Imani Mitchell: A Delicate Balancing Act: The Intersection Between Educational Technology Development & The Socio-Cultural Contextual Factors Influencing Cognitive Development @ Pless Hall, 7th fl. Conference Room

03/10/2017 12:00 pm – 03/10/2017 1:30 pm A Delicate Balancing Act: The Intersection Between Educational Technology Development & The Socio-Cultural Contextual Factors Influencing Cognitive Development Imani Mitchell Teachers College Columbia University The present talk will aim to discuss the challenges of developing effective educational technology solutions for improving cognitive developmental outcomes, while taking into account the rich socio-cultural contextual factors influencing students’ developmental trajectories. How can human-computer-interaction research methodologies integrated with constructivist models of learning, inform the design and development of interactive multimedia learning experiences for diverse communities of learners? Dr. Mitchell has 20 years of experience in the fields of child development and education. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, a Master of Arts degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education (N-6), and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Developmental Psychology. Over the years, Dr. Mitchell has developed a breadth of knowledge and skills through her academic and professional experiences as a classroom teacher, university faculty member, research scientist, preschool director, and executive director in educational technology research at renowned publishing companies developing digital curriculum and assessments for K-12 students.