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Brad Hinson

Assistant Dean of Information & Academic Technology



Brad is a career educator and technologist with over two decades of experience teaching, learning, and thinkering with digital media and digital pedagogies. He holds a BA in Journalism, an MA in Mass Communications and has worked in K-12 and Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) in Texas, Louisiana, California, Oregon, and Colorado. Brad has also worked on a variety of state and federal initiatives including eArmyU, the Virtual College of Texas, and the California Virtual Campus. He works closely and regularly with several national learning communities including EDUCAUSE, the New Media Consortium, the Digital Pedagogy Lab, the Online Learning Consortium and The Future of Storytelling.

Brad serves several roles within the CU Denver School of Education and Human Development with responsibilities for Information Technology (IT) operations and development of online and hybrid programs throughout the school. He teaches part-time for the Information and Learning Technologies (ILT) program and leads a cohort of ILT Graduate Assistants employed as instructional designers, faculty trainers, and media production specialists. This TechTA program provides ILT students with project-based opportunities to build their portfolios as future instructional designers and educational technologists – while working in service to the school.

Brad also provides leadership to a CU faculty community exploring ideals of critical digital pedagogy, termed ThinqStudio. This cross-campus initiative has been endorsed and funded by the Chancellor’s office, and serves as a hub for the academy to build community, incubate ideas, and explore notions of quality, effectiveness, and impact in CU’s digital teaching and learning efforts.

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