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)
Areas of Expertise (10)
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)
WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award, for Stories of Culture and Place (professional)
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
Simon Fraser University: PhD, Communication 1994
- 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
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...
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.
(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 ...
(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 ...
(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 ...
(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. ...