Luke Walker

Marketing Coordinator, Career Cruising
Canada Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Languages : English, French
  • Last Login : Feb 5, 2012

About Me

Until August 2008, Luke was the Director of Education Programs at TakingITGlobal, a non-profit organization focused on empowering young people through technology to learn about and take action on global social issues. Since Luke joined TakingITGlobal in 2004, he has been responsible for developing programs and tools to help teachers and students leverage the vibrant community to support interactive and highly engaging e-learning experiences. TakingITGlobal for Education ( works with thousands of educators and students in 40 countries to introduce safe and meaningful online social networking to the learning experience, and help students develop much-needed 21st century skills. Luke has played a key role in securing support from the MacArthur Foundation, Microsoft, the Canadian International Development Agency, the International Society for Technology and Education, the University of Toronto and the Gordon Foundation for TakingITGlobalā€™s education programs. Prior to joining TakingITGlobal, Luke had experience as an educator and instructional designer at the Acadia Institute for Teaching and Technology.

Luke has presented at education-related conferences around North America and throughout the world. He has spoken extensively at educational conferences, including the National Educational Computing Conference, the Virtual School Symposium, the School of the Future World Summit (all in 2005), and the Association of Teacher Educators and the Microcomputers in Education Conference (2006) in the US. Internationally, he was a keynote speaker at the 2005 Global Project Based Learning Forum and Exhibition in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and the 2006 iEARN Youth Summit in the Netherlands. He has also spoken at the iEARN World Summit (Netherlands, 2006) and in the Youth Hub at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis (2005).

  • My Interests
    Education, Social Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Development

  • Countries I've visited
    CanadaCanada      EgyptEgypt      GermanyGermany      NetherlandsNetherlands      SlovakiaSlovakia      TaiwanTaiwan      TunisiaTunisia      United KingdomUnited Kingdom      United StatesUnited States