A Passion for Education and Change
Aaron Doering is a professor in learning technologies at the University of Minnesota and the director of the Learning Technologies Media Lab. Aaron holds the Bonnie Westby-Huebner Endowed Chair in Education and Technology, is a laureate of the prestigious humanitarian Tech Awards, and is an Institute on the Environment (IonE) fellow. He is also a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Aaron has delivered education on sustainability, innovation, and climate change to more than 15 million students by dogsledding and pulking over 5,000 miles throughout the circumpolar Arctic since 2004. His newest project, The Changing Earth, is documenting stories of strength and hope to inspire kids worldwide to #choose2care. View video showcasing some of Aaron’s work here.
Aaron has received millions of dollars in grants; has published more than 80 journal articles, books, book chapters, and conference proceedings; and is the coauthor of two books, The New Landscape of Mobile Learning: Redesigning Education in an App-based World and Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching. Currently, he is principal investigator for seven grants: AgCultures, an adventure learning program centered on inspiring young people to choose careers in agriculture, with support from the CHS Foundation; EarthXplorers, a GIS-focused online learning environment, with support from ESRI; Raptor Lab, an online learning program centered on scientific investigation; Earthducation, an adventure learning program targeting sustainability and education issues worldwide, with support from the Institute on the Environment and the Learning Technologies Media Lab; WeExplore, where learners can create their own online expeditions, with support from the Best Buy Children’s Foundation; North of Sixty°, with support from the National Science Foundation; and GeoThentic, with support from the National Geographic Society.