Welcome to my home page

Note:This is an archived version. To see my current home page, please go to http://people.emich.edu/jmargerum/

This is me with my wife Julie and our daughters Meagan (12) and Emma (9).

If you're interested in seeing a map of the places I've lived, click here.


"Hands that can grasp, eyes

that can dilate, hair that can rise

if it must, these things are important

not because a

high-sounding interpretation can be put

upon them but

because they are


Marianne Moore, Poetry
Assorted quotes are available here.

About my work

In my professional life, I work in educational technology, specializing in teacher preparation and development. For detailed information about my education and experiences, my Curricum Vitae is on line. A one page resume which concentrates primarily on my educational technology experience is also available. If you're interested in seeing a sample of my writing, a paper on rapid prototyping that I co-wrote with Joe Hoffman is available here. My dissertation proposal abstract represents a more recent picture of my writing and research interests.  As of May, 2001 I have completed my Ph.D. in educational technology.  A chapter of that document will appear as a paper in the upcoming Journal of Educational Computing Research, a peer-reviewed print journal.

The bulk of my professional work is done at Eastern Michigan University, where I am a tenure-track faculty member.  One course I teach is EDMT 330, an undergraduate teacher education course on educational technology. The link above will take you to the syllabus and on-line resources for that course.

My graduate work was done at the University of ichigan. The project I was most closely associated with was the Master's and Certification (MAC) program, where I worked with the MAC B cohort. The group consists of teacher education students in language arts, science, social studies, math, and foreign languages.

If you would like specific information on projects I'm currently working on, e-mail me with the subject line "info-request". An automated response system will send you a report on what I'm up to.

What I do for fun

Actually, I don't have much time for recreation. But when I do get a chance to relax, here's what I do.

See my bookmarks

I collect bookmarks to give out wherever I go. I've got over 500 so far, annotated to turn them into a hot list. To see them as a web page, click here.

To download them (if you have a Mac), click here.

Places to go

Thanks to Michael P. Scholtis for this form. The sites listed are some of the more interesting or useful places I've visited. Most are related to education one way or another, and I've tried to pick places that are not on the usual list of "hot sites".

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Unless otherwise noted, the graphics, links, and text contained in these pages are either in the public domain or are my own creation. These pages do not necessarily reflect the opinions, philosophies, or policies of the University of Michigan or the Master's and Certification (MAC) program, my employers.