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  • DesignWorlds President and CEO, Dr. Ted Kahn, is an invited speaker at the Global HR Forum 2008 in Seoul, Korea, November 4-6, 2009. Ted is speaking about global creative talent development and web collaboratories on a panel about "Innovative Global Collaborations and Collective Intelligence."
  • DesignWorlds CEO, Dr. Ted Kahn, has been invited to speak on innovative global collaboration and collective intelligence at the Global Human Resources Forum (GHRF) in Seoul, Korea, November 4-6, 2008. The theme of this year's GHRF is "creative talents for global collaboration."
  • Ted Kahn of DesignWorlds, Neerja Raman of Stanford University and a fellow Visiting Scholar with Media X, and three DesignWorlds for College and/or Stanford Online High School students were a featured panel on "global online learning pioneers" at the recent Education Summit of the WorldFuture 2008 Conference of the World Future Society in Washington, D.C. on July 26, 2008.
  • DesignWorlds CEO, Dr. Ted Kahn, has been named one of six Distinguished Visiting Scholars of Media X at Stanford University. See information about the Sixth Annual Media X Conference March 3-4, 2008 (discounted earlybird registration ends January 31!).
  • DesignWorlds President and CEO, Ted Kahn, will be presenting "Journeys in Inventing the Future," a Media X Forum seminar at Stanford (Wallenberg Hall), on Monday, May 12, 6-7 pm. This talk is in Ted's role as one of the Distinguished Visiting Scholars for Media X--and it's about the central role that "kids of all ages" have had in the creation, development and growth of interacting computing and digital media. New "Creativity and Learning Resources" page, featuring links from Dr. Kahn's presentation at the NMC Virtual Symposium on Creativity in Second Life.
  • DesignWorlds' Dr. Ted Kahn, Linda D'Acquisto, President of Kid Curators, LLC and Jack Park, SRI International, designer of Nexist Wiki and Topic Spaces, and co-designer of the Bay Area Science Education Collaboratory, presented "Toward a Global Virtual Museum and Collaboratory of the Future Designed by and for Youth" at the World Future 2007 Conference of the World Future Society. For more information on this exciting new project, email vmf@designworlds.com.
  • DesignWorlds & WestEd "Exemplary PBL Projects" team featured at the "Kids Who Know and Do" PBL Conference in San Francisco: DesignWorlds recently teamed with WestEd's Technology in Education group to identify a number of " Exemplary Project-Based Learning (PBL) Projects " that are now part of WestEd's " Techscape " web design and PBL resource for teachers. The DesignWorlds and WestEd team presented this project to an overflow audience of over 140 teachers and PBL practitioners at Co-nect's recent annual " Kids Who Know and Do " PBL Conference in San Francisco on March 30. This project was part of WestEd's Regional Technology in Education Constorium (RTEC), sponsored by a major grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
  • DesignWorlds creates Web learning resources for Apple to promote desktop movie-making in education: DesignWorlds for Learning consulted with Apple's World Wide Markets group to design and produce a web-based learning resource for using desktop movies and related projects in education. These resources, launched at the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in Atlanta and at MacWorld in New York City in July were developed by an outstanding creative team of teachers, writers, video and media experts to showcase how Apple's new desktop movie and iMovie editing platform can be used for teaching & learning, accountability & assessment, and building learning communities. See some of our tips for making digital movies.
  • DesignWorlds President, Dr. Ted Kahn, is featured as a leading national innovator in education and technology in August issue of Converge magazine: Ted was profiled with 17 other national innovators and leaders in education and technology in a special article, "Shapers of Our Future 2000," in the August, 2000, issue of Converge magazine .
  • Ted Kahn was invited as a workshop participant and consultant to the Center for Education of the National Academy of Sciences : Ted was an invited participant and presenter at a "Workshop on the Roles of Information Technology in Improving Teaching and Learning in Undergraduate Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education" at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C, on June 20-21, 2000. This workshop examined the most recent developments in information technology and how it might transform teaching and learning in undergraduate education, as well as developing strategies to plan for future roles and uses of information technology in undergraduate education. The outcomes from this workshop will also contribute to the planning of additional studies on the roles of information technology in education by the National Research Council (NRC) and will also result in a published proceedings from the NRC's Center for Education , which organized this workshop.
