Cole Shaw currently serves as a senior software engineer for DXtera Institute, where he leverages tools to help scale and build DXtera’s integration framework. In his role, he collaborates with members to integrate learning and assessment systems to improve the overall student learning experience.
Previously, Cole worked as senior software developer on educational research projects for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). While at MIT, he collaborated with faculty and external organizations on projects focused on defining learning pathways, visualizing concept maps, and implementing adaptive assessments in the classroom. Cole’s work at MIT, the Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx), was recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) with the 2017 King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Education, which recognizes innovations in leveraging information and communication technologies to increase access to quality education. He is also a recipient of a First in the World Grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the Fly-by-Wire project, collaborating with Arapahoe Community College and Quinsigamond Community College on scalable differentiated instruction.
In addition, Cole served as a Peace Corps volunteer and worked at Sandia National Laboratories in technical and project management roles. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in Technology and Policy from MIT.