RESCHEDULED: Rand Spiro, A Comprehensive Framework for Next-Generation Technology-Based Learning in Complex Domains... @ MAGNET Town Hall, 2 Metrotech Center, 8th floor, Brooklyn, NY

04/27/2015 3:30 pm – 04/27/2015 5:00 pm The Post-Gutenberg Mind:  A Comprehensive Framework for Next-Generation Technology-Based Learning in Complex Domains for High Proficiency Goals and Experience Acceleration: Nonlinear and Recombinant Logics of Thought, Worlds in Grains of Sand, and the Development of Situation-Adaptive Cognitive Flexibility (using Hypermedia and Video, on the Web, with Mobile Devices, in Online Courses, and with Games, to Better Prepare for Generative Knowledge Application in Ill-Structured Domains, “Second Machine Age” Jobs, Grand Social Challenges, and Meta-Idea-Driven Economic Growth) Rand Spiro, Michigan State University Rand J. Spiro, Ph.D., is a professor of Educational Psychology and Educational Technology at Michigan State University.  Before coming to MSU, Dr. Spiro was a Distinguished Senior Scholar in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was Professor of Educational Psychology, Psychology, and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.  He has been a Visiting Scientist in Psychology and in Computer Science at Yale University, where he worked in the Yale Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and a Visiting Professor of Education at Harvard University. He was a founding member and served for a time as co-director of the national Center for the Study of Reading at the University of Illinois.  He also served as Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology at Illinois.  In the days before he became a psychologist he was a pre-doctoral fellow in economics at Harvard and taught macroeconomic analysis at Queens College. He has been a principal or co-principal investigator on grants from the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Education, the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Inter-Agency Educational Research Initiative (NSF, NIH, and IES), the Spencer Foundation, IBM, Apple, and the Basic Research Office of the Army Research Institute, among others. Google Scholar shows over 11,000 citations of his published papers and many thousands more citations of chapters in his five books. Spiro has been quoted and his ideas discussed in such national media outlets as, most recently, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. Altogether, Spiro has made over 100 invited presentations to scholarly groups, including major invited addresses to professional societies such as the American Psychological Association (co-sponsored by the Experimental Psychology and Educational Psychology divisions), the Cognitive Science Society, the American Educational Research Association (three invited addresses: one for Division C, one for Division I and one for Division K), the International Reading Association, the National Conference on Research in English (President’s Invitational Address), the Semiotics Society of America, the National Reading Conference (two major invited addresses), a Director’s Invitational Seminar at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, invited panelist at the Franklin Institute Awards (panel for Donald Norman, laureate in computer and cognitive science), invited colloquia at universities such as Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Michigan, Northwestern, New York University, Georgia, Indiana, Washington, Arizona, Delaware, Georgia Tech, Wisconsin, McGill, Lisbon, Rome, Tokyo, Canterbury (New Zealand), universities in Beijing and Shanghai, and various universities in Portugal (some under the sponsorship of the Joint Luso-American Fulbright Commission), invited talks at NATO conferences in Brussels (Belgium), Leuven (Belgium), Espinho (Portugal), Crete (Greece), Aix-en-Provence (France), and Edinburgh (UK), and numerous other invited presentations around the world.