Michael Collins

Penn State

Michael Collins' Portrait

Michael Collins is an Associate Teaching Professor in the School of Visual Arts where he teaches courses in digital art and design. Collins has been designing and creating online learning technology for over a decade and is an advocate for the use of open-source technology in online education. His most recent collaboration includes a project called OER Schema – a project that fosters free access to knowledge by helping open educational resources become interoperable. Mr. Collins has produced a wide breadth of creative work including interactive art installations, web and product design, concept design, 3D animation, and operates a furniture design studio. His most recent exhibition work centers around digital privacy, identity, and security and he co-authored book chapter, Artist Research as Praxis and Pedagogy, published in Teaching Artistic Research (De Gruyter, 2020). He also authored a book chapter, Metadata for Digital Teaching: Enabling Remix for Open Educational Resources, published in The Routledge Handbook of Remix Studies and Digital Humanities (Routledge, 2021). Mr. Collins is the lead faculty coordinator for the multi-college World Campus Digital Multimedia Design program and enjoys teaching art and design to students in a variety of subjects. He has been a long-time sub-committee volunteer for ACM SIGGRAPH, an organization whose mission is to nurture, champion, and connect researchers and practitioners of Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques.