance education? In G. Kearsley (Ed.), Online learning: Personal reflections on the transformation of education. Educational Technology Publications.
  • Ohler, J. (2003). Arte: La cuarta competencia basica en esta era figital. EDUTEKA.
  • Ohler, J. (2003). Foreword. DOA, Education in the Electronic Culture. Scarecrow Press.
  • Ohler, J. (2002, November). Voice to text technology--transforming education. Technology and Learning.
  • Ohler, J. (2001, Fall). The problem with our gods. TECHNOS Quarterly, 10(3).
  • Ohler, J. (2001, November). Virtual learning. Technology and Learning, 22(4).
  • Ohler, J. (2001, Spring). A buyer's market: Education in the new economy. The State Education Standard, 2(1). Published by NASBE (The National Association of School Boards of Education, Alexandria, VA).
  • Ohler, J. (2001, March). Education standards as passing fad. Education Digest.
  • Ohler, J. (2001, January/February). Art: The fourth R. Instructor Magazine. Scholastic.
  • Ohler, J. (2001, January/February). Taming the technological beast: The case of the E-book. The Futurist.
  • Ohler, J. (2001). Conversation on technology leadership. Technology and Learning Magazine.
  • Ohler, J. (2001). Then what? Everyone's guide to living, learning and having fun in the digital age. Juneau, AK: Brinton Books.
  • Ohler, J. (Ed.). (2000). Future courses: A compendium of thought about the future of education and technology. Bloomington, IN: TECHNOS PRESS.
  • Ohler, J. (2000). Taking the future back from technology. The Education Digest, 65(5).
  • Ohler, J. (2000, Winter). A matter of degree. TECHNOS Quarterly.
  • Ohler, J. (2000, Winter). A primer on taming the beast: Using technology effectively, creatively, wisely. The Independent School Journal, 59(2).
  • Ohler, J. (2000, October). Art becomes the fourth R. Education Leadership Magazine.
 

Presentations:

