Audrey Watters

email: mail@audreywatters.com


web: audreywatters.com


twitter: @audreywatters





Professional Experience

Writer/Owner, Hack Education, Spring 2010 - present

Editor and Lead Writer, Educating Modern Leaders, Spring 2014 - present

Freelance Writer, Spring 2010 - present

Special Interest Group Program Manager, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Spring 2008 - Spring 2010

Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Oregon, Fall 1999 - Fall 2000, Fall 2001 - Summer 2007

Practicum Coordinator, University of Oregon Literacy Initiative, Winter - Spring 2001

Conference Assistant, Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon, Winter 2000 - Winter 2001

Graduate Assistant, Archivist, Randall V. Mills Folklore Archives, University of Oregon, Winter - Spring 2000

Conference Coordinator, Conference Services, University of Oregon, 1997-1999

Education

ABD

Comparative Literature

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 2001-2007




MA

Folklore


Women's Studies


University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 2000


THESIS TITLE: Political Pranks: The Performance of Radical Humor


BS

Social Sciences

Women's Studies


University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, 1996


THESIS TITLE: Reproductive Technologies: Representation and Reconstruction through Feminist Utopian Fiction


The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1990-1992


IB

International Baccalaureate


St. Clares, Oxford England, 1990

Publications

Watters, Audrey. "How Will the Ed-Tech Industry Shape Student Reading?" Knowledge Quest, September 2014.

---. "Decoding 'Everyone Should Learn to Code.'" World Innovation Summit for Education, August 2014.

---. "Rise of the Machines," EdTech Magazine, Spring 2014

---. Educating Modern Learners archive, April 2014 - present

---. "Big Data: Who Really Benefits?" World Innovation Summit for Education, January 2014

---. "Students Are 'Hacking' Their School-Issued iPads: Good For Them." The Atlantic, October 2013

---. "MOOC Mania: Debunking the hype around massive open online courses," School Library Journal, April 2013

---. Inside Higher Ed archive, Winter 2011 - Spring 2013

---. "Confessions of a MOOC-her," Campus Technology, December 2012

---. "Unbundling and Unmooring," EDUCAUSE Review, September 2012

Watters, Audrey with Jon Becker, editors. Hack(ing) School(ing), Summer 2012

Watters, Audrey. "To Have and Have Not: When It Comes To The Latest Technology, Some Schools Are More Equal Than Others," School Library Journal, May 2012

---. "The Truth About Tablets," School Library Journal, February 2012

---. O'Reilly Radar archive, Spring 2011 - Summer 2012

---. MindShift archive, Spring 2011 - Winter 2012

---. Edutopia archive, Summer 2011 - Fall 2011

---. ReadWriteWeb archive, Spring 2010 - Summer 2011

---. Huffington Post archive, Winter 2011 - Spring 2011

Vanderford, Audrey. "Activism." Encyclopedia of Women's Folklore and Folklife. ed. Ed Liz Locke, Theresa A Vaughan and Pauline Greenhill. Westport: Greenwood Press,2009, 3-4

---. "Consciousness Raising." Encyclopedia of Women's Folklore and Folklife. ed. Ed Liz Locke, Theresa A Vaughan and Pauline Greenhill. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2009, 97-99

---. "Emma Goldman." Encyclopedia of Women's Autobiography. ed. Victoria Boynton and Jo Malin. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2005, 250-252

Richardson, Tina and Audrey Vanderford. "Butterflies and Boobs (Or, How to Manufacture an Environmental Pin-Up Girl)". Women and the Media: National and Global Perspectives. ed. Teresa Carilli and Jane Campbell. Lanham: University Press of America, 2005, 169-183

Vanderford, Audrey. Review of The Raw Brunettes[Lorraine Schein]. FEMSPEC. 4.2 (2004): 184-187

---. "The Theory of Pie." Pie Any Means Necessary: The Biotic Baking Brigade Cookbook. Oakland: AK Press, 2004. 13-17

---. "Ya Basta! A Mountain of Bodies that Advances, Seeking the Least Harm Possible to Itself." Representing Resistance: Media, Civil Disobedience and the Global Justice Movement. ed. Andrew Opel and Donnalyn Pompper. Westport: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003. 16-26

