Adam Croom



M.A., Learning Technologies

Pepperdine University

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

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.


June 2013 – Current

Director of Digital Learning, Center for Teaching Excellence

University of Oklahoma

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

August 2013 – Current

Adjunct Instructor

University of Oklahoma

My favorite hours of the week are spent in the class. I teach design related courses in the Strategic Communications department. Course Site.

February 2011 – June 2013

Marketing and PR Coordinator, Economic Development

University of Oklahoma

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


Sep. 2016

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

Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

Croom, A. Slides.

Aug. 2016

Indie EdTech and the Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities Day, University of Oklahoma, Norman. OK

Croom, A. Slides.

Apr. 2016

Audiovisual OER in a Text World: The Exhaust of Innovation

OLC Innovate, New Orleans, LA

Croom, A., Moe, R. Slides.

Apr. 2016

Fork U! A Github-Approach to Learning and Collaboration

OLC Innovate, New Orleans, LA

Croom, A., Stewart, J. Slides.

Nov. 2015

Who Am Me? Digital Identity and Domains

LINK Research Lab, University of Texas Arlington

Croom, A. VideoSlides.

Oct. 2015

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

Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN) 2015

Croom, A., Groom, J. Slides.

June 2015

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

DML 2015: Equity by Design

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

Apr. 2015

For All a Domain: Lessons From Personal Cyberinfrastructure Pilots

8th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium 2015

Croom, A., Mattia, C. VideoSlides.

Mar. 2015

Digital Assets and Learner-Centered Curriculum

Price College of Business Technology Teach-In

Croom, A.  Slides.

Feb. 2015

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

EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting 2015

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

Oct. 2014

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

Online Learning Consortium Annual Meeting 2014

Short, J. and Croom, A. Slides.

Team Treehouse Development Achievements