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David Wicks

David Wicks

Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction

Phone: 206-281-2367
Office: Peterson Hall 411

Education: EdD, Seattle Pacific University, 2013.

David A. Wicks, EdD, joined the School of Education at Seattle Pacific University after serving as the University’s Director of Instructional Technology for 15 years. Dr. Wicks has had numerous roles throughout his career in educational technology, including high school teacher, university lecturer, school district technology facilitator, multimedia author, and project manager for an educational technology company.

Research interests include online and blended learning, learning spaces, computer-supported collaborative learning, and electronic portfolios. He is particularly interested in exploring how to enhance student engagement and achievement within digital learning environments.

Dr. Wicks is committed to helping educators improve teaching, learning, and assessment with digital tools. He actively shares and learns from teachers through social media. Examples of his work include the design of a Web 2.0 electronic portfolio system based on WordPress, creation of a feature-comparison matrix for lecture capture solutions, and leading SPU’s iTunes U project. He enjoys facilitating faculty learning communities on topics such as learning spaces, blended learning, and online learning. Dr. Wicks is a member of MERLOT, the Sloan Consortium, Northwest Council on Computer Education (NCCE), and the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE). He serves as an Associate Editor for MERLOT’s Teacher Education Editorial Board, where he reviews learning objects and educational apps. He was recently honored for his work as conference chair for the 2014 International Symposium for Emerging Technologies in Online Learning.

Selected Publications

  • Denton, D.W. & Wicks, D. (2013) Implementing electronic portfolios through social media platforms: Steps and student perceptions. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks 17(1), 125–135.
  • Wicks, D., Ellis, A., & Lumpe, A. (2013) The use of collaborative tools and student perceptions of social presence. Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, 2371–2379.

Please view Dr. Wicks’ CV (PDF) for other publications.

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Why I Teach at SPU

David Wicks, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction; Chair of MEd in Digital Education Leadership

“I teach at SPU because this is a place that values innovation. Faculty are invited to explore and develop new research-based methods for teaching, learning, and assessment. Sandbox pilots investigating improvements in pedagogy are encouraged. SPU is a great place to be if you want to participate in what the future of education can look like.”