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David Joyner

Hi! I’m David Joyner. I’m an educator, and my passion is for leveraging new technologies to improve student learning, especially at scale. I focus on online learning due to its potential to improve outcomes, expand impact, and reduce the cost to students. Toward these ends, I also look at the roles that artificial intelligence, social communities, interface design, and numerous other factors can play in improving the student and teacher experience at all levels, from K-12 to graduate school.

I completed my Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing at Georgia Tech, and now work for Georgia Tech’s College of Computing as its Executive Director for Online Education & OMSCS. In this role, I research, teach, and support online students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. I teach several classes, I run the online research lab LucyLabs, and I have authored dozens of research papers (and two books) on learning at scale.

Outside of work, I live near Atlanta with three cats, two kids, one wife, and zero ideas for a clever way to end this sentence.

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The Distributed Classroom, Introduction to Computing, and more coming soon.

Introduction to Computing, Educational Technology, Human-Computer Interaction, and more.

Book chapters, journal articles, conference papers, and more.

For K-12, universities, companies, non-profits, and more.

Awards

College of Computing Dean’s Award, 2021

Presented for work on the emergency transition to remote teaching in the wake of COVID-19

Georgia Tech Teaching Excellence Award for Online Teaching, 2019

Presented for work on the OMSCS program and CS1301: Introduction to Computing

Reimagine Education Best Distributed/Online Program Gold Award, 2019

Team lead for award presented for work on the OMSCS program

Reimagine Education Discipline Awards: Engineering & IT
Bronze Award, 2019

Team lead for award presented for work on CS1301: Introduction to Computing

College of Computing Dean’s Award, 2019

Presented for work on the OMSCS program and CS1301: Introduction to Computing

USG Board of Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award for Online Teaching, 2019

Presented for work on the OMSCS program and CS1301: Introduction to Computing

Georgia Tech Curriculum Innovation Award, 2018

Presented for work on the OMSCS program and CS1301: Introduction to Computing

Georgia Tech College of Computing Outstanding Instructor, 2017

Presented for work on CS6460, CS6750, and CS1301

Georgia Tech Faces of Inclusive Excellence, 2016

Presented for work on the OMSCS program and in dissertation research

Georgia Tech College of Computing Lockheed Excellence in Teaching Award, 2016

Presented for work on CS6460: Educational Technology and CS7637: Knowledge-Based AI

Georgia Tech College of Computing Dissertation Award, 2016

Presented for dissertation, Metacognitive Tutoring for Inquiry-Driven Modeling

Georgia Tech College of Computing Outstanding Graduate TA, 2014

Presented for work on CS7637: Knowledge-Based AI in Fall 2014

Social Media and Other Miscellany

Need more? Contact me:

david.joyner@gatech.edu

If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. –Carol Dweck, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success