Washington, D.C. – Darren Cambridge, an expert in education technology and online communities of practice at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), has been awarded the Faculty Writing Prize for his “innovative and groundbreaking” book, Eportfolios for Lifelong Learning and Assessment.
The prize is part of the annual Digital Media and Learning Competition, supported by the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and administered by the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC).
The award, presented during the Digital Media and Learning Research Symposium in San Francisco, CA, on February 29, 2012, was given in recognition of the best "book for innovative and groundbreaking work on recognition and accreditation for informal and interest-driven learning."
Cambridge serves as project director and principal investigator for the U.S. Department of Education’s Connected Educators project and advises a range of government, university, and corporate clients on learning technology and professional learning. He is also assistant professor of Internet studies and information literacy and affiliated faculty in the Higher Education Program at George Mason University.
For more information, visit http://www.dmlcompetition.net/Competition/4/research-winners-announcement.php.
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education, and workforce productivity. For more information, visit www.air.org.