Digital Directions in Learning: Taking it to Scale
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: Pino Monaco, Associate Director for Program Evaluation Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, Smithsonian Institution Moderator: Claudine Brown, Assistant Secretary for Education and Access, Smithsonian Institution Panelists: Barbara Schneider John A. Hannah Chair and Distinguished Professor College of Education and Department of Sociology, MSU Dr. Schneider is the principal investigator of the College Ambition Program (CAP), a study that tests a model for promoting a STEM college-going culture in two high schools that encourages adolescents to pursue STEM majors in college and occupations in these fields. Dr. Beth Harris Dean of Art and History Khan Academy Before joining the Khan Academy, Dr. Harris was the first person to hold the position of Director of Digital Learning at The Museum of Modern Art, where she started MoMA Courses Online. She also co-produced educational videos, websites and apps. Dr. Steven Zucker Dean of Art and History Khan Academy Dr. Zucker was chair of History of Art and Design at Pratt Institute where he strengthened enrollment and lead the renewal of curriculum across the Institute. Together with Beth Harris, Steven wrote “The Image Library as Learning Environment” for CAA News and “The Slide Library: A Posthumous Assessment in the Service of Our Digital Future,” Teaching Art History with Technology: Case Studies (2008). Nichole Pinkard Associate Professor / Interactive Media School of Cinema and Interactive Media Media DePaul University Program Founder Digital Youth Network She is the founder of Digital Youth Network and co-creator of Remix World, a social learning platform that connects youth’s learning opportunities in school, home, and beyond. In collaboration with the Chicago Public Library, Dr. Pinkard helped found YOUmedia, a public learning space that immerses high school students in a context of traditional media – books – to make and produce new media artifacts like music, games, videos, and virtual worlds.