  • Ohler, J. (2005, August). Science teachers in an age of then what? Keynote speaker at the Cray Academy, Eau Claire, WI.
  • Ohler, J. (2005, March). Then what? The past, present and future of teaching in the digital age. Keynote speaker at the TUANZ New Zealand National Education Conference. A series of 7 keynotes and 11 digital storytelling workshops delivered throughout New Zealand.
  • Ohler, J. (2005, February). Digital storytelling for teachers. Presented at the ASTE Conference, Anchorage, AK.
  • Ohler, J. (2005, January). Then what? The importance of teachers in the digital age. Keynote speaker at the NEA PR Conference, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Ohler, J. (2004, October). It's time for Alaska to develop its digital economy. Featured speaker at the Alaska State Chambers of Commerce.
  • Ohler, J. (2004, August). Next generation technologies meet next generation learners. Featured speaker at the 20th annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
  • Ohler, J. (2004, August). Then what? Living in an age of digital stories. Keynote speaker at the summer institute of the Southern Colorado Teacher Education Alliance (SCTEA), Pueblo, CO.
  • Ohler, J. (2004, July). Virtual space meets physical space: The facilities frontier. Keynote speaker at the Commission for Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI), Pacific Northwest Regional Conference, Girdwood, Alaska.
  • Ohler, J. (2004, June). Putting the story into digital storytelling. Presented at the Digital Storytelling Conference, Sedona, AZ.
  • Ohler, J. (2004, May). Proactive assessment of technological impact. Presented at the Goddard Space Research Center Colloquium, Washington, DC.
  • Ohler, J. (2004, April). Then what? Stories in the technological age. Keynote speaker at the 02 Digital Media Conference, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Ohler, J. (2004, April). Using technology effectively, creatively, wisely...and funly. Keynote speaker at the Technology and Literacy Conference, Dover, DE. Ohler, J. (2004). Case study of distance education at the University of Alaska Southeast. Roundtable presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Ohler, J. (2004, January). Planning for distance education. Workshop presented at the Instructional Technology Strategies Conference, Salem, OR.
  • Ohler, J. (2004, January). Putting the story into digital storytelling. Workshop presented at the Alaska Society for Technology in Education, Anchorage, AK.
  • Ohler, J. (2004, January). Putting the story into digital storytelling. Workshop presented at the Instructional Technology Strategies Conference, Salem, OR.
  • Ohler, J. (2004, January). Then what? Life after the educational technology revolution. Keynote speaker at the Instructional Technology Strategies Conference, Salem, OR.
  • Ohler, J. (2004, January). Then what? Twenty-five years of educational technology. Keynote speaker at the Alaska Society for Technology in Education, Anchorage, AK.
  • Ohler, J. (2003). Art, storytelling, multimedia and new literacies. Keynote speaker at the Oregon Technology Educator Network, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR.
  • Ohler, J. (2003). Ethical considerations of technology use for administrators. Paper presented at the ISTE National Leadership Project, Deer Valley, AZ.
  • Ohler, J. (2003). Getting in touch with the musician within using MIDI technology. Workshop presented at the Northwest Consortium for Computers in Education (NCCE) Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Ohler, J. (2003). Lessons for distance educators. Keynote speaker at the Alaska Society for Technology in Education (ASTE) Pre-Conference on Distance Educations, Anchorage, AK.
  • Ohler, J. (2003). Planning for distance education. Workshop presented at the Northwest Consortium for Computers in Education (NCCE) Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Ohler, J. (2003). Planning for E-learning. Workshop presented at the Online Learning Institute, Portland, OR.
  • Ohler, J. (2003). Planning for E-learning - Reflections of a distance educator. Keynote speaker at the Online Learning Institute, Portland, OR.
  • Ohler, J. (2003). Projections of self at a distance. Keynote speaker at the Sedona Conference, Sedona, AZ.
  • Ohler, J. (2003). Putting the story into digital storytelling. Workshop presented at the Oregon Technology Educator Network, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR.
  • Ohler, J. (2003). Taming the technology beast. Keynote speaker at the Northwest Consortium for Computers in Education (NCCE) Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Ohler, J. (2003). Teachies are from Venus, techies are from Mars. Featured speaker at the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC), Seattle, WA.
  • Ohler, J. (2003). Teachies are from Venus, techies are from Mars. Workshop presented at the Northwest Consortium for Computers in Education (NCCE) Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Ohler, J. (2003). Teachies are from Venus, techies are from Mars. Workshop presented at the SchoolTech Conference, New York, NY.
  • Ohler, J. (2002). The communication revolution--it's not just for machines anymore. Keynote speaker at the Association for Computer Professionals in Education, Hood River, OR.
  • Ohler, J. (2002). E-commerce in education. Featured speaker at the Alaska Society for Technology, Anchorage, AK.
  • Ohler, J. (2002). Education and the new economy. Keynote speaker at the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators, Salem, Oregon, 2002.
  • Ohler, J. (2002). Planning for virtual and physical space in education. Keynote speaker at the conference of the Commission for Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI), Anchorage, AK.
  • Ohler, J. (2002). Seeing technology's impacts--ahead of time. Workshop presented at the Association for Computer Professionals in Education, Hood River, OR.
  • Ohler, J. (2002). Storytelling, creativity and technology in education. Keynote speaker at the Sedona Conference, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Ohler, J. (2002). Taming the technology beast. Keynote speaker at the Sedona Conference on the Convergence of Media, Technology, Education, and Entertainment, Sedona, AZ.
  • Ohler, J. (2002). Teachies are from Venus, techies are from Mars. Workshop presented at the Association for Computer Professionals in Education, Hood River, OR.
  • Ohler, J. (2001). Education in the new economy. Keynote speaker at the ARCTIC (Alaska Reform of the Classroom Through Technology Integration and Collaboration).
  • Ohler, J. (2001). Education in the new economy. Keynote speaker at the convocation of the Tuolomne School District, Tuolomne, CA.
  • Ohler, J. (2001). Education in the new economy. Keynote speaker at the conference of the South Dakota Association of Career and Technical Education (SDACTE), Sioux Falls, SD.
  • Ohler, J. (2001). Education in the new economy. Keynote speaker, South Dakota Association of Technology Educators, Sioux Falls, SD.
  • Ohler, J. (2001). Education in the new economy/taming the technology beast. Keynote speaker at the Distance Learning Conference, Columbia Basin College, OR.
  • Ohler, J. (2001). Ethics and governance in the digital age. PT3 Vision Quest virtual conference.
  • Ohler, J. (2001). Future trends toward optimism. Keynote speaker at the Innovations Partnership, Mayor's Luncheon, Portland, OR.
  • Ohler, J. (2001). Planning for technology integration. Workshop presented at the Tuolomne School District Convocation, Tuolomne, CA.
  • Ohler, J. (2001). Software tools for teachers. Workshop presented at the Tuolomne School District Convocation, Tuolomne, CA.
  • Ohler, J. (2001). Teachies are from Venus, techies are from Mars. Keynote speaker at the SchoolTech Conference, New York, NY.
  • Ohler, J. (2000, April). Taming the technology beast. Keynote speaker at the Elam Foundation Lecture, Edpress Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Ohler, J. (date?). Building online community/The pedagogy of digital storytelling. Presented at the TALENT Professional Development Broadcast, University of Hawaii.
 

Funded Grants/Contracts:

  • 2002-2003: A Case Study of Distance Education at University of Alaska Southeast.
 

Professional Experience:

  • Adjunct Faculty, School of Psychology, Fielding Graduate University.
 

Other Professional Activities:

  • 2004-present: Associate, The Digital Hub, Dublin, Ireland.
  • 2004-present: Global Council Member, Digital Media Award Executive Committee, Ireland.
  • 2002-present: Advisory Board, Technology and Learning Magazine.
  • 2002-present: TechWit (for Apple Computer, Morris Communications).
  • 1999-present: E-petition to Make Art the 4th R. Web site features the vision, rationale, and resources behind the "Art the 4th R" movement. Includes an e-petition which visitors can sign supporting the recognition of art as the next literacy.
  • 1996-present: Advisory Board, Astrolabe--Ethical Navigation Through Virtual Technologies. 1996-present: Professor, Educational Technology, University of Alaska, Juneau.
  • 2003-2005: Member-at-large, Alaska Information Infrastructure Task Force; University of Alaska Distance Education Steering Board; Chair, President's Ad Hoc Committee on Distance Education.
  • 2005: Using Story to Refocus Your Organization. Workshop Creator, Facilitator, Alyeska Centralized School District.
  • 2001-2004: Advisory Board, Alaska Arts Education Council.
  • 1985-2003: Director, Educational Technology Program, University of Alaska Southeast.
  • President's Professor of Educational Technology and Distance Learning University of Alaska Juneau, Alaska.
 
 
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