All posts by David Collien

I'm the Chief Technology Officer at OpenLearning (although I sometimes spell it as "Teachnology" to see if anyone notices). I love building things in software and tinkering with technology, but my real passion is in its cross-disciplinary applications in the arts and humanities. While my past preoccupations have been with building robotic artworks, I now study the intersection of educational theory and technology practice. I recently started learning how to embroider, but my embroidery style leans toward weaving in some functional electronics.

10 engaging activity ideas to enhance interaction in your online course

Explore interactive activities you can create with our tools to keep students immersed and engaged in your courses.

Five tips to build a thriving social community on OpenLearning

Online learning shouldn’t be a ‘lonely’ experience. Check out these five tips on how to create a thriving social community on OpenLearning.