Daniel L. Hoffman
University of Hawaii at Mānoa
Dan Hoffman is an Assistant Professor of Learning Design & Technology at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. In 2013, he earned his doctorate in Instructional Technology and Media from Teachers College Columbia University. In general, Dan is a passionate educator and researcher working in the area of digital learning. He is a former K-12 teacher with classroom experience in Guatemala and Brooklyn, New York. Dan’s research investigates the design of digital experiences and how they impact learning and engagement. Recently, Dan became the Principal Investigator of a “Computer Science for All” grant funded by the National Science Foundation. Previous experiences include working as a data analyst at Kamehameha Schools, participating in the New York City Teaching Fellows program, and designing software for Intel and the Games for Learning Institute. Dan has been a member of the AECT International, as well as an Associate Editor for the IAFOR Journal of Education’s special issues on Technology in Education. Originally from Vermont, Dan enjoys computers, movies, and listening to nonfiction.
In 2014, I attended my first AECT conference where I was introduced to the wonderful community that is the International Division. Every year since being an AECT “First Timer”, I have gotten to know more and more members of the International Division. And I have enjoyed every opportunity to learn alongside colleagues from around the world.
In terms of service to the Division, I began participating in small ways, attending the annual International Dinner + Auction and volunteering to host the Jenny K. Johnson Hospitality Center. In 2019, I welcomed the opportunity to support the Division’s newly formed Professional Development Committee. This was a meaningful collaborative experience aimed at creating opportunities for members of the division to learn and grow together. The following year, I was appointed to be the coordinator of the Professional Development Committee. This was an amazing opportunity to take a more active role within the Division. Through that work, I collaborated with six international members of the division to coordinate professional development webinars about current topics such as Innovation and Open Education. This year, I will continue my service as the secretary of the Division's board, which is another way for me to engage with and support the Division.
Looking forward, should I have the honor of becoming the President-elect, I would work tirelessly to reinforce the Division’s mission to A) facilitate communication among educational technology professionals and students worldwide, and B) promote interactions that transcend international boundaries and cultural lines. To do this, I would work closely with the Division’s board to prioritize improvements in three main areas:
● Improving recruitment and outreach
● Promoting opportunities for international research collaboration
● Strengthening the online presence of the Division
In closing, I really appreciate this opportunity. It is an honor to be considered for the position of President-Elect. Regardless of the outcome, I am committed to continuing my participation in and support of the International Division and beyond