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Chris Dede

Harvard Graduate School of Education
Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies
Cambridge, MA, United States

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Chris Dede is the Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education (HGSE). His fields of scholarship include emerging technologies, policy, and leadership. In 2011 he was named a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association. From 2014 to 2015, he was a Visiting Expert at NSF, Directorate of Education and Human Resources.

Chris has served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Foundations of Educational and Psychological Assessment, a member of the U.S. Department of Education’s Expert Panel on Technology, and a member of the 2010 National Educational Technology Plan Technical Working Group. Chris also was an International Steering Committee member for the Second International Technology in Education Study, and he has participated in technology-based learning initiatives for various Global South countries. Between 2009 and 2013, he co-hosted a pioneering series of Wireless Edtech mobile learning conferences sponsored by Qualcomm. He is currently a Member of the OECD 2030 Scientific Committee and an Advisor to the Alliance for the Future of Digital Learning, sponsored by the Mohammed bin Rashid Global Initiative (MBRGI).

His four most recent co-edited books are: Teacher Learning in the Digital Age: Online Professional Development in STEM Education; Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Realities in Education; Learning Engineering for Online Education: Theoretical Contexts and Design-Based Examples; and The 60-Year Curriculum: New Models for Lifelong Learning in the Digital Economy.