Derek Baird

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Internet
Occupation Educational Media
Location Laguna Beach, CA, United States
Introduction Derek E. Baird, M.A. is an education technologist specializing in social media, Gen Y, e-learning, and educational media. He has designed online communities for clients in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. Recent clients include: Yahoo! Teachers, Museum of Tolerance,The National College of Ireland, Stone Yamashita Partners, and YackPack. He has published articles on ed tech, social media, and online community in several journals including: Campus-Wide Information Systems, TechLearning, and The Journal of Education Technology Systems. Derek received his M.A. in Education Technology from the Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) at Pepperdine University, and has taught in the Education Technology program. He also blogs on education technology, Gen Y, and social media over at
Interests instructional design, e-learning, m-learning, distance learning, social software, collaborative media, courseware design, graphic design, podcasting, online community, Flickr, YackPack, UX, IA, educational media, digital media, american studies, OpenCourseWare, open content, open education, OER, Yahoo! Teachers
Favorite Books The Art of Possibility, The Long Haul, The Social Life of Information, On the Internet