Technology, Innovation, and Education
Sesame Workshop visits HT-123
In Ilona Holland’s class T-523 Formative Evaluation for Educational Product Development, students are evaluating Fetch! a PBS Kids TV program and Website produced at WGBH, Boston. To begin the evaluation process, the class interviewed Fetch! Executive Producer Bill Shribman, Producer Laura Nooney, and RA Melissa Carlson.
Manny Quinn (human patient simulator) visits T-522…
In David Dockterman's course T-522 Educational Software Project Design, Dr. John Pawlowski, an anesthesiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, joined with a team from the Shapiro Simulation and Skills Center at Beth Israel to give students a hands-on experience with instructional technology. In a simulated emergency, they saved the life of Manny Quinn, an ultra-sophisticated human patient simulator – and in the process, stretched their thinking about the complex ways software, hardware, and human instructors can support different learning goals and ability levels.
HBS Professor Christensen and Disrupting Class…
In Chris Dede's course T-561 Emerging Educational Technologies, Harvard Business School Professor Clay Christensen discussed his book, Disrupting Class, which is a major text for the course. Having analyzed the arguments in the book for generalizing business analogies to education, students had a stimulating discussion with Professor Christensen, asking questions about his model for change and making suggestions about how to improve the strategy he advocates.