Jamie Littlefield

  • Distance education expert who writes about alternative and open forms of education
  • Member of the advisory board of the United States Distance Learning Association


Jamie Littlefield is a former writer for ThoughtCo and contributed articles about distance learning for over 11 years. As an online instructor and instructional designer, she has considerable experience mentoring students in non-traditional settings. Littlefield has contributed to multiple textbooks and has taught distance education courses at both the high school and college level. She currently serves on the advisory board of the United States Distance Learning Association.

Since 2005, Littlefield has written about education for a variety of media outlets, including Huffington Post, Psychology Today, the Salt Lake Tribune, and Deseret News.

Awards and Publications

  • Awarded the Peter Lincoln Spencer Fellowship Award for excellence and innovation in teaching in 2004
  • Received the Utah Valley University Faculty Senate Award for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service in 2012


After attending Claremont Graduate University, Littlefield received an M.A. in Education. Prior to that, she received her B.A. in English from Brigham Young University.

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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