Aaron Doering

Nominated by:  Jeni Henrickson

Aaron Doering is the director of the Learning Technologies Media Lab and a professor of Learning Technologies at the University of Minnesota. He has pioneered the concept of “adventure-learning,” which has spurred innovation in education through the merger of technology, storytelling, learner-centered pedagogy, and adventure-based narratives. Since the early 2000s, his large-scale expeditions tied to collaborative online learning environments have reached more than 15 million learners on six continents, engaging them in real time with people, places, and cultures worldwide impacted by a rapidly changing climate and way of life.

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