Who’s Dave?

Well… a matter of a certain debate. I’m a father of two little critters and the partner of a very cool blogger. I’m a person who thinks about the variety of ways in which the world is changing and tries to make sense of it. My primary interests are how technologically mediated communities affect learning and how knowledge can be created by real folks when what we mean by knowledge is always what we mean by knowledge. I try to keep this CV reasonably up to date. http://davecormier.wikispaces.com/

I work for UPEI as their Manager of web communications and innovations… I’m not sure what this means, but i do do a variety of different things there that include the web. I’m also a (insert dreaded word) consultant that works on a variety of educational/community projects. I’m the manager of the Edtechtalk community of practice and am a member of a variety of other projects around the intertubes.

I like to discuss, I like to deconstruct and I like to find very simple, elegant solutions to problems. I firmly believe that most of the answers to our ills are already in our hands and that when you get the right people working in the right direction, just about anything is possible. I like to work on the ‘final version’ at the same time that I’m figuring out root causes to problems. I think, essentially, that things are interconnected, and that linear solutions to problems work in small, isolated ways, but that real change happens when you move an entire project at the same time. I am, however, also more and more of the belief that this kind of change requires very firm deadlines.

If you are looking to hire me for a project or to speak just send me a note. My consulting practice is something I do outside of my day job so i have to be pretty choosy… but i do like to chat :)

37 thoughts on “Who’s Dave?

  1. Hi Dave,

    I work for the Book Industry Study Group. We’re planning a conference for higher ed publishers in Feb 2013 in NYC and someone suggested a presentation on MOOC might be interesting. I’d love to explore the idea with you. Perhaps there’s something we can do that would make sense for our audience of 125-150 higher ed publishers.

    Thanks in advance!

    Angela Bole
    Deputy Executive Director
    Book Industry Study Group, Inc.

  2. Hi Dave,

    just wanted to let you know that it seems like Innovate has gone under – the domain points to an ad portal. If that’s the case, I’m sure you’d be permitted to host a copy of the journal article – otherwise people won’t be able to find it.


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