Laurie is a PhD Candidate in the Environmental Psychology program at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research and work weaves together ecological approaches to learning, digital/physical space, pedagogy, and critical university studies. Laurie’s dissertation explores students’ learning ecologies and how these resource networks shape student learning and engagement.  A student’s learning ecology  refers to the network of people, places, and technologies that connect the physical, social, and cultural environments that a student engages with throughout the learning process.

Laurie has a background in faculty development programming and open source educational technology and works as an Open Education Technologist in the GC’s Teaching and Learning Center. Prior to working with the GC TLC, Laurie was a Hybrid Coordinator at Baruch College’s Center for Teaching and Learning, an Instructional Technology Fellow at Macaulay Honors College, and the Coordinator for Planning and Development of OpenCUNY.org.

In collaboration with Dr. Shelly Eversley (English, Baruch College), Laurie  developed the EqualityArchive, an OER focused on the history of sex and gender equality in the United States. She teaches “Principles of New Media” at Baruch College.

Contact: lhurson@ gc.cuny.edu