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Richard Holeton is Assistant Vice Provost for Learning Environments at Stanford University, in the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL). Previously he was Senior Director of Learning Environments, Director of Academic Computing Services, and a lecturer for 12 years in Stanford's English department and writing program, where he helped pioneer digital and networked pedagogies and the design of technology-rich learning spaces. His scholarship includes articles, book chapters, and college textbooks such as Composing Cyberspace: Identity, Community, and Knowledge in the Electronic Age (McGraw-Hill). He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the NMC (New Media Consortium) and is co-creator and co-author of the Learning Space Rating System (EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative). His fiction includes the critically-recognized hypertext novel Figurski at Findhorn on Acid (Eastgate Systems), widely exhibited electronic literature, and award-winning short stories. His honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Brown Foundation/Dora Maar House, and the California Arts CouncilHoleton holds a BA from Stanford and MA and MFA degrees from San Francisco State University, where he also taught creative writing. He lives on the San Mateo County coast north of Half Moon Bay, California.