Levi C. Maaia
Program of Study: Learning, Culture & Technology Studies MA/PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
Year in the Program: Sixth Year
Research Interests: Levi’s research research focuses on digital literacies in teaching and learning. His M.A. project studied ways in which existing technology- enabled learning programs could be adapted across a variety applications. As the teacher and curriculum developer of the digital media and STEAM Lab courses at Anacapa School, he also works directly with middle school and high school students as he researches innovations in new media and STEM education.
In 2004, Levi joined Full Channel, a family-owned broadband provider in Bristol County, R.I. Under his leadership, Full Channel successfully turned around a declining subscriber base while making its first forays into digital and high-definition television, IP telephony and renewable energy solutions. In 2008, he developed and launched Full Channel’s renewable wind energy initiative GreenLink through a partnership forged with sustainable energy provider People’s Power & Light. As a result, cable industry trade publication CableFAX honored Full Channel with its 2009 Top Ops Community Service Award. In 2012, Levi formed Full Channel Labs, an online innovation and technology partner, which develops and supports advances in networking.