Brian Ausland
Director of Education
Navigation North Learning

With 20 years in education and digital resource development, Brian leads educational program design and research for Navigation North Learning. His team has been engaged in the design and development of various statewide platforms and programs for the U.S. Office of Educational Technology. Brian has worked with the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access to monitor and analyze ongoing use of their new Learning Lab to support and extend the ways teachers and students access this resource. Having been involved in the initial research, design, planning, and implementation of the Learning Lab, Brian has collaborated with the SCLDA lead team to review existing research and verify findings across diverse classrooms to better calibrate youth use of digital resources like the Smithsonian's Learning Lab.