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Faculty / Staff Bios - Christopher Shamburg

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    Dr. Christopher Shamburg 
    Professor, Doctoral Program Coordinator

    Email: cshamburg@njcu.edu 
    Phone: (201) 200-2546
    Research Interests: New Literacies, Online Learning, Inclusive Education




    Ed.D. Educational Technology, Teachers College Columbia University
    M.A. English Literature, Rutgers Newark
    BA. English Literature, Rutgers College 


    Dr. Shamburg is a Professor in the graduate program in Educational Technology at NJCU where he works in teacher education. He teachers a variety of graduate courses online and face to face. At the University, he has served in a number of roles and committees, most notably as a member of the University's Task Force for Instructional Technology, a member of the University’s Copyright Policy Committee and as the Chair of the College of Education Curriculum Committee.

    His research interests focus on the educational applications of digital technology, new literacies, inclusive education, and online learning environments. He has researched and published on the following topics: 

    • Educational applications of new media 
    • Technology and language arts education 
    • Curriculum design and project-based instruction 
    • Universal design for learning, special education, and inclusion 
    • Development of online learning environments

    He is the author of two books--National Educational Technology Standards for Students: Units for the English Language Arts (ISTE, 2008) and Student-Powered Podcasting: Teaching for 21st Century Literacy (ISTE, 2009) as well as the coauthor of Teachers as Technology Leaders (2006 with C. Twomey and L. Zeiger) as well as numerous articles and book chapters.

    Dr. Shamburg has assisted state and national organizations in the use of educational technology. He has designed professional development initiatives for the International Society for Technology in Education, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education, the National Council of Teachers of English, Public Broadcasting Service, and major school school districts across the United States. His focus has been on the innovative use of technology and the inclusion of all students in meaningful learning.

    He is currently an Executive Board Member of the New Jersey Association for Educational Technology.

    Before working in teacher education, Dr. Shamburg taught high school English for ten years at the Hudson County Schools of Technology in Jersey City where he won several awards for his teaching.

    He curently teaches Introduction to Educational Technology, Introduction to Authoring Tools, Advanced Authoring Tools, Using Integrated Software Across the Curriculum, Technology in the English Language Arts, Technology in the Social Studies Curriculum, Research I, Research II, and Graphics and Graphic Design in Education.

    Selected Publications and Presentation

    Shamburg, C. (2010). DIY Podcasting in Education. In Colin Lankshear and Michele Knobel (Eds.) DIY media: Creating, sharing and learning with new technology. New York, New York: Peter Lang.

    Shamburg, C. & Craighead, C. (September, 2009). Shakespeare, Our Digital Native. English Journal 99 (1)

    Shamburg, C. (2009). Student Powered Podcasting: Teaching for 21st Century Literacy. Washington, DC: ISTE.

    Shamburg, C. (January 2009). Review of Blocks to Robots, Bers, 2008. E-Learning, 6 (1).

    Shamburg, C. (2008). Making Memories: Technology, Education, and Memoir. Learning and Leading with Technology, Sept/Oct 2008.

    Shamburg, C. (2008). National Educational Technology Standards for Students: Units in the English Language Arts. Washigton DC: ISTE.

    Shamburg. C. (2008). iBard: Remixing Shakespeare. Folger Shakespeare Library (available at www.folger.edu/remix). 

    Remixing American History. San Bernardino County Department of Education (Two-Day Workshop), San Bernardino, CA. (November 2011)

    Trends in Technology, Education, and Society. Chinese Leadership Academy, New Jersey City University (October 2010, September 2011)

    Creating Media from O. National Association for Media Literacy Annual Conference. (July 2011 with Jeff Share)

    Liberation Literacies: Ideas and Technologies Administrators Should Know. New Jersey Department of Education Summer Leadership Institute (July 2011 with Tracy Amerman)

    A Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Data Journey. International Society for Educational Technology (June 2011 with Kay McNulty and Tracy Amerman)

    Technology Every Teacher Should Know. New Pathways to Teaching Capstone Conference (June 2011)

    Remix as an Educational Activity. New Jersey City University (March 2011)

    Shakespeare, Digitally. Folger Shakespeare Library (National Webinar) (February 2011)