Dr. Jeff Bergin has led curriculum, instructional, experience, and environment design for various educational companies for the past 20 years. Dr. Bergin is passionate about engaging learners in the design process, whether through learner-centered design, design-based research, or design thinking methodologies. He is also a leader in the applied learning sciences and digital humanities.
Currently, Dr. Bergin is the Vice President of Learning Research & Design at Macmillan Learning, where he leads a team of learning researchers and experience designers. Previously, he was the Vice President of Learning & Experience Design for Pearson’s Global Product Organization, and his team designed more than a dozen product models that included personalized and adaptive systems, online courseware, e-books, lab-based interventions, and handheld products. Dr. Bergin has also worked at and consulted with a number of educational technology startups, and taught computer-mediated courses at Maricopa Community Colleges.
Previously, Dr. Bergin has also participated in learner environment and learning services design, including after school tutoring programs for Upward Bound, summer experiential learning programs at Rogers Memorial Hospital, interactive learning center design at the Wisconsin Health Education Center, international connected classroom events at Viacom, charter school development at Tesseract Charter Schools, preschool development at Sunrise Preschools, the ACE program for high school students at Maricopa Community Colleges, and mall-based programs for Pearson Schools Group.
Dr. Bergin holds a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, and Linguistics from Arizona State University with an emphasis in curriculum design, technology integration, and program administration. He has served on the INACOL standards refresh committee; the Quality Matters standards refresh committee; and sponsored the Online Learning Accessibility Certification through USDLA. Dr. Bergin has presented and published on topics including learning design, online learning, and technology-augmented instruction.
2017 Presentation Abstract: Design a Learning App Concept (Fast!)
2016: Adapting Research Methods to Construct a Learning Design Research Agenda