---. "The Legacy of Julia Butterfly Hill" [book review]. Women and Environments International. 52/53 (2001): 45-46

---. "Pie, Oh My!" Oregon Quarterly. 80.4 (2001): 8

---. "We Can Lick the Upper Crust Pies as Political Pranks. to the Quick Journal. 4 (2001): 7-20

Keynotes and Conference Presentations

Watters, Audrey. "Beyond the LMS," Newcastle University, September 5, 2014

---. "Ed-Tech's Monsters," ALT-C, September 3, 2014

---. "Un-fathom-able: The Hidden History of Ed-Tech," CETIS 2014, June 18, 2014

Watters, Audrey with Kin Lane. "Reclaim Your Domain," API Days Mediterranea, May 29, 2014

Watters, Audrey. "The Future of Ed-Tech is a Reclamation Project," Alberta Digital Learning Forum, May 22, 2014

---. "Against Innovation," Canadian Network for Innovation in Education, May 14, 2014

---. "Robots and Education Labor," Berkeley City College, May 10, 2014

Watters, Audrey with Kin Lane. "Reclaim Your Domain," Domain of One's Own Atlanta Regional Incubator, April 26, 2014

Watters, Audrey. "Beneath the Cobblestones, a Domain of One's Own," Domain of One's Own Atlanta Regional Incubator, April 25, 2014

---. "Engaging Flexible Learning," BC Digital Learning Conference, April 8, 2014

---. "The History of the Future of Ed-Tech," EdTechTeacher iPad Summit, February 4, 2014

---. "Education APIs: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly," API Days, December 5, 2013

---. “The Education Apocalypse.” Open Education 2013, November 7, 2013

Watters, Audrey with Steve Hargadon. “Learning and Technology: Openness, Agency, and Control.” K12 Online, October 21, 2013

Watters, Audrey. "Student Data is the New Oil: MOOCs, Metaphors, and Money." Columbia University, October 16, 2013

---. "A Future With Only 10 Universities," Minding the Future, October 14, 2013

Watters, Audrey and Kin Lane. "The LMS as Portal," InstructureCon, June 19, 2013

Watters, Audrey. "[Expletive Deleted] Ed-Tech," Ed-Tech Innovation, May 3, 2013

---. "The Three Laws of Ed-Tech Robotics," TEDxNYED, April 27, 2013

---. "Whose Learning Is It Anyway?" WebWise, March 8, 2013

---. "Who Owns Your Education Data?" Disrupting Higher Education, Trinity College February 19. 2013

---. "The Case for the Campus Makerspace," ELI Annual Meeting, February 6, 2013

---. "The Politics of Ed-tech." Educon, January 27, 2013

---. "Publishing Outside the Academy." THATCamp Hybrid Pedagogy, October 21, 2012

---. "Ed-Tech and the 3 Laws of Robotics, " Learning 2.0, August 24, 2012

Watters, Audrey, with Steve Hargadon. "Drilling Down on the Real Impacts of Emerging Technologies in Education," Emerging Technologies for Online Learning Symposium, July 26, 2012

Watters, Audrey. "Ed-Tech and the 3 Laws of Robotics," CALI conference, June 22, 2012

---. "Anarcha-feminism." Anarchy: The Intentional Creation of a New Movement. June 12, 2002

---. "Anarchism and Feminism." Against Patriarchy conference. January 27, 2002

Richardson, Tina and Audrey Vanderford, Boobs and Butterflies: Eco-feminine Complicity (Or, How to Manufacture an Environmental Pin-up Girl). Ecological Conversations Seminar. University of Oregon, April 6, 2001

Panel Presentations

Watters Audrey with Li Yuan, Stephen Powell, and Amy Woodgate. "Open Education: A New World Order," CETIS 2014, June 17, 2014

Watters, Audrey with David Kernohan, Lou McGill, Jonathan Worth, Antonio Martinez-Arboleda, Viv Rolfe, George Roberts, Lorna Campbell, Jim Groom, and David Wiley. "Beyond MOOCs," Digifest, March 12, 2014

