Trevor Cockburn

Instructional Technologist & AV Specialist Sr


Building: Memorial Hall
Office: 6133
MSC: 1704

Departments: Classroom Technology Services, Learning Innovations & Design

Pronouns: He / Him / His

About me

Fueled by a love for technology and a strong belief in lifelong learning, I have invested my time and efforts into the exploration of educational media and technology. While studying at James Madison University for my undergraduate degree, I took coursework in educational media, educational technology, instructional design, and photography. For my undergraduate senior research project, I created an Augmented Reality Sandbox and researched the benefits of augmented reality in the classroom. I am currently enrolled in the Educational Technology M.Ed. program at James Madison University, where I am studying the impact that augmented reality, specifically mixed reality glasses, can have on learning.  I am also a part of the Classroom Technology Services department at James Madison University, in which we are responsible for introducing new technologies into the classrooms that will assist with the JMU’s academic mission. Outside of work and my graduate studies, I am a freelance photographer that specializes in sports photography. I have won three Virginia Press Association awards for my work in 2018, 2019, and 2021, a Society of Professional Journalists First Place Mark of Excellence 2021 and a 2021 National Finalist for the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence in the sports photography category. I continue to freelance for a variety of different organizations.

Education and Certifications:

Master of Education: Educational Technology (2022)

Bachelor of Individualized Studies: Educational Media and Photography (2019)

Extron Certified A/V Associate

Extron Certified Control Specialist

AVIXA AV Technologist Certification


  • Augmented Reality
  • Mixed Reality Glasses
  • Augmented Reality Sandbox
  • Photography and Videography for learning
  • Video Games as an educational tool

About Classroom Technology Services

We enhance the teaching and learning experience for faculty and students in in-person and hybrid environments via management of appropriate educational technologies. We design, install, support, and maintain reliable technology-rich teaching environments on campus. We coordinate with JMU Facilities Management and others to plan for audio/visual technologies for new or renovated JMU academic buildings.

Need quick help with technology or equipment in your classroom? Contact 540-568-6799 (press “1”) or

About Learning Innovations & Design

We create virtual and physical spaces, programs, and services for the JMU community to enhance, experiment with, and innovate in their teaching, learning, and scholarship.

Departments in this unit include Classroom Technology Services, Educational Technology Services, Instructional Design, Learning Technology Services, and Media Production & Makerspace Services.

To get started using our services, visit the Learning Innovations & Design Desk online or in Rose Library.