Rurik (Rory) Nackerud works at Portland State University as a graduate researcher. His interest in educational technology, immersive learning environments and applying best practices to both professional development and student interactions frame his educational activities. Currently a doctoral student, he continues to study the impacts of new technologies and their influence on education. His doctoral work focusses on Games and learning as well as research into iPad implementations, closing the achievement gap, bilingual teacher education and STEM, and how communities and coalitions form around learning experiences (MOOC are cool). He is currently managing the Graduate School of Education's iPad initiative.
Current Research Strands:
iPad 1:1 Implementations
Game Enhanced Learning: Curriculum development and instruments for designers and facilitators to assess engagement characteristics