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David Ernst

Ernst

Chief Information Officer

CEHD AIT .
Room 330A WullH

86 Pleasant St SE
Phone: 612-624-2760
Twitter: @dernst
Email: dernst@umn.edu

David Ernst is graduate faculty and the Chief Information Officer in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He brings his extensive background in education (14 years teaching, PhD in Learning Technologies, ...) to his role. His passion lies in innovations that help faculty teach and students learn.
 
David is the Director of the Center for Open Education and Executive Director of the Open Textbook Network (OTN). The OTN is n alliance of higher education institutions committed to improving access, affordability, and academic success through the use of open textbooks. David created and manages the Open Textbook Library - a single source for faculty to find quality openly licensed textbooks. David and his colleagues are often invited to other institutions interested in starting their own open textbook initiative on campus.
 
David has presented at many venues, including talks at TEDxKyoto in Kyoto, Japan, and TEDxUMN in Minneapolis, MN, USA.
 
David is also a team leader and board member for Global Citizens Network (GCN) - a non-profit that works to promote peace, justice and respect through cross-cultural understanding and global cooperation. As a team leader, David brings teams of volunteers to live and work with indigenous peoples around the world. He has traveled to Nepal, Tanzania, Peru, and Thailand with GCN.
 
In 2011, David completed a swim from Alcatraz to the shore of San Francisco. And in 2013, he swam around the Statue of Liberty with his three sons.
 

 

Selected Presentations

  1. Ernst, D., Walker, J.D., Cohen, B. (2011, November). Mobile Learning with iPads: Challenges and Successes in a Large-Scale Initiative. Presented at Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning, Orlando, Florida. 

     

  2. Ernst, D., Cohen, B. (2011, October). Aligning IT and Academic Collaboration for Student Success. Presented at Committee on Institutional Cooperation TechForum, Champaign, Illinois. 

     

  3. Ernst, D., Hilk, C., et al. (2011, August). Trek transform: Professional development model for hybrid course development. Accepted for presentation at the Distance Teaching and Learning Conference, Madison, Wisconsin. 

     

  4. Ernst, D., Engler, J. (2011, April). Working with students through mobile technologies. Presented at the Minnesota Symposium on Analytics in Support of Advising, St. Paul, Minnesota. 

     

  5. Ernst, D. (2008, August). Students in a World 2.0. Invited keynote speaker to BestPrep Technology Integration Workshop. 

     

  6. Ernst, D. (2008, April). University of Minnesota Academic Video Initiative. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Distance Education Consortium, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

     

  7. Ernst, D. (2008, February). Students in a World 2.0. Invited keynote speaker at Minnesota Science Teachers Association Chemistry/Physics Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota. 

     

  8. Ernst, D. (2008, February). Students in a World 2.0. Invited keynote speaker at Minnesota Science Teachers Association Chemistry/Physics Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota. 

     

  9. Ernst, D., Hosack, B. (2008, January). Annotating Video with Text Online. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Educause Learning Initiative, San Antonio, Texas. 

     

  10. Ernst, D., Ernst S. (2008, January). Phase VII: Measures of Teacher Quality in Minnesota. Presented at the annual winter meeting of the Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. 

     

  11. Ernst, D., Ernst S. (2007, October). Phase VII: Measures of Teacher Quality in Minnesota. Presented at the annual fall meeting of the Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. 

     

  12. Ernst, D. (2007, August). Students in a World 2.0. Invited keynote speaker to BestPrep Technology Integration Workshop. 

     

  13. Doering, A., Riedel, E., Scharber, C. & Ernst, D. (2007, April). “Timber for president”: Adventure learning and motivation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Illinois. 

     

  14. Ernst, D., Ernst S. (2007, January). Phase VI: Measures of Teacher Quality in Minnesota. Presented at the annual winter meeting of the Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. 

