Richard Halverson and Allan Collins - Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology

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Date: Wednesday, November 11th, 2009
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Join Steve Hargadon as he talks with Richard Halverson and Allan Collins about their recently published Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology: The Digital Revoluti.... In their book they argue that the knowledge revolution has transformed our jobs, our homes, our lives, and therefore must also transform our schools. Much like after the school-reform movement of the industrial revolution, our society is again poised at the edge of radical change. They offer a vision for the future of American education that goes well beyond the walls of the classroom to include online social networks, distance learning with anytime, anywhere access, digital home schooling models, video-game learning environments, and more.

Rich Halverson is an Associate Professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Rich is a co-founder of the Games. Learning and Society Research Group and the Learning Sciences Program at UW-Madison, and has appointments in the Educational Psychology and Curriculum and Instruction Departments. Dr. Halverson holds a PhD in the Learning Sciences from the Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy, as well as an MA in Philosophy from Northwestern. Raised in Manitowoc, WI he is a rabid Packers fan and fantasy sports enthusiast. More at

Allan Collins self-description: "I am retired now as Professor Emeritus of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. I’ve studied teaching and learning for over 30 years, and written extensively on related topics. From 1991 to 1994 I was Co-Director with Jan Hawkins of the US Department of Education’s Center for Technology in Education. I also served as a founding editor of the journal Cognitive Science and as first chair of the Cognitive Science Society. Recently I was chosen by French psychologists as one of 37 living scholars who have had the most impact on the field of psychology. I am best known in psychology for my work on semantic memory and plausible reasoning, in artificial intelligence for my work on reasoning and intelligent tutoring systems, and in education for his work on situated learning, inquiry teaching, epistemic forms and games, design research, and cognitive apprenticeship." More information at:

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Hi all,

My book review of Allan Collins and Richard Halverson's "Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology: The Digital Revolution and Schooling in America" was recently published in Teachers College Record. It is available for free only this week -

I'd recommend the book to all on 'Future of Education'

Hi Schuchi
This Epiphane from Benin' in West Africa. I am really interested in the Book Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology. Just that I can't buy. Could you please allow me to have a free downloadable copy?
Thanks much sincerely,


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