Jay Collier is founder and executive director of The Compass LLC, a consultancy focused on digital strategy for communities of professional practice and lifelong learning. He is currently advising the Maine Department of Education on digital strategy for online collaboration.
For over 25 years, Jay has been scouting, evaluating, and curating learning media. At WGBH and PBS, he introduced innovative video editing workflows for local and national program promotion. At MIT, he post-produced online videos about leading-edge research for institute clients, including the Media Lab. At Dartmouth, he promoted liberal arts and sciences education as an online producer and manager for over 50 departments and offices. At Bates College, he consolidated media relations, social media, and e-mail content into new core channels.
At the Maine Department of Education, he led a needs analysis for online communications, produced and designed a cross-media newsroom service, and developed and prototyped a collaboration platform for educators. He is now operationalizing the first phase of a statewide online learning exchange to support a strategic vision and plan for learner-centered education in Maine.
Jay has been microblogging about innovative ideas in learning media since 2005 at jaycollier.net and twitter.com/jaycollier. He consults with learning organizations on emerging media, online collaboration, and access to knowledge.