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Dr. Jason Ohler is a professor emeritus and lifelong digital humanist who has been helping students at all levels, K thru PhD, understand the ethics of living a digital lifestyle. His recent book, 4Four Big Ideas for the Future, reflects on his 35 years in the world of educational media. Visit JasonOhlerIdeas.com.

 

General Focus

Dr. Jason Ohler is a professor emeritus, speaker, writer, teacher, and student of the future. He is also a lifelong digital humanist who is well known for the passion, insight, and humor he brings to his presentations, projects and publications. He has spent over three decades leading educators, students and community members in the effective, creative and wise use of technology. He is well known for his work in the areas of art the 4th R, creatical thinking, and digital imagination; digital citizenship and living informed, inspired digital lifestyles; and narrative, literacy and technology.  He is first and foremost a storyteller, telling tales of the future that are grounded in the past. For more information visit his web site at: www.jasonohlerideascom.

Digital Citizenship Panelist

Dr. Jason Ohler is a professor emeritus, speaker, writer, teacher and thought leader who has been actively researching cyber life over three decades. He is well known for his work in narrative, literacy and technology, as well as in the area of digital citizenship and living informed, inspired digital lifestyles. He is author of many books, articles and resources, has received many awards for his work, and is well known for the passion, insight, and humor he brings to his presentations, projects and publications. He has recently returned from presenting to industry leaders at Twitter Headquarters about the future of digital citizenship.

Digital Citizenship Focus

Dr. Jason Ohler is a professor emeritus, speaker, writer and a lifelong digital humanist who is well known for the passion, insight, and humor he brings to his writings, projects, teaching and presentations. During the 1980s he created one of the first educational technology masters degrees for teachers in response to desktop computing that was founded on principles of digital citizenship. He has been helping community members, organizations and students at all levels understand the ethical implications of being digital citizens in a world of roller coaster technological change ever since. His most recent book, 4Four Big Ideas for the Future, reflects on his 35 years in the world of educational media and innovation in order to chart a course for a future. He is first and foremost a storyteller, telling tales of the future that are grounded in the past.


"The future is just getting started. Let's help it along by telling stories that are inspiring and thoughtful, and that are worthy of our imaginations.”

 

Jason currently teaches in Fielding Graduate University's Media Psychology PhD program. For more information visit his web site at: www.jasonOhlerIdeascom.

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Big ideas. They change everything.

 

Jason has spent a lifetime helping others dream big ideas about their digital possibilities. His refreshing perspectives reach beyond the use of devices and lead to imaginative ways to think about and use evolving technology to enhance education and learning...and build the futures we want.

 

A popular keynote speaker, Jason’s enthusiasm and engaging approach has re-energized many educators with new ideas for inspiring students. An acclaimed author of several ground-breaking books, articles and web-resources, he has helped develop programs in educational technology, media psychology, digital citizenship and art and technology. Described by some as a digital humanist, he helps us understand the complex world in which we live, and is devoted to helping schools, students, organizations and clients connect with their communities, pursue their dreams and tell their stories.

 

Above all, Jason is a storyteller…someone who clearly loves what he does and loves sharing it with others.

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Dr. Jason Ohler is a professor emeritus, speaker, writer, teacher and cyber researcher. He is also a lifelong digital humanist who is well known for his passion, insight, and humor he brings to his presentations, projects, and publications.

 

He has worked both online and in classrooms at home and internationally for over a quarter century helping students develop the new literacies they need to be successful in the digital age. He is a passionate promoter of "Art the Next R" and of combining innovation, creativity and digital know-how to help reinvent teaching and learning.

 

He is also an enthusiastic champion of the need for students to learn how to use technology wisely and safely, with awareness and compassion, so they can become informed and productive citizens in a global digital society. He has won numerous awards for his work and is author of many books, articles, and online resources.

 

Many call him a futurist, he calls himself a nowist, believing we have what we need now to create the kinds of communities we need to meet the challenges of the digital age with creativity and humanity. His current book, Digital Community, Digital Citizen, explores the issues of helping our students blend their digital and non-digital lives into one integrated approach to living. His previous book, Digital Storytelling in the Classroom, reminds us that he is first and foremost a storyteller, telling tales of the future that are grounded in the past.

 

“The goal is the effective, creative, and wise use of technology . . . to bring together technology, community, and learning in ways that work. And while we are at it, to have fun.”

Digital Citizenship and Parents

Parenting in the Age of the Internet

Come learn how to be engaged with your children’s digital lives in positive, supportive ways. Learn how to help them take advantage of the best the Internet has to offer while being savvy, safe and responsible. They need your help to navigate the future.

 

Dr. Jason Ohler is a professor emeritus, speaker, writer and a lifelong digital humanist who is well known for the passion, insight, and humor he brings to his presentations. He has been actively researching cyber life for over three decades, working directly with students, teachers and parents, helping them to navigate the Internet and the world of digital technology in ways that are smart and inspired.

Character Matters Conference

Digital Citizenship and Character Education

Navigating ethics during times of extreme change, fearlessly and hopefully
For many, digital citizenship embraces every fear they have about our children being in cyberspace. But if we're wise, we'll use digital citizenship to create the digital lifestyles and communities that reflect what's best in us, and we will employ character education as a foundation to help us get there. The goal is for students to learn how to use technology not only safely and responsibly, but also with a sense of inspiration, opportunity and humanity.

 

This presentation provides an overview of digital citizenship’s origins and characteristics, as well as its implications for education. We will take an in-depth look at its connections with character education, and how character education should be used to provide a foundational approach to the many issues associated with digital citizenship. In addition, this presentation models activities that can be used with students – as well as teachers, administrators and community members – to develop leadership skills in the area of character building and digital citizenship.

 

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Dr. Jason Ohler is a Professor Emeritus and Distinguished President’s Professor, University of Alaska, in the fields of educational technology and virtual learning. He has spent the last 7 years helping develop the first PhD in Media Psychology at Fielding Graduate University, where he currently teaches in the areas of digital ethics, media literacy, digital citizenship and digital storytelling and narrative. He is author of many books and articles about digital literacy, citizenship and the future of technology, learning and society. His last two books, 4Four Big Ideas for The Future, and, Digital Community, Digital Citizen, focus on the development of wisdom needed to navigate the ethical journey posed by living a digital lifestyle, as well as the creation of programs and activities to address our ethical path going forward as we head into an uncertain future created by rollercoaster innovation. He is author of the column Digital Citizenship for Big Ideas Media, and he is author of The Big Ideas Newsletters, in English and Spanish, about the future of technology and digital citizenship.

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