About Rik

Hi, I’m Rik Panganiban. I am currently the Online Learning Manager at KQED. I develop free online courses that help teachers improve their media literacy and media-making skills through an online portal called KQED Teach. I also manage the PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification, an award to recognize teachers for their achievements in media analysis, evaluation, making and facilitation.

Check out my LinkedIn profile for the most updated list of professional activities, experiences and accomplishments.

Previously I was the Senior Instructional Design Lead for Science Action Club at California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. In this capacity, I supported over 1,700 expert trainers and science educators with online training and tools to serve over 13,000 young people around the country. I also managed our partnerships with major science institutions including NASA and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Prior to that I served as the Senior Manager of Digital Learning at the Cal Academy from 2012-2016. I planned and led programs that gave youth the opportunity to tell their own science stories using mobile apps, digital games, online videos, digital dome astronomy shows and more.

From 2008 to 2011, I served as Assistant Director of the Online Leadership Program at Global Kids, a unique youth development nonprofit that empowers at-risk young people to be community leaders, global citizens and achieving students.  As part of the Online Leadership team, I spearheaded special projects that used social media, virtual worlds and games to engage young people on world issues in powerful and fun ways.

In my off hours, I am the Editor-in-Chief of Yehoodi.com, a news site focused on lindy hop and swing jazz.