  • Ted Kahn was a participant in a special "Transforming Learning Panel" of the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) : Ted was an invited participant at The President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) Transforming Learning Panel on July 17, 2000, , hosted by the University of California, San Diego, in conjunction with the San Diego Science and Technology Council . This workshop addressed the impact of information technology on education and how the use of information technology can help transform learning. The workshop was designed to provide information and generate ideas which PITAC will use in its report to President Clinton later this year. The Transforming Learning Panelwas chaired by Dr. Susan Graham, Chancellor's Professor of Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley and Andy Viterbi, former CEO of QUALCOMM.
  • DesignWorlds President Dr. Ted Kahn was featured as an invited speaker on a panel on "Technology, Learning and Creativity in the Arts" at the annual conference of Americans for the Arts at the Regal Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles,on June 11.
  • Dr. Ted Kahn was invited by Center for Education of the National Academy of Sciences to participate in a special workshop on "The Roles of Information Technology in Improving Teaching and Learning in Undergraduate Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education" in Washington, D.C. on June 20-21.
  • CapitalWorks , LLC, in collaboration with the Institute for Research on Learning (IRL) and Organization Transitions , launches a major national multi-client study to collaboratively create the first Learning Effectiveness Index (tm) for assessing and managing corporate learning assets for real value creation. (DesignWorlds President, Dr. Ted Kahn, is also a principal of CapitalWorks, LLC).
  • DesignWorlds consults on strategic technology planning with Cal Poly, Pomona: DesignWorlds CEO, Dr. Ted Kahn, has been consulting with Dr. A. Michael Berman, Office of the Vice President of Instructional and Information Technologies, at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, part of the California State University system. The focus of this project is to assist in the development of alternative futures scenarios for strategic planning in the use of instructional and information technologies on the Cal Poly Pomona campus and with its surrounding community.
  • Ted Kahn and DesignWorlds Affiliate Linda Ullah to make invited presentation and webcast at the EOE Foundation's Speakers Forum, Tuesday, November 2, 3:30 - 4:30 pm. ( more info... )
  • DesignWorlds joins Kellogg Foundation National Leadership Program Fellow , Steven Moss, in helping launch his "Sense of Place" community outreach project. Kellogg Foundation Fellow Steven Moss is planning a series of "Learning Conversations" which will focus on developing a "community curriculum" dealing with place, and what it means to be a Californian in the 21st Century.
  • NEW ONLINE PAPER: DesignWorlds President and co-founder, Dr. Ted Kahn, has a featured article at The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF) entitled " Designing Virtual Communities for Creativity and Learning ." Ted, who is a GLEF Fellow, was invited to write this online article in conjunction with the publication of GLEF's Spring, 1999 issue of its Edutopia newsletter , which will focus on alternative models of teacher professional development and communities. ( take me there... )
  • Dr. Kahn was an invited presenter about virtual learning communities at a special conference called, "Genes, Teens and the World Wide Web." This conference was held at the Banbury Center of Dr. James Watson's Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on November 22-23, 1998.
  • Representing DesignWorlds for Learning and The George Lucas Educational Foundation , Dr. Kahn was featured as the opening keynote speaker at the 1998 Annual Conference of the California School Library Association (CSLA ) on November 19, 1998 in Oakland, CA.
  • Dr. Kahn was an invited Panel Chair on the "Role of Research in the the Design of New Media for Kids" at a conference on interactive media and children, sponsored by the Center for Media Education in Washington, D.C., October 22-23, 1998.
  • DesignWorlds for Learning has been compiling best practices and pioneering innovative educational outreach programs, such as digital storytelling and Web site development for youth and young adult programs in Israel, for the new Jewish Museum San Francisco .
  • DesignWorlds for Learning was recently awarded a subcontract by SRI International for formative evaluation and community-building for their new Educational Software Components of Tomorrow (ESCOT) virtual collaborative research & development project, funded by the National Science Foundation.

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