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Darren Cambridge is principal consultant at the American Institutes for Research in Washington, DC, where he directs the U.S. Department of Education's Connected Educators project, which researches and supports online social learning for educators, including through producing Connected Educator Month. He also advises a range of government, university, and corporate clients on learning technology and professional learning. Previously, he was assistant professor of Internet studies and information literacy and affiliated faculty in the Higher Education Program at George Mason University, a director at the American Association for Higher Education, a fellow with the EDUCAUSE National Learning Infrastructure Initiative, and assistant director of the Computer Writing and Research Lab at the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his Ph. D.
He is a member and past chair of the board of directors of the Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning and co-leads the Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research. He has developed technical specifications IMS Global Learning Consortium and open source software through the Sakai Foundation, co-led EDUCAUSE's association-wide Virtual Communities of Practice Initiative, and developed collaboration technology for national institutional-change initiatives through AAHE, included the Carnegie Academic for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Campus Program.
Cambridge won the 2012 MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Faculty Prize for Electronic Portfolios for Lifelong Learning and Assessment (Jossey-Bass, 2010). His work appears in a wide range of scholarly journals, proceedings, and books. He is also co-editor of Electronic Portfolios 2.0: Emergent Research on Implementation and Impact (Stylus, 2009) and editor of The Global Diffusion of E-Portfolios: Solutions for Collaborative Education (IGI Global, 2012).
A native of Bloomington, IN, and a longtime resident of Austin, TX, he now lives in the Eckington neighborhood of Washington, DC with his wife, Kara Gotsch, and sons Oliver and Maxwell. He has been active advocating for affordable housing through the Washington Interfaith Network, plays the mandolin poorly but with enthusiasm, and runs half marathons when he can fit them in.