Harvard Graduate School of Education

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Master of Education 2005
Technology in Education (now Technology, Innovation and Education)
http://www.gse.harvard.edu/

"The Technology, Innovation, and Education Program (TIE) prepares students to contribute to the thoughtful design, implementation, and assessment of educational media and technology initiatives. Graduates of the program fill leadership positions in a wide range of fields, including design and production, policy development and analysis, technology integration and administration, research and evaluation, and teaching with new technologies.

Some distinctive features of studying educational technology in TIE include:

  • Focus on learning and teaching: Our approach puts learning and teaching at the center, with technology as the means, not the mission. Our courses examine cutting-edge technologies that bridge distance and time, the research behind them and the design that goes into them – but we always center on the cognitive, affective, and social dimensions of learning, not on hardware or fashion.
  • A world-class faculty: Our faculty combines internationally recognized researchers with leading professionals in design and evaluation. We are all committed teachers and learners, dedicated to supporting you as a student and helping you craft a course of study that meets your goals.
  • A curriculum that builds leaders: Our curriculum bridges three broad strands of design, implementation, and research. Design courses apply learning principles to creating software, networks, digital video and television, handheld applications, and multi-user virtual environments. Implementation courses focus on using new technologies to bring about transformative changes in educational practice. Courses on research emphasize formulating evaluation designs that are both rigorous and practical. To deepen connections between theory and practice, TIE students often undertake an internship in one of the many research projects, educational technology firms, or media production organizations in the Boston area.
  • A diverse community of learners: Our community includes students of all ages, from all parts of the globe, with varied professional backgrounds and experience in technology. The upshot is that students have endless opportunities to learn from one another, exchanging insights about the potential role for learning technologies in different settings and cultures.

Where can TIE take you? Our alumni are doing exciting work in school systems and universities, media and software production companies, museums, publishing companies, educational technology start-ups, and other public and private sector settings. You can meet TIE alums, learn more about our faculty and curriculum, and find degree requirements on the various pages of this Web site." (Taken from TIE Program: An Overview) [More Information]

Courses (Fall)

Courses (Spring)

Projects and Samples

Quixotically: Reading Chapter 1 of "Don Quixote", a Universally Designed Lesson Focusing on ADHD Students

  • This project describes a prototype software and lesson to teach the first chapter of "Don Quixote" to students who suffer of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. It was developed as a final project for professor David Rose's T-560, Universal Design for Learning: Meeting the Challenge of Individual Differences.
  • [You may visit Quixotically by clicking here]

Curriculum Design: Understanding the Theater of the Absurd

  • In collaboration with a tenth grade Spanish teacher in Colombia, I designed a curricular unit that integrates technology into teaching the Theater of the Absurd using the Teaching for Understanding framework. This project was done as part of Professor Martha Stone Wiske's course "Developing Curriculum With New Technogies" at Harvard Graduate School of Education.
  • [You may see a quick Flash Presentation (in English) or Visit the unit (in Spanish)]

Case Study: KIE, WISE, TELS

  • In collaboration with two of my classmates we conducted a semester-long case study of the development of the KIE/WISE/TELS software. We did some research together and then focused on special interest areas. I looked at the professional development and teacher support schemes in place specifically in WISE. This project was done as part of Professor Katerine Bielaczyc's course "Bridging From Theory to Design into Practice, An Investigation of Issues and Dilemmas" at Harvard Graduate School of Education.
  • [You may visit the case study website.]