Judith Green of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School has been invited to become Chair Designate (and then Chair) of the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Technology Committee.
The American Educational Research Association, founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. AERA is the most prominent international professional organization, with the primary goal of advancing educational research and its practical application. Its more than 26,000 members are educators; administrators; directors of research; persons working with testing or evaluation in federal, state and local agencies; counselors; evaluators; graduate students; and behavioral scientists.
In 1997, the AERA Council established the Technology Committee to help AERA and the profession more effectively use existing and emerging technologies to improve educational research and development. The Committee advises AERA committees and officers on matters relating to the Internet.
Judith Green, a professor in the Department of Education at the Gevirtz School, has been teaching for more than 4 decades across levels of schooling (K-20). She received her M.A. in Educational Psychology from California State University, Northridge and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, where she explored the relationships between teaching and learning, literacy and knowledge construction. Green’s recent research focuses on how classroom practices support access to students across academic disciplines in classrooms and in virtual communities.
She is a co-director of LINC, the Center for Education Research for Literacy and Inquiry in Networking Communities, where she works with teachers and researchers to explore how the new advanced technology networks support innovative learning opportunities. Green and her colleagues have an approach to curriculum and technology in which teachers and students create a virtual and interactive community in which they plan collaborative research across city, state, and national borders and share their local inquiry to make global connections.
[Judith Green is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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