About Luke

Me: I’m a fun-loving geek who happens to be really interested in how we learn and how technology can help us do it better.

Things I’ve done include:

  • Serving as the first Director of Education Programs at TakingITGlobal, an innovative non-profit organization in Toronto where Emily Kornblut & I launched and managed TIGed.org. Under my watch, we were honoured with a Tech Museum Award for education.
  • A stint as marketing manager at Career Cruising, a company that makes online career guidance tools.
  • Along with the rest of the gang at Atmosphere Industries, co-designed Gentrification: The Game, an award-winning Big Game that has been presented in New York, Toronto, London and Berlin.
  • Co-authored some cool (and diverse) stuff, mostly with Kate Raynes-Goldie , including a chapter in the MacArthur Foundation’s series of books on digital media and learning on the topic of online civic engagement (PDF is here) and a whacky food blog that I’ll (fingers crossed) soon have archived here (we accidentally lost the domain. oops.)

Want the full story? Check out my CV (PDF) or check me on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/lukewalker. Stuff you won’t see in there: back in the day, I was a surfguard at a number of beaches in the Prince Edward Island National Park, taught swimming lessons, and played the piano.