The ECT Program's Brown Bag Series hosted Jeannie Crowley on November 13, 2009.
Jeannie Crowley completed her M.A. in ECT this past spring. Her thesis, a collaboration with Dorene Zjawinski (M.A., 2009), involved the design of a civics-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) for high school students. Their goal was to explore the potential of games to promote positive social action beyond the gaming environment.
Jeannie talked about her new position in the Development and Research Group at the EdLab, a research, design, and development unit at Teachers College. The EdLab members work in five foundational areas: Reimagining Schooling,Innovations for Online Learning, New Directions for Online Publishing, Efficiencies in Educational Research, and Charting the Future of Libraries. Read about the EdLab at http://edlab.tc.columbia.edu and Jeannie's work at http://edlab.tc.columbia.edu/index.php?q=user/779.