Portrait of Christopher Haynes
Christopher Haynes

Christopher Haynes, PhD

I am Director of Learning Experience Design in the Office for Academic Innovation at the University of Colorado Boulder. With almost a decade of experience both in front of the classroom (as a teacher of face-to-face and fully online courses) and behind (as a learning designer and program developer), I am committed to bringing imagination and humanism to the work of digital pedagogy and online learning. My work combines project management and instructional design competencies to develop new scaled online learning environments grounded in the mission of providing transformative education to all students from all places.

My academic research focuses on the intersections of literary studies, media studies, and critical digital pedagogy. Specifically, my dissertation argues that in the current climate of “crisis,” narratives of nostalgia and narratives of progress divide higher education. Technological mediation, and the changes it necessitates in the production, organization, and dissemination of knowledge, stands uneasily at the fault line. But rather than stay stuck in disruption, I argue that we recognize in this mediation continuity with the most fundamental principles of humanist inquiry. Drawing on the first century of print, the mass market production of comic books and graphic novels, and the emergence of innovative course design and delivery mechanisms like MOOCs, my research highlights the historical relationship between humanism and technology.

My recent publications include

You can find me on Twitter @_chrishaynes.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s