David Gagnon is a Master’s student of educational technology with Kurt Squire. He works as a faculty consultant for the Engage program within the Academic Technology department of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
After spending time in Namibia at a school for training teachers, he became fascinated in the role of communication technology in history and the science of teaching and learning. Mixed in with GLS, this curiosity has grown into researching interactive media, place-based learning, narrative studies, and group cognition. The basic question is: How can we design stories and play to engage and immerse students in a transformative experience?
David has an undergraduate degree in computer science with electives in 3D visualizations of human language, computer graphics, and microprocessor design.