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Chris Dede

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Longfellow Hall 323
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Cambridge, MA, 02138

Chris Dede

Faculty Affiliate, Project on Technology, Security, and Conflict in the Cyber Age

Telephone: 617-495-3839
Fax: 617-495-9268



Chris Dede is the Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at Harvard's Graduate School of Education. His fields of scholarship include emerging technologies, policy, and leadership.  His funded research includes five current grants from NSF, Qualcomm, and the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences to explore immersive simulations and transformed social interactions as means of student engagement, learning, and assessment.  In 2007, he was honored by Harvard University as an outstanding teacher, and in 2011, he was named a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association.

Chris has served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Foundations of Educational and Psychological Assessment and a member of the 2010 National Educational Technology Plan Technical Working Group.  His co-edited book, Scaling Up Success: Lessons Learned from Technology-based Educational Improvement, was published by Jossey-Bass in 2005.  A second volume he edited, Online Professional Development for Teachers: Emerging Models and Methods, was published by the Harvard Education Press in 2006. His latest book, Digital Teaching Platforms, will be published by Teachers College Press in 2012.



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April 2012

Digital Teaching Platforms: Customizing Classroom Learning for Each Student


By Chris Dede, Faculty Affiliate, Project on Technology, Security, and Conflict in the Cyber Age and John Richards

The Digital Teaching Platform (DTP) brings the power of interactive technology to teaching and learning in classrooms. In this authoritative book, top researchers in the field of learning science and educational technology examine the current state of design and research on DTPs, the principles for evaluating them, and their likely evolution as a dominant medium for educational improvement.



Wireless EdTech 2011 Photo

November 15, 2011

ICTPP Faculty Affiliate Chris Dede Leads Wireless Education Technology Conference 2011

Media Feature

By Chris Dede, Faculty Affiliate, Project on Technology, Security, and Conflict in the Cyber Age and Susan M. Lynch, Program Assistant, International Security Program; Web Manager, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

ICTPP Faculty Affiliate and Harvard Graduate School of Education Professor Chris Dede convened the Wireless Education Technology Conference 2011 in Washington, D.C., on October 20–21, 2011. Its focus: the major issues that must be resolved to realize the full potential of mobile broadband for learning.

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We host a busy schedule of events throughout the fall, winter and spring. Past guests include: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former Vice President Al Gore, and former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev.