Education

M.A., Learning Technologies

PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY, 2015

I earned my Masters at Pepperdine University in Learning Technologies. My research focused around personal cyberinfrastructure and Connected Learning.

My Thesis: A Networked Approach to Online Learning in a Public Relations Design Course.

B.A., Journalism

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, 2009

My original love was (and still is) media. I earned an emphasis in Advertising and spent three and a half years of my undergraduate career working in production at the school newspaper. I miss the black ink on my fingers.

Work History

Director, Office of Digital Learning

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, June 2013 – Current

I get the opportunity of leading a group of wicked smart and talented folks known as the Office of Digital Learning.

Assistant Professor

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, July 2017 – Current

Some of my favorite hours of the week are spent teaching face-to-face and online. I teach design related courses in the Strategic Communications department. Course Site.

Adjunct Instructor

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, Aug 2013 – June 2017

Before formally joining faculty, I was adjunct instructor for eight semesters.

Marketing and PR Coordinator, Economic Development

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, Feb 2011 – June 2013

I spent a couple years at OU telling stories about technology transfer and the budding OU Research Campus.

Presentations

Openness without Penalty. The cornerstone of the creative student/classroom/university

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE, MIDDLEBURY, VT, Sep. 2016

Croom, A. VideoSlides.

Indie EdTech and the Digital Humanities

DIGITAL HUMANITIES DAY, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, NORMAN. OK, Aug. 2016

Croom, A. Slides.

Audiovisual OER in a Text World: The Exhaust of Innovation

OLC INNOVATE, NEW ORLEANS, LA, Apr. 2016

Croom, A., Moe, R. Slides.

Fork U! A Github-Approach to Learning and Collaboration

OLC INNOVATE, NEW ORLEANS, LA, Apr. 2016

Croom, A., Stewart, J. Slides.

Who Am Me? Digital Identity and Domains

LINK RESEARCH LAB, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS ARLINGTON, Nov. 2015

Croom, A. VideoSlides.

Anatomy of an Independent Movement (Or, Aspirations of an Indie EdTech)

DIGITAL LEARNING RESEARCH NETWORK (DLRN) 2015, Oct. 2015

Croom, A., Groom, J. Slides.

Domains of Their Own: Piloting Personal Cyber-Infrastructure Projects at Four Disparate Campuses

DML 2015: EQUITY BY DESIGN, June 2015

Gershovich, M., Croom, A., Hoffman, J., Owens, T. Slides.

For All a Domain: Lessons From Personal Cyberinfrastructure Pilots

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES FOR ONLINE LEARNING INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, Apr. 2015

Croom, A., Mattia, C. VideoSlides.

Digital Assets and Learner-Centered Curriculum

PRICE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY TEACH-IN, Mar. 2015

Croom, A.  Slides.

Adventures in Personal Cyberinfrastructure: Lessons Learned from Piloting a Domain of One’s Own at Four Campuses

EDUCAUSE LEARNING INITIATIVE 2015, Feb. 2015

Croom, A., Groom, J., Hoffman, J., Morgan, D., Gershovich, M. Slides.

Getting Graphic: Incorporating Graphic Novels Into an Open, Online Course Powered by WordPress

ONLINE LEARNING CONSORTIUM ANNUAL MEETING 2014, Oct. 2014

Short, J. and Croom, A. Slides.