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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.

Dr. David A. Wicks is an Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Chair of the Digital Education Leadership program in the School of Education at Seattle Pacific University.

Dr. Wicks has served within the educational technology community in numerous positions throughout his career including: high school technology teacher, university computer science lecturer, school district technology facilitator, multimedia author and project manager for an educational technology company, and director of instructional technology for SPU.

Dr. Wicks’ research interests include electronic portfolios, online and blended learning, learning spaces, and computer-supported collaborative learning. He is particularly interested in exploring how student engagement and achievement can be enhanced within digital learning environments.

Professor 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: design and development of a blended graduate program based on the ISTE coaching standards, design of a blog-based electronic portfolio system, creation of a feature-comparison matrix for content capture solutions, and leading SPU’s open iTunes U project. He enjoys facilitating teacher/professor learning communities on topics such as edtech coaching, learning spaces, blended learning, and online learning. Dr. Wicks participates in the Northwest Council on Computer Education (NCCE), the Northwest Academic Computing Consortium (NWACC), Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE), and the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE). He serves as an Associate Editor for Cogent Education Journal, Taylor & Francis Online.

Selected Publications

  • Sawers, K., Wicks, D., Mvududu, N., Seeley, L., & Copeland, R. (2016). What Drives Student Engagement: Is it Learning Space, Instructor Behavior or Teaching Philosophy? Journal of Learning Spaces, 5(2).
  • Wicks, D., Craft, B. B., Lee, D. D., Lumpe, A., Henrikson, R., Baliram, N., & Wicks, K. (2015). An evaluation of low versus high-collaboration in online learning. Online Learning Journal, 19(4).
  • Wicks, D. A., Craft, B. B., Mason, G. N., Gritter, K., & Bolding, K. (2015). An investigation into the community of inquiry of blended classrooms by a faculty learning community. The Internet and Higher Education, 25, 53–62.

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.”