Curriculum Vitae

Rolin A. Moe, Ed.D.
3307 3rd Ave W.
Seattle, WA  98109
rolin at rolinmoe dot org

Education | Employment | Publications | Conference Papers & Invited Talks | Courses Taught | Administrative & Leadership Experience | Grants & Awards | Professional Affiliations


Pepperdine University (2010 – 2014)
Ed.D. in Learning Technologies
Dissertation Topic – The Evolution & Impact of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) – Committee Members Linda Polin, Bryan Alexander, Anthony Collatos
Capstone Project – The Department of Artifact Interaction: A Museum Education Learning Model

University of Texas (2002 – 2004)
M.A. in Radio – TV – Film

Centenary College of Louisiana (1997 – 2001)
B.A. in English Literature  (cum laude)


Seattle Pacific University (2015 – present) – Seattle, WA
Director, Educational Technology & Media
Assistant Professor

Private Practice (2011 – present) – Los Angeles, CA & Seattle, WA
Education Consultant – Clients Include: Museum of Modern Art – New York, NY
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum – Simi Valley, CA
CFC* Technologies Film Festival – Chicago, IL
Professor Randle Mell – University of Southern California
Fairmont Schools – Anaheim, CA

California State University – Channel Islands (2014) – Camarillo, CA
Adjunct Professor, Education

Open University of Catalonia (2014) – Catalonia, Spain
Facilitator in Online Education

Pepperdine University (2011 – 2014) – Los Angeles, CA
Graduate Assistant in Education

Park Century School (2006 – 2012) – Culver City, CA
Director of Academic Technology

Thesys International (2010 – 2011) – Anaheim, CA
Instructional Designer & Language Arts Curriculum Developer

Duke University Talent Identification Program (2003 – 2010) – Durham, NC
Instructor & Course Developer in Face-to-Face Education; Instructor & Instructional Designer in Online Education

The Gage Group (2005 – 2006) – Sherman Oaks, CA
Literary Agent – Episodic Television

Centenary College of Louisiana (2004 – 2005) – Shreveport, LA
Lecturer in Communications


Polin, L. & Moe, R. (2015).  TPACK as a framework for educational technology instruction and practice.  In K. Graziano & S. Bryans-Bongey [Eds.] Online Teaching: Issues, Methods, and Best Practices for K-12 Educators.
Veletsianos, G. & Moe, R. (expected 2015).  The MOOC phenomenon: Issues & implications. paper with George Veletsianos.
Moe, R. (Fall 2015). The MOOC iceberg: How a learning phenomenon changes education through discourse and perception. Chapter in G. Veletsianos [Ed.] Emerging Trends in Distance Education, Volume 2.
Moe, R. (2015). OER as online edutainment resources: A critical look at branded content, the commodification of knowledge, and its effect on the OER movement.  Learning, Media & Technology. 10.1080/17439884.2015.1029942
Moe, R. (2015).  The background of massive open online courses (MOOCs): Why two divergent models share one name. Current Issues in Emerging eLearning, 1(2).  ISSN: 2373-6089
Moe, R. (2014). Teaching writing massively: Parts 1 and 2. Keep Learning (Web Periodical).
Moe, R. (2014). Instead of framing ‘failure’ as a positive, why not use positive words?  MindShift (Web Periodical).
Moe, R. (2014).  The MOOC problemHybrid Pedagogy (Web Journal).
Moe, R. (2014).  2013 in MOOCs: Which event best defined the quest to solve education? eCampus News (Web Periodical)
Moe, R. (2013).  We Have Lost the Term ‘MOOC.’ eCampus News (Web Periodical)
Moe, R. (2011).  The crowdsourcing century:  Utilizing participatory methods in organizing a museum’s collection.  International Handbook of Academic Research & Teaching41(4), 411-415.

Conference Papers & Presentations

The sale of ‘Open Content’: Recognizing and negotiating philosophical quandaries in the OER definition. Presentation at Open Education 2015. Vancouver, BC, Canada, November 2015.
Education’s Cheap Trick: On solutionism and postmodernism. Presentation at dLRN 2015. San Jose, CA, October 2015.
A theoretical supplement for the OER movement: Postmodernism and & the framing of openness in education. Presentation at OLC International Conference. Orlando, FL, October 2015.
Organizational change: How policy and practice intersect in a strategic move of department mission. Presentation at CCCU Technology Summit. Santa Barbara, CA, June 2015.
OER as Open Edutainment Resources:  Branded Digital Content and the Effect of Openwashing a Movement.  Presentation at Emerging Technologies in Online Learning Conference.  Dallas, TX, April 2015.
Centralized, decentralized, distributed: Emerging models for online learning in museums.  Presentation with Stephanie Pau, Emily Lyle-Painter, and Daniel Wolff at Museum Computer Network 2014.  Dallas, TX, November 2014.
How can open scholarship address academia’s lack of impact on the ground? Presentation with George Veletsianos at Open Education Conference.  Washington, D.C., November 2014.
The MOOC is a phenomenon! Expert thoughts on the future of higher education in MOOC terms. Presentation at OLC International Conference. Orlando, FL, October 2014.
Deconstructing the LMS. Presentation at EduSoCal. Los Angeles, CA, May 2014.
Open learning, open education & the space in-between: An expert discussion of instrumental management. Roundtable Discussion at EduSoCal. Los Angeles, CA, May 2014.
Careers in educational technology: Academic, practical and entrepreneurial. Series of Roundtable Discussions for Sloan-C 7th Annual International Symposium:  Emerging Technologies for Online Learning. Dallas, TX, April 2014.
The MOOCseum:  Using connectivist pedagogy to engage 21st Century patrons.  International Museum Network Conference.  Montreal, Quebec, Canada, November 2013.
MOOC cartography:  Mapping the massive learning model across history, theory & pedagogy.  Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning.  Orlando, FL, November 2013.
MOOCseum:  Using the open movement to invigorate local museumsOpen Education Conference.  Park City, UT, November 2013.
The department of artifact interaction:  A museum education learning model.  Sloan-C 6th Annual International Symposium:  Emerging Technologies for Online Learning.  Las Vegas, NV, April 2013.
The wisdom of the crowds:  Human-computer interaction between child and object at an art museum.  Intellectbase International Consortium.  Las Vegas, NV, December 2011.

