“I try and learn something new (outside of school and work) each week. Some recent learning experiences that I thought were interesting include classes I took on glass art making and pottery wheel throwing, learning to conduct water quality tests, and training for political canvassing.”
Austin comes to Digital Promise from the University of Maryland, where he researched learning technology policy and design. Austin’s research at UMD included blended learning implementation research with the D.C. Public Schools and design-based research aimed at developing STEM learning technologies. He has also worked as an Open Educational Resources Fellow at the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and as an intern with the PBS Education team. Before moving to the D.C. metro area, Austin analyzed data for the research team at Imagine Learning and taught high school courses on a part-time basis. He studied economics at Brigham Young University and is currently finishing a graduate degree in human-computer interaction at the University of Maryland.