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Harvard