Chris Jennings is an author and educational technologist who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has published articles on instructional design and scalable education in E-learn Magazine and Learning Solutions Magazine, and spoken at learning conferences around the world including DevLearn, Distance Learning and Technology, Learning Analytics and Knowledge, and EdTechX. He has published a chapter in a book sponsored by Harvard University about the a paradigm of learning engineering, Learning Engineering for Online Education (Routledge, 2018), as well as the history and future of online learning called The Radical Transformation of Teaching & Learning (Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming). He is currently publishing a children’s book inspired by his new son, Bodhi.
Jennings has a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from San Diego State University where he was an arts writer for the university newspaper, and co-published a book of poetry and literary essays, Leave a Beautiful Corpse. He also has a Masters degree in American Studies from The University of Texas at Austin, and a Masters degree in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He works full-time at Google where he writes course curriculum and designs free online learning platforms for measurement and advertising tools that have been viewed by millions of people globally in seventeen languages. Previously, Jennings directed the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning at New York University and created online courses for accredited degree programs at The University of Texas System.