Paul’s Bio

Paul Treadwell is currently employed by Cornell Cooperative Extension as IT Team Leader for web development. In this role he oversees a wide range of activities including strategic planning, needs assessment and the development of e-learning tools. He is responsible for the planning and implementation of new IT initiatives focused on broadening the reach of Cornell Cooperative Extension online. Paul currently supervises the web development team at Extension.

Paul’s current areas of interest include online interactions in the context of learning communities, the development of social capital in online environments , the emergence of social hierarchies and user scaffolding in distance learning courses and emerging social networking technologies.
Prior to his work at Cornell Cooperative Extension, Paul worked developing prototype applications for wireless networks in an academic environment. During various points in the past he has worked with media artists and architects who were early adopters of computer technologies.

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