Currently, pursuing a PhD at Arizona State University in the Learning, Literacies, and Technologies program focused on digital adaptive assessments and nation-wide teacher evaluation systems based on high-stakes tests.
Kevin Close received his Master’s in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences at Utah State University focusing on learning analytics, assessment systems, and computational thinking. His interests lie in using technology to change the way we assess and measure progress. At Utah State, Kevin was a 2016 Robin’s award finalist for Man of the Year and the distinguished Master of Education student in the Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Department for his dedication to impactful community-driven scholarship. While at Utah State, he organized and taught computer science classes and summer camps for local youth and coached the Utah State men’s ultimate Frisbee team.
Kevin’s background as an educator for over a decade includes four years teaching English, math, and history in China; two years teaching developmental math at the community college level; one year developing a Chinese language program at an elementary school; and two years teaching kindergarten. In addition to a Master’s degree, Kevin holds a Bachelor’s degree in world religion from Carleton College in Minnesota.