Watters, Audrey with George Veletsianos, Amy Collier, and Tanya Joosten. "Startups Should Talk with Researchers and Educators," SXSWedu, March 5, 2014

Watters, Audrey and Jose Vilson. "The Privileged Voices in Education," Educon, January 26, 2014

Watters, Audrey with Bryan Alexander, Anya Kamenetz, Ray Schroeder, Cathy De Rosa, and Skip Pritchard. "The Hype and Hope of MOOCs," OCLC Americas Member Meeting and Symposium, January 24, 2014

Watters, Audrey, with Gardner Campbell, David Wiley, Alan Levine, and Kin Lane. Minding the Future panel. October 14, 2013

Watters, Audrey, with Gardner Campbell and Steve Hargadon. "Disruptive Innovation and Higher Ed" panel, Virginia Community Colleges' Chancellor's Planning Retreat, August 13-14, 2013

Watters, Audrey, with Mako Hill and Philipp Schmidt. "Open Learning," MIT Media Lab, March 11, 2013

Watters, Audrey, with Steve Weber, Steven Hodas, and Jess Bialecki. "Building Schools into the Innovation Ecosystem," SXSWedu, March 5, 2013

Watters, Audrey, with Richard Culatta, Sir Jim Knight, and Rod Berger. "A Lord, a Lady and a Deputy Walk into a..." SXSWedu, March 5, 2013

Watters, Audrey, Education and APIs, API Business and Strategy Conference, February 22, 2013

---. 2013 Horizon Report, ELI Annual Meeting, February 4, 2013

---. Beyond the Textbook, New York University, November 30, 2012

Watters, Audrey, with Philipp Schmidt. "OER from the Edge: MOOC Shop." Innovate/Activate. University of California, Berkeley, April 21, 2012

Watters, Audrey, with Betsy Corcoran, Lisa Wolfe, and Frank Catalano. "Ed-Tech Reporting: Why It Sucks and What We Should Do About It." SXSWedu. March 8, 2012

Watters, Audrey. Freedom and Focus: Engaging Students with Innovative Units. Composition and Community Fall Composition Conference, University of Oregon, September 25, 2002

---. Theory and Practice panel. Ecological Conversations Colloquium. University of Oregon, May 6, 2002

Guest Lectures

Watters, Audrey. visiting expert, "Open Knowledge," Stanford University, October 13, 2014.

---. "Teaching Machines: A Brief History of 'Teaching at Scale,'" Harvard University, September 10, 2014

---. "Moving Beyond Our Hatred of Blackboard." University of Texas, Austin. March 8, 2012

---. "Reality TV: Postmodernism, the Hyperreal, The Osbournes." Guest lecture. English 266 History of the Motion Picture: World War II to the present. University of Oregon, May 28, 2003

Vanderford, Audrey. Zine workshop. ENG 410/510 Community Literacy. Prof. Suzanne Clark. University of Oregon. Summer, 2004, Summer 2002, Summer 2001

---. Folklore and Religion. English 250 Introduction to Folklore. University of Oregon, November 11, 1999

Webinars

Watters, Audrey, with Justin Reich, Vanessa Gennarelli, and Andrew Sliwinski. "Better Learning Analytics: Lessons from EdX, Hack Education, Mozilla + P2PU," P2PU webinar, August 19, 2014.

Watters, Audrey, with Jonathan Worth, Jade Davis, Howard Rheingold, Martha Burtis, and Anne Balsamo. "Higher Education as a Trusted Environment for Learning," HASTAC webinar, July 29, 2014

Watters, Audrey with Drew Davidson. "Reaching Our Audiences: Strategies for Disseminating Research, Design, and Practice," Working Examples, April 15, 2014

Watters, Audrey. "The State of Global OER," AMICAL webinar, November 25, 2013

---. "Who Owns Your Education Data? (And Why Does It Matter?)" ETMOOC, February 26, 2013

