Office 267 Heritage Hall

Brief Biography: Dennis O'Connor teaches Elearning and Online Teaching and the E-learning Practicum. He is also the Program Advisor for the E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program. He has over forty years experience as an educator. In addition to teaching Mr. O'Connor has worked as a freelance magazine writer, a corporate training director, and educational technology consultant. In 1995, groundbreaking work in technology infused interdisciplinary teaching led to a Milken Educator Award. After working online with the ISTE, National Educational Technology Standards Project in 1998, Mr. O'Connor became a project writer developing units of practice for ISTE-NETS, Connecting Curriculum and Technology. Mr. O'Connor remains active as a NETS standards review consultant and project writer for ISTE. Dennis is currently Senior E-Learning Architect and founding partner with the21st Century Information Fluency Project. He specializes in creating online curriculum to teach Internet searching, evaluation, and ethical use of digital information.

Teaching Interests: In addition to teaching Mr. O'Connor has worked as a freelance magazine writer, a corporate training director, and educational technology consultant.

Research Interests: information theory - Co-Author Teaching Information Fluency: How to Teach Students to Be Efficient, Ethical, and Critical Information Consumers, 2014

Professional Interests: Information Fluency, online collaboration, social media, mindful learning, integrative medicine, writing

Roles and Responsibilities: Teach E-Learning Practicum, advise on e-job search process, manage social media for the Graduate Certificate program.