George Lucas Educational Foundation

Rurik Nackerud

Rurik (Rory) Nackerud teaches online in traditional classrooms at the middle, high school and post-secondary levels. Educational technology, immersive learning environments and applying best practices to both professional development and student interactions are cornerstones of his educational activities. Taking his master's degree to the next level he accepted Portland State University's invitation to the education doctorate program focussing on curriculum and instruction starting in the Fall of 2012. He enjoys working with middle and secondary students as a language arts, science and computer science teacher as well as the occasional post-secondary course. In addition he develops and presents community and teacher workshops and trainings on mobile learning, social networking, immersive learning environments, and other cutting edge educational technology resources both virtually and in person.

Areas of Interest: 
Educational technology,
immersive environments,
mobile learning,
augmented reality,
social networking,
learning management systems (LMS),
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD),
one-to-one laptop initiatives,
open source,
curriculum development