- Summer 2010
- Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY
- EdD Instructional Technology & Media
- Dissertation: Social software and the struggle for freedom
Sponsor: Robbie McClintock
- Spring 1999
MA Computing and Education
- Spring 1993
- Colby College, Waterville, ME
- AY 1991-1992
- University College Cork, Cork City, Ireland
full time academic work
- Adelphi University
- Assistant Professor, Educational Technology, RSA School of Education
- Program Director, 2011-present
refereed articles & proceedings
Curinga, M. (in review). Critical analysis of interactive media with software affordances. Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies.
Curinga, M. (in review) Ignorance, emancipation, and education in the information age. Educational Philosophy & Theory.
Sullivan, I., Garrison, J. R., & Curinga, M. (2011). Wikiotics: the interactive language instruction Wiki. Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration (pp. 223–224).
Curinga, M. (2009) Wikipedia and Jacques Rancière’s philosophy of radical equality. Proceedings of Wikimania 2009, academic track.
refereed conference papers & presentations
Curinga, M. (2013). The MOOC and the Multitude. The 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Francisco, April 27 – May 1, 2013.
Curinga, M. (2012). Hacking Education, in Symposium Technology to Change Society: What Not to Do. Hackers On Planet Earth: Hope 9, New York City, July 13-15, 2012.
Curinga, M. (2012). To know is not important: Ivan Illich and Jacques Rancière’s relational pedagogy. Presented at The 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association, Vancouver, Canada.
Curinga, M. (2011). Building the learning commons: education as the work of producing open learning materials. Mobility shifts: an international future of learning summit. The New School, New York, October 10-16, 2011.
Hoffman, D., Saravanos, A., Hung, A. C. Y. and Curinga, M. (2011). Examining the importance of spatial contiguity and implicit learning in educational game design. Presented at Games+Learning+Society (GLS) 7.0, Madison, WI, June 15-17.
Saravanos, A., Curinga, M., Saravanos, A., Richards, R., Paek, S., and Kinzer, C. K. (2010). Examining the effects of instructor errors in asynchronous video. The 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association, Denver, CO.
Curinga, M. and Hung, A. C. Y. (2009). Wikipedia and the emancipatory pedagogy of Jacques Rancière. TCETC Conference: Technology, Media and Designs for Learning. Columbia University, New York, May 10-11.
Kleifgen, J., Curinga, M., and Kaun, K. (2008) STEPS to literacy for emergent bilinguals: integrating web-based and curricular support for Latino middle-school writers. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting 2008. San Francisco.
Kleifgen, J., Curinga, M., and Kaun, K. (2007) Multimodal Resources for Writing: Students Taking First STEPS+G. The 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association. Chicago.
Kinzer, C. and Curinga, M. (2007) STEPS+G: A Framework for Multiple Perspectives to Enrich Latino Students’ Academic Writing. The 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association. Chicago.
Arora, P., Curinga, M., and Kaun, K. (2006) STEPS to Literacy: Using First Language to Facilitate Second Language Writing through an Innovative Literacy Software Tool. Association of Latin American Scholars (ALAS) 4th Annual Education Across the Americas Graduate Student Conference. Teachers College, March 31 &; April 1, 2006.
Curinga, M. (2011). [Review of the book Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia]. Teachers College Record.
Invited Talks & Papers
Curinga, M. [symposium chair] (2013). The Poverty of Cognitive Capitalism. The 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Francisco, April 27 – May 1, 2013.
Curinga, M. (2013, accepted). Learning Management Systems: Moodle and Beyond. The Adelphi University 2013 Teaching, Learning and Technology Conference, April 10, New York.
Curinga, M. & Crowley, J. (2013) [invited speaker]. Encouraging Learner Agency. Hybrid and Online Teaching & Learning Seminar, Adelphi University, New York, January 10 – 17, 2013.
Curinga, M. [panel chair] (2012). The Occupy Movement: Youth Activism and Social Media. Adelphi University Seventh Annual Conference for Peace and Human Rights, Adelphi University, New York, March 29-30.
Curinga, M. [discussant] (2011). Fusing Technology With Instruction: Finding Ways to Make Technology Effective for Learning. Symposium at the AERA Annual Meeting 2011. New Orleans.
Curinga, M. (2011). Teaching the Foundations of Open Education. Wikipedia Day 10th Birthday Celebration and Mini-Conference, New York University, New York, January 15, 2011.
Sullivan, I. and Curinga, M. (2010). Wikiotics language lesson assembly studio. Mozilla Drumbeat Festival: learning, freedom and the web. Barcelona, Spain, November 3-5, 2010.