Podcasts and Radio

Watters, Audrey, with Steve Hargadon. Hack Education Weekly Podcast, 2011 - 2013

Guest appearance on Teaching in Higher Ed

Guest appearance on Writing, Education, Technology

Guest appearance on Edukwest

Guest appearances on Higher Ed Live

Guest appearances on The Digital Campus

Guest appearance on To the Point

Academic Conference Papers

Vanderford, Audrey. Spoiling Survivor. Western States Folklore Society Meeting. Eugene, OR. April 15-16, 2005

---. Detournement and the Anarchist Practice of Defamiliarization. (in absentia) MMLA conference. St. Louis, MO. November 4-7, 2004

---. Who Wants to Marry a Construction Worker? Class, Gender, and Joe Millionaire. Popular Culture Association conference. San Antonio, TX. April 7-11, 2004

---. Political Pranks: Performing Anarchist Humor. Culture and the State. University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB. May 2-5, 2003

---. Cant See the Forest for Her Tree: Celebrity, Activism, and the Legacy of Julia Butterfly Hill, Taking Nature Seriously: Citizens, Science, and Environment. University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, February 25-27, 2001; Looking Forward, Looking Back, Lewis & Clark Gender Studies Symposium. Portland, OR, March 14-16, 2001

---. Whose Streets? Our Streets! Whose World? Our World! -- Narratives and Negotiation after the WTO, California Folklore Society Meeting. Berkeley, CA, April 14-15, 2000

---. Pioneers and Pagans: Celebrating the Summer Solstice in Casper, Wyoming, American Folklore Society Meeting. Memphis, TN, October 20-24, 1999

Courses Taught

Writing for the Web, P2PU, Spring 2012

Comparative Literature 399 Gender and Identity in Literature, University of Oregon, Summer 2007

Comparative Literature 103 Introduction to Comparative Literature: Visual Culture, University of Oregon, Spring 2007

Comparative Literature 204 World of Fiction: Clowns and Tricksters, University of Oregon, Winter 2007, Winter 2005

Comparative Literature 399 World of Film: Gangsters in Popular Culture, University of Oregon, Fall 2006, Fall 2005, Summer 2005

Comparative Literature 204 World of Fiction: Sixties Counterculture(s), University of Oregon, Summer 2006, Winter 2006

Comparative Literature 204 World of Fiction: World Science Fiction, University of Oregon, Spring 2006, Summer 2004

Comparative Literature 202 World of Drama: Manifesto as Political Theater, University of Oregon, Spring 2005

Writing 122 College Composition II, University of Oregon, Fall 2003, Fall 2002, Winter 2002, Spring 2002

Women and Gender Studies 399 Feminist Science Fiction: Monsters, Cyborgs, and Women, University of Oregon, Summer 2003

Writing 121 College Composition I, University of Oregon, Fall 2001

Womens Studies 408 Anarcha-feminism, University of Oregon, Summer 2001




Teaching Assistantships

Comparative Literature 101 Literature, Language, Culture, (Prof. Leah Middlebrook), University of Oregon, Fall 2004

English 266 History of the Motion Picture: World War II to the Present, (Prof. Michael Aronson, Prof. Kathleen Karlyn), University of Oregon, Spring 2004, Spring 2003

English 265 History of the Motion Picture: The Silent Era to World War II, (Prof. Michael Aronson, Prof. Lesli Larson), University of Oregon, Winter 2004, Winter 2003

English 250 Introduction to Folklore, (Prof. Sharon Sherman), University of Oregon, Fall 1999

Awards and Activities

Board Member, Inquiry Schools, Summer 2014 - present

Conference Committee DML 2015, Summer 2014 - present

Advisor, Working Examples, 2013 - 2014

Advisory Board, SXSWedu, 2012 - 2014

Judge, Canvas Innovation Grant, Spring 2014

Fellow, Educause Learning Initiative, Winter 2013 - Winter 2014

Judge, Reclaim Open, Summer 2013

Judge, LTI App Bounty, Spring 2013

Reviewer, Learning Design and Technology Expo, Stanford University, Summer 2012

Co-chair, Education strand at OSCON, 2012

Media Predicts 2012, Silicon Valley, 2011

Beall Dissertation Prospectus Award, Comparative Literature Program, University of Oregon, 2005

General University Scholarship, University of Oregon, 2003-2006

last updated October 2014