Jamie Littlefield Education Expert Education M.A., Education, Claremont Graduate University B.A., English, Brigham Young University Introduction A distance learning education expert Former advisory board member to the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)Taught eLearning classes high school and college level students Experience Jamie Littlefield is a former writer for ThoughtCo where she wrote about distance learning for more than 11 years. As an online instructor and instructional designer, she has considerable experience in mentoring students in nontraditional settings. Littlefield contributed to multiple textbooks and taught distance education courses at both the high school and college levels. She also served on the advisory board of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) for seven years.Littlefield's writing about distance learning and eLearning appears in a variety of media outlets. Some of these include the Huffington Post, Psychology Today, the Salt Lake Tribune, and Deseret News. Her work focuses on alternative and open forms of education. Littlefield was part of a TEDx talk in 2016, where she spoke about Serendipitous Design. Education Jamie Littlefield received a Master Arts (M.A.) in Education from Claremont Graduate University. She also holds a Bachelor Arts (B.A.) in English from Brigham Young University.Awards and PublicationsNonprofit Technology Network Google Fiber Digital Inclusion Fellow, 2016–2017Peter Lincoln Spencer Fellowship Award for excellence and innovation in teaching in 2004Why Digital Inclusion Is a Part of Your Work (Nonprofit Technology Network, 2017)What Happens When You Move Your Urban High School Into the Suburbs? (StrongTowns.org, 2016)Can Serendipity be Designed? (TEDx, Salt Lake City, 2016) ThoughtCo and Dotdash Meredith ThoughtCo, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is an award-winning reference site offering education content created by experts. ThoughtCo reaches 13 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines. Read more from Jamie Littlefield State-by-State List of Free Online Public Schools, K–12 Free Online Italian Classes Free Online French Classes Free Online Math Classes Free Online Computer Classes Free Online Drawing Classes 10 Free Online Courses That Will Make You Happier Regional Accreditation for Online Schools What You Need to Know About Diploma Mills Get Your High School Diploma Online Where to Find a List of Unaccredited Online Colleges List of Free Online Public Schools for Arkansas Students, K-12 10 Myths About Online High Schools Why Do Teens Enroll in Online High Schools? Unique Ways to Celebrate Graduation Free Online Public Schools in Arizona Review of Online Learning Platform Instructure Canvas Harvard's Online Certificate Programs Free Online Public Schools for Tennessee Students 25 Active Adjectives for Your Résumé How to Ask Your Professor to Change Your Grade How to Earn a Doctorate Degree Online How to Earn an Online High School Diploma as an Adult Can Online High School Graduates Go to College?