Curinga, M. [panelist] (2010). Pedagogical freedom. DebConf10: Debian, Free Software, and Education. New York, August 1-7, 2010.
Curinga, M. (2009). Education – Software – Freedom. Invited lecture, EdLab Seminar, Columbia University, New York. May 13, 2009.
Curinga, M. (2006). The STEPS+G and CTELL technical architectures: possibilities for building interactive language software. Paper presentation at the Second International Roundtable on Digital Language Learning. Tamkang University, Taiwan, December 12-13, 2006.
Curinga, M. (2001). [panelist] Wireless Stimulants: BREW and Wireless Java. CTIA Wireless & Internet Conference, San Diego, September 10, 2001.
White papers, working papers, technical reports, etc
Curinga, M. and Timlaris, L. (2010). Technology and Education Transformation. Technical report prepared for the Intel Strategy, Research and Assessment Team.
Curinga, M. (2010). Mobile Learning. Technical report prepared for the Intel Strategy, Research and Assessment Team.
Curinga, M. (2010). Education and the Semantic Web. Technical report prepared for the Intel Strategy, Research and Assessment Team.
Curinga, M. (2009). Web 2.0 and Learning: a review of literature. Technical report prepared for the Intel Strategy, Research and Assessment Team.
refereed articles in preparation
Curinga, M. The MOOC and the Multitude. Target Journal: New Media & Society.
book chapters in preparation
Curinga, M. (proposal accepted). Responsive web design for mobile learning. In D. Mentor (Ed.), Leveraging mobile phones and tablets in different learning contexts. New York: Teachers College Press.
Grants & Funded Research
- Mobile Cases for Peer-to-peer learning
- $1,500,000, prepared for April 2013 submission
(Proposed) Project Director and Co-Principal Investigator of a federal Institute of Education Sciences (IES) funded study to develop and implement an annotated online video system to support peer-to-peer learning among novice Math teachers in New York City.
- Robotics for Programming
- $1,380, granted Feb. 21, 2011
Principal Investigator, Adelphi University Instructional Technology Grant
- Collaboratively produced multimedia materials in ESOL instruction
$62,500, unfunded Google Research Awards
- Wikiotics Design Research
- $3,440, granted Feb. 2, 2011
Principal Investigator, Adelphi University Faculty Development Grant
- StudyPlace Wiki: Explorations in Education, Communications, & Culture, Columbia Center for New Media, Teaching, and Learning, New York, NY
Graduate Research Assistant
- Steps To Literacy, Teachers College, New York, NY
Software Developer & Graduate Research Assistant
- CTELL: Case Technologies to Enhance Literacy Learning, Teachers College, New York, NY
Adelphi University, Department of Math and Computer Science
Adelphi University, School of Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
professional software development
- Brainscape, New York, NY
Lead Software Developer
- Nielsen IAG, New York, NY
- Software Development Consultant, 2005-2008
Lead Programmer, Web Applications, 2002-2005
- Crisp Wireless, New York, NY
Co-founder, Chief Technical Officer
- Sohonet (now RunTime Technologies), New York, NY
Adelphi University service
Director, Program in Educational Technology
- School of Education Technology Committee
co-chair, Spring 2011-present
Senate Committee on Academic Information Technology (SCAIT)
School of Education Continuous Improvement Advisory Team (CIA)
- Spring 2011
Interactive Media Group
professional & community service
JCEPS: Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, Advisory Board (member)
Wikiotics Foundation, Board of Directors (member)
Edu4, Technology Working Group (facilitator)
- Teunis G. Bergen Public School 9, Brooklyn, NY
Bilingual Education & Technology Advisor
- spaces e-journal of arts and humanities, Teachers College, New York, NY
- ContentBank, The Children’s Partnership, New York, NY
- Playing2Win Community Technology Center, Harlem, NY
Volunteer Teacher: Computer Programming and New Media Production
- First Baptist Church, Grady, AR
Volunteer Adult ESL Instructor
k-12 teaching and schools
- Computer Curriculum Corporation (now Pearson Education), New York, NY
Educational Technology Consultant, Public School District 32, Brooklyn
- Fall 1996
- Alternative Education Center, Guatemala City, Guatemala
ESL Teacher (grades 9-12)
- Teach For America, Los Angeles, Houston, Arkansas
Corps Member, Curriculum Consultant and Instructor for Summer Institute
- Grady Public Schools, Grady, AR
Bilingual/ESL Teacher, Migrant Education Coordinator
English, Spanish, intermediate Italian