Culture, Learning and Technology
President Elect

Kae Novak
University of Colorado - Denver

Hello Everyone! Iím Kae Novak and I look forward to a leadership position in CLT that goes beyond being only monolingual and supporting a monoculture. As the President-Elect of AECT CLT, I would focus on providing opportunities for our members to collaborate and contribute at the nexus of culture, learning and technology. The culture and cultural capital of our learners is an often ignored aspect of our field. There is no longer a debate on whether education is addressing previously unheard voices and if education has gone far enough to identify power and privilege in systems. It has not.  I believe whether as a researcher or practitioner, we can creatively give voice to our ideas and take action to improve our profession of learning design and technology. I am currently the Vice President of Communications for AECT Culture, Learning and Technology Division, where I have listened and advocated on behalf of CLT members to the AECT Board. I have also led and facilitated professional development and research collaboration between CLT and the Graduate Student Assembly focused on intersectionality and social justice.

In regards to my professional and academic background, Iím the Assistant Director, Learning Design for Front Range Community College. I have been involved in educational technology and instructional design since 2004 when I took a position at a HSI community college in Southern Colorado. I have a Master in Education Technology from Boise State University and am currently finishing up my doctoral program at the University of Colorado-Denver. Additionally I have lived outside the United States working as a linguist. I have taught in a Japan/US Exchange program at the University of Nebraska. I have leadership experience as the Chair for both the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) Virtual Environments Network (1900 members) and the Games and Simulations Network (2500 members). I have also done instructional design for courses and training through Arizona State University for USAID grants primarily for the Southeast Asia region. All of this allowed me to understand that our organizations need to look to build an open globally equitable future for our profession whether we are researchers or practitioners.

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