     

  15. Ernst, D. (2007, January). Online Social Networks. Broadcast on Tech Talk television program, KTCI. 

     

  16. Ernst, D., Fecik, R., Hughes, J., Jensen, M., Shannon, G., Tang, J., Trites, J. (2006, December). Using Technology to Support Community and Collaboration. Presented at Technology Enhanced Learning Forum, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

     

  17. Ernst, D., Ernst S. (2006, October). Phase VI: Measures of Teacher Quality in Minnesota. Presented at the annual fall meeting of the Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. 

     

  18. Ernst, D. (2006, October). Student Evaluations of Teaching - A Comparison of Online vs. Paper Data Collection. Presented at Educause, Dallas, Texas. 

     

  19. Ernst, D., Nackerud, S., Ratliff, C., Wilson, T. (2006, April). Web 2.0: Promoting Collaboration and Student-Centered Learning. Moderated panel discussion at Technology Enhanced Learning Forum, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

     

  20. Ernst, D., Ernst S. (2006, January). Phase V: Measures of Teacher Quality in Minnesota. Presented at the annual winter meeting of the Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. 

     

  21. Doering, A., Riedel, E., Scharber, C., & Ernst, D. (2005). Analyzing classroom use of adventure learning: Polarhusky.com. In proceedings of the annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Phoenix, Arizona. 

     

  22. Doering, A., Riedel, E., Ernst, D., & Scharber, C. (2005). Motivation and adventure learning. In proceeding of the annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Phoenix, Arizona. 

     

  23. Ernst, D. (2005). Social Networks. Workgroup moderator at the Wireless Cities Community Context Conference, Minneapolis, MN. 

     

  24. Ernst, D., Ernst S. (2005, October). Phase V: Measures of Teacher Quality in Minnesota. Presented at the annual fall meeting of the Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. 

     

  25. Doering, A., Riedel, E., Scharber, C., Ernst, D. (2005). Analyzing Classroom Use of an Online Adventure Learning Curriculum. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Phoenix, Arizona. 

     

  26. Bents, M., Distad, L., Ernst, D., Ernst, S., Johnson, S., Miller, M. (2005, April). Statewide Collaborative Data Collection and Dissemination. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of College for Teacher Education, Washington D.C. 

     

  27. Bents, M., Distad, L., Ernst, D. (2004). MACTE Website: Measures of Teacher Quality in Minnesota Presented to the Minnesota House of Representatives Education Committee, St. Paul, Minnesota. 

     

  28. Ernst, D. (2003). Making Connections: Sharing Best Practices in Human Resources Training and Development. Invited speaker at the Center for Human Resource Development Training 8 Development Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

     

  29. Bents, M., Ernst, D. (2003). Measures of Teacher Quality in Minnesota. Presented to the Minnesota P- 16 Council, St. Paul, Minnesota. 

     

  30. Bents, M., Ernst, D. (2003). Measures of Teacher Quality in Minnesota. Presented to the Minnesota Board of Teaching, St. Paul, Minnesota. 

     

  31. Ernst, D., Ernst S. (2005, January). Phase IV: Measures of Teacher Quality in Minnesota. Presented at the annual winter meeting of the Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. 

     

  32. Ernst, D., Ernst S. (2004, October). Phase III: Measures of Teacher Quality in Minnesota. Presented at the annual fall meeting of the Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. 

     

  33. Ernst, D., Ernst S. (2004, January). Faculty Survey: Measures of Teacher Quality in Minnesota. Presented at the annual winter meeting of the Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. 

     

  34. Ernst, D. (2003). Breeze Live for Institutional Cooperation. Presented at the Committee on Institutional Cooperation Conference, Chicago, Illinois. 

     

  35. Ernst, D., Ernst S. (2003, October). Phase II: Measures of Teacher Quality in Minnesota. Presented at the annual fall meeting of the Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. 

     

  36. Ernst, D., Ernst S. (2002, October). Phase I: Data and Decision Making: MN Data Tool. Presented at the annual fall meeting of the Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

     



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