Education Technology: Revolutionizing Personalized Learning and Student Assessment

Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings
Thursday, October 06, 2011
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

In a widely-quoted commentary, famed educator John Dewey predicted that “if we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” This observation fits squarely with education policymakers’ call for re-engineering the modern classroom to harness the power of digital technologies. Education advocates envision schools where students master vital skills and critical thinking in a collaborative setting, teachers assess pupils in real time, and social media and digital libraries connect learners to a wide range of resources. What would digitized classrooms look like, and how could technology improve pupil engagement and mastery of concepts? How might educators scale up successful pilot projects?

A forum on education technology and its potential to transform the modern American classroom. Moderated by Darrell West, vice president and director of Governance Studies, a panel of experts will analyze how to best incorporate digital technologies into American classrooms and increase the use of adaptive learning and assessment. Discussants will also examine how education technology can enhance student performance and engagement.

The event will be webcast live on the Brookings website. After the program, panelists will take audience questions.

Participants may join the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #EdRev.

Moderator: Darrell M. West
Vice President and Director, Governance Studies

Chip Hughes
Executive Vice President of School Services

Joanne Weiss
Chief of Staff to U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan
U.S. Department of Education

Nina Zolt
Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer

Zoran Popović
Professor and Director, Center for Game Science, University of Washington