Digital Directions in Learning: Designing Instructional Technology
The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) hosted "Digital Directions in Learning", an online discussion series with leaders and researchers in public education, after school programming, museum education, and educational technology on the last Wednesday of each month, in February-June 2014. Welcome: Stephanie Norby, Director Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, Smithsonian Institution Moderator: Claudine Brown, Assistant Secretary for Education and Access, Smithsonian Institution Panelists: Chris Dede Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies Harvard Graduate School of Education Chris Dede’s fields of scholarship include emerging technologies, policy, and leadership. His funded research includes five grants from NSF and the Gates Foundation to design and study immersive simulations, transformed social interactions, and online professional development. Barry J. Fishman Associate Professor, School of Education, Associate Professor, School of Information University of Michigan Barry Fishman's research focuses on the use of technology to support teacher learning, video games as models for learning environments, and the role of educational leaders in fostering classroom-level reform involving technology. Fishman's research is concerned with the design and implementation of reform supported by technology. To this end, he is a co-developer of the Design-Based Implementation Research framework. Samuel Abramovich Assistant Professor of Education Informatics Department of Learning and Instruction / Department of Library and Information Studies State University of New York at Buffalo Samuel’s research centers on finding and understanding the learning opportunities presented by the intersection of education informatics and the learning sciences to help guide education improvement and reform. He also looks at educator interactions in large-scale online resource exchanges and how educational badges can increase motivation to learn. Kyle Peck Co-Director of Online Center for Innovation in Learning/ Professor of Education and Research Learning Design and Technology Program Penn State University Dr. Kyle L. Peck studies and applies innovations in education, his current interests include Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and digital badges in education. Kyle is Director for the DIY STEM program, an emerging national opportunity to enhance learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through hands on projects, online learning opportunities and digital badges.