hero image
Jason Ohler, PhD - Fielding Graduate University. Juneau, AK, US

Jason Ohler, PhD Jason Ohler, PhD

Adjunct Faculty - School of Psychology | Fielding Graduate University

Juneau, AK, UNITED STATES

Leading integration of technology effectively, creatively, wisely, with a sense of fun and purpose

Media

Publications:

Jason Ohler, PhD Publication Jason Ohler, PhD Publication Jason Ohler, PhD Publication Jason Ohler, PhD Publication Jason Ohler, PhD Publication Jason Ohler, PhD Publication Jason Ohler, PhD Publication Jason Ohler, PhD Publication

Documents:

Photos:

loading image loading image loading image loading image loading image

Audio:

Social

Biography

Jason Ohler, PhD, is a member of the adjunct faculty in the School of Psychology. He is Professor Emeritus of Educational Technology at University of Alaska, where he was honored with a Distinguished Professorship in the area of digital literacy, narrative, and citizenship.

He has been a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, teacher, and researcher, covering topics on many areas of living and learning in the Digital Age.

He has spent three decades working with students, educators, parents, government officials, policy makers, community leaders to integrate technology into education, community development, government, and business effectively, creatively, wisely, and with a sense of fun and purpose.

Industry Expertise (4)

Education/Learning Mental Health Care Research Training and Development

Areas of Expertise (10)

Distance Education Learning Theory and Application Communications Theory Media Psychology Assessment of Technological Impact Digital Literacy Storytelling Digital Storytelling Narrative Development New Media Assessment

Accomplishments (8)

ASTE's Making IT Happen Award (professional)

(2015) Sponsored by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

Alaska Society for Technology in Education Lifetime Achievement Award (professional)

(2013)

WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award, for Stories of Culture and Place (professional)

(2008)

Special Contribution Award, International Visual Literacy Association (professional)

(For Art the 4th R, 2006)

Distinguished Educator Award (professional)

(2004) Awarded by Apple

Distinguished Career Citation (professional)

(2004) Awarded by the Alaska State Legislature

Excellence in Education Award (professional)

(1994) Awarded by the Juneau School District, Alaska

President's Award (professional)

(1992) Awarded by the Alaska Association for Technology in Education

Education (1)

Simon Fraser University: PhD, Communication 1994

Affiliations (5)

  • Institute of Digital Media and Child Development
  • The Digital Hub : Associate
  • Digital Media Award Executive Committee : Global Council Member
  • Technology and Learning Magazine : Advisory Board
  • Full Sail University Education and Media Design & Technology Program

Media Appearances (1)

Values: The Foundations for Negotiating Digital Citizenship

The Huffington Post  online

2014-02-10

Jason Ohler asks "what behaviors and codes of conduct are befitting citizens who occupy these new [digital] communities?" (Ohler, 2010, p.35) and explains that these questions cannot be resolved, only debated. However, in order for a school or other education body to establish curricula to educate young people about digital citizenship, a working model of this concept does need to be defined...

view more

Event Appearances (4)

Science teachers in an age of then what?

(August, 2005) Cray Academy  Eau Claire, WI.

Then what? The past, present and future of teaching in the digital age

(March, 2005) TUANZ New Zealand National Education Conference  New Zealand

Digital storytelling for teachers

(February, 2005) ASTE Conference  Anchorage, AK.

It's time for Alaska to develop its digital economy

(October, 2004) Alaska State Chambers of Commerce  Anchorage, AK.

Articles (4)

Digital Citizenship Means Character Education for the Digital Age Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review

(2012) The reality of students' cyber lives has thrust upon educators a new approach: creating character education programs tuned to digital youth that are proactive and aggressive. This will help integrate students' digital activities within the context of the communities in which ...

view more

The Power and Peril of Web 3.0: It's More than Just Semantics Learning and Leading with Technology

(2010) The Information Age has been built, in part, on the belief that more information is always better. True to that sentiment, we have found ways to make a lot of information available to the masses—perhaps more than anyone ever imagined. If you Google global warming, for ...

view more

Orchestrating the media collage Challenging the Whole Child: Reflections on Best Practices in Learning, Teaching, and Leadership

(2009) It is no coincidence that the words letter and literacy look alike. When the concept of a literate person arose centuries ago, it referred to those few who were considered educated, precisely because they “knew the letters.” To this day, the prevailing definition of a ...

view more

The world of digital storytelling Educational Leadership

(2006) Imagine you are watching the digital story that Kim, a 6th grader, has created for a language arts assignment. As the story opens, the computer screen slowly fills with photographs of Kim's parents, one from when they were young and another taken more recently. ...

view more

Contact