Erik J. Byker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Elementary Education at Stephen F. Austin State University. He teaches courses in elementary and middle level social studies methods, culturally responsive teaching, instructional design, and global education. Byker has a Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy from Michigan State University and holds a M.Ed. Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia. Byker's research is international and comparative in scope as he has conducted ethnographic field studies in England, Cuba, India, South Korea, and across the United States on how students and teachers use and construct meaning for computer technology. Over the 2010-2011 academic year, he lived in Bangalore, India, and collected dissertation data on how an economic cross-section of Bangalore's elementary schools were using computer technology in their schools.