Jon Pennington

Explorer · Connector · Innovator

J on is an innovative teacher with a passion for exploring the world and connecting with creative people.

He studies how technology can facilitate, support and enhance opportunities for learning.  Jon’s primary research topics include using online social networks to develop personal skills, using speech recognition technology to improve the writing process, and the application of Universal Design for Learning.  Jon has presented at numerous conferences, conducted dozens of workshops and coordinated several international student exchange programs.

He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Learning Design and Technology at The University of Hawaii while working as the Instructional Technology Specialist at Assets School.  These roles are enhanced by his position as an advisory board member of Bright Bytes, a learning analytics company dedicated to improving school’s use of technology.