Phil Tietjen

ptietjen [at] psu [dot] edu


  • Pennsylvania State University, College of Education-Learning, Design, and Technology, Ph.D. (2015)
  • New Mexico State University, M.A.
  • The Evergreen State College, B.A.


  • Tietjen, P., McDonald, S. & Rook, M.M. (2016) (Accepted). Theorizing Learning Spaces: A Sociomaterial Approach. International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS). Singapore.
  • Rook, M.M., McDonald, S., Choi, K. & Tietjen, P. (2016) (Accepted). Facilitating Bridges of Practice Among Multiple Learning Communities. Symposium: Future Learning Spaces for Learning Communities: New Directions and Conceptual Frameworks. International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS). Singapore.
  • Sharma, P. & Tietjen P. (2015). (In press.) Examining Patterns Of Participation and Meaning-Making In Student Blogs: A Case Study In Higher Education. American Journal of Distance Education.
  • Tietjen, P. & Sharma, P. (2015) Emergent Learning Communities as Seedbeds for Best Practices: Uncovering Insights from Teacher-Practitioner Blogs. Annual Conference of the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • Tietjen, P. & Sharma, P. (2015) Exploring meaning-making in online, open peer communities: A case study of an Ubuntu discussion forum. Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Pursel, B. K., Stubbs, C., Tietjen, P., & Choi, J. (Forthcoming). The Intersection of Digital Badges, Big Data and Learning at Scale. In Z. Berge & L. Muilenburg (Eds.), Digital Badges in Education: Trends, Issues, and Cases. Routledge
  • Asino, T. & Tietjen, P. (November, 2012). Can you add me? Examining the use of Google Docs in Knowledge Building. Annual Conference of Association of Educational Communications & Technology, Louisville, KY.
  • Tietjen, P. (February, 2010). Wikis: Getting beyond the hype. Pennsylvania Educational Technology Exposition & Conference, Hershey, PA.
  • Tietjen, P., Jung, E.J., Land, S., & Sharma, P. Supporting Self-Directed Learning in Online Environments: Implications from Investigations of Informal Social Networking Sites. (October, 2010). Annual Conference of the Association of Educational Communications & Technology, Anaheim, CA


  • Courses: Social Media & Learning (EdTec 498/467); Penn State University, College of Education, Learning, Design, and Technology (2010-present)
  • Courses: Writing for the Web; Technical Writing; Proposal Writing; University of New Mexico, Department of English (2007-2010)
  • Courses: Technical Writing; Business Writing; First-Year Composition; Virginia Polytechnic University, Department of English (2001-2006)