Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Live Interview on Thursday, March 10th - Mitch Resnick from MIT Media Lab

Join me Thursday, March 10th, for a live and interactive webinar with Mitch Resnick, Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab.

Date: Thursday, March 10th, 2011
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 1am GMT (next day--international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Event and Recording Page

Mitchel Resnick directs the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the Media Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He develops new technologies to engage people (particularly children) in creative learning experiences, and serves as Academic Head of the Media Arts and Sciences program. His research projects include:

Scratch: Democratizing Digital Expression.  With the Scratch software, kids can create their own interactive stories, games, and animations - and share their creations online. Kids learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively, while learning important computational ideas. Scratch has been called "the YouTube of interactive media."

Programmable Bricks: Learning through Designing.  With Programmable Bricks, children can build and program their own robots, kinetic sculptures, and other interactive inventions - and learn science and engineering concepts in the process. Programmable Bricks served as inspiration for the LEGO MindStorms, PicoCricket, and LEGO WeDo robotics kits.

Computer Clubhouse: Bridging the Digital Divide.  He co-founded the Computer Clubhouse project, an international network of 100 after-school centers where youth from low-income communities learn to express themselves creatively with new technologies.