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Dr. Rob Williams is a Vermont-based musician, historian, consultant, journalist and media educator/maker who teaches F2F and online media and communications courses at Champlain College in the Core, and leads student travel trips to China, the Middle East and other distant lands.
The founding president of the Action Coalition for Media Education (ACME), Rob focuses with his students on media education approaches and tools, and employs hands-on learning in his classes, with an emphasis on "blogocentric pedagogy" and use of social media platforms like Blogger, Twitter and YouTube to create class conversations and produce collaborative work, and to encourage students to find their individual voices in the emerging world of digital media convergence.
Outside of Champlain, Rob serves as publisher of Vermont Commons: Voices of Independence newspaper; co-manages Vermont Yak Company in Vermont's Mad River Valley, a farm business raising grass-fed yaks for meat and agritourism; and performs pherocious pholk phunk music in the Phineas Gage Project.
"Never let school get in the way of your education." - Mark Twain