Invited Talks

Facing the future together: Technology, community & the transformation of higher education. Invited Presentation for Seattle Pacific University. Seattle, WA, November 2014.
Online learning & education. Roundtable Discussion for University Board of Pepperdine University. Los Angeles, CA, June 2014.
MOOCs: A (mostly) reasoned discussion of education’s latest phenomenon.  Invited Presentation for Faculty & Staff, California State University – Channel Islands. Camarillo, CA, February 2014.
Qualitative research in a quantitative world.  Invited Presentation for the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University. Los Angeles, CA, January 2014.
Technological horizons:  Making technology accessible for educators.  Professional Development at Park Century School.  Culver City, CA, March 2011.
The importance of media studies in primary education.  Professional Development at Park Century School.  Culver City, CA, October 2010.

Courses Taught
Seattle Pacific University (2015 – present)
Online Teaching Working Group
ETDC 6104 – Digital Learning Environments

Canvas Network (2014 – present)
Creative Writing MOOC

California State University – Channel Islands (2014)
EDU 490 – Special Topics – Teaching in the Age of Educational Technology

Open University of Catalonia (2014)
Postgraduate Course in Open Education

Pepperdine University (2013 – 2014) GA
EDLT 727 – Knowledge Creation & Collaborative Learning

Centenary College of Louisiana (2004 – 2005)
ENGL 211 – Screenwriting & Playwriting
ENGL 382 – Radio Broadcasting

University of Texas – Austin (2003 – 2004) GA
RTF 333 – Introduction to Screenwriting

K-12 Education
Park Century School (2006 – 2012)
Middle School Media Production
Middle School Media Studies
Middle School Rhetoric & Composition
Middle School Assistive Technology
Elementary School Media Awareness
Elementary School Rhetoric & Composition
Elementary School Mathematics
Elementary School Assistive Technology

Duke University Talent Identification Program (2003 – 2010)
High School Screenwriting
High School Writing for Digital Media
High School Academic Writing
High School Writer’s Workshop
High School Short Fiction Workshop

Administrative & Leadership Experience

Academic Innovation Committee, Seattle Pacific University. March 2015 – present.
Featured Sessions Chair, Online Learning Consortium’s Emerging Technologies for Online Learning. Dallas, TX. May 2014 – present.
Steering Committee, EduSoCal 2014. Los Angeles, CA. February 2014 – present.
Student Representative, Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning Steering Committee.  Dallas, TX.  May 2013 – April 2014.
Parliamentarian, Del Rey Neighborhood Council.  Los Angeles, CA.  July 2010 – April 2014.
Head of Visual Media & Technology Program, Park Century School.  Los Angeles, CA.  September 2007 – June 2012.
Public Safety & Disaster Response Committee, Park Century School.  Los Angeles, CA.  September 2008 – June 2012.
Agency Representative, Fade In Literary Agency Council.  Burbank, CA.  November 2005 – May 2006.
KSCL Radio Faculty Advisor, Centenary College of Louisiana.  August 2004 – May 2005.
Student Representative, University of Texas Department of Radio – TV – Film.  Austin, TX.  August 2002 – May 2004.
Faculty Search Committee, University of Texas Department of Radio – TV – Film.  Austin, TX.  January 2004 – May 2004.
Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Fraternity, Centenary College of Louisiana.  Shreveport, LA.  September 1999 – May 2001.
Faculty Search Committee – Centenary College of Louisiana, Department of English.  Shreveport, LA.  January 2001 – May 2001.
Administrative Search Committee -Centenary College of Louisiana, Department of Student Life.  Shreveport, LA.  January 2000 – May 2000.

Grants & Awards

Broder Family Professional Development Trust – recipient                               2010 – 2011, 2011 – 2012
Pepperdine University Academic Grant – recipient                                              2010 – 2011, 2011 – 2012, 2012-2013
James A. Michner Fellowship – recipient                                                               2002 – 2003, 2003 – 2004
Sigma Tau Delta National English Fraternity Leadership Award                   2001
Centenary College Pacesetter Award – recipient                                                   1998 – 1999; 1999 – 2000; 2000 – 2001
Knapp Family Memorial Trust – recipient                                                              1997 – 1998; 1998 – 1999; 1999 – 2000; 2000 – 2001

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Museums
American Educational Research Association
Association of Computing Machinists
Computer Using Educators
International Society for Technology in Education
MOOC Research Initiative
Museum Computing Network
Online Learning Consortium
Society for Cinema Studies

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