About the alchemist

AJ Barse is a part of Western’s ATUS Department as an Information Technology Specialist in application support. Located in Haggard Hall 225, behind the Student Technology Center.

AJ Barse is an award winning and world traveling photographer, as well as an Instructional Technologist for Western Washington University (WWU) in the Pacific Northwest. With a background in K-12 teaching, higher education (two-time graduate of Western’s Woodring College of Education), and ed-technology, his experience has forged a belief that technology can be a tool to support teaching and learning, but that tools alone do not make effective teaching.

AJ is an active content creator, and has several current productions including the Bellingham Podcast, The Analog Explorer project, and his ed-tech productions as The Digital Alchemist at WWU. Before coming back to academia, he served as the Communication Director for the Lummi Nation where he took on the role as editor-in-chief of the Squol Quol newspaper as well as the host and creator of Lummi Nation Podcast Radio (LNPR) during the early years of podcasting.

As an educator, AJ has taught for Northwest Indian College as well as for WWU-Extended Education. He has published and presented on a wide range of edtech topics; predominately advocating for digital literacy in media creation, and technology tools to enhance overall transference of learning.

Adobe Education Exchange :

Bellingham Podcast
The Analog Explorer

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