About Ted Curran: Ted is an education technology polymath with broad experience in instructional design, classroom instruction, multimedia production, social media, and interpersonal communication. He aims to combine these passions towards the ultimate goal of empowering students and teachers to improve instruction through technology.
Ted is an Instructional Technologist in Research and Development for Pearson Education’s Emerging Models division.
Ted’s lengthening resume in outcomes-aligned, project-based learning has spanned from teaching Digital Media Arts and English Language Arts in charter high schools (notably with Envision Schools) to training and supporting instructors’ use of technology and pedagogy at Samuel Merritt University. Ted also actively blogs on topics of education technology at TedCurran.net, sharing tips, tricks, and lifehacks for online educators. Before focusing on education, Ted worked in post production and content research for Paramount Domestic Television and other TV production houses in Hollywood.
In his free time he produces web design and photography as TrueSchool Creative, consults with education-focused institutions (notably Kochi University in Japan), and writes about education technology here at TedCurran.net. Ted is also a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and pusher of the limits of digital arts and communication. Ted lives in the city of Oakland with his beautiful wife, dog, and bird– and wouldn’t have it any other way.
- Winner of the Learning Mode College Ready Hackathon and Creative Producer of Picture Yourself in College— a mobile app to help high school students prepare for college.
- Invited to Japan to Kochi University to help them develop their online learning strategy for the Disaster Nursing Global Leadership online PhD. program.
- Led Samuel Merritt University‘s LMS evaluation and transition process from Blackboard to Instructure’s Canvas LMS.
- Three year term as co-chair of the university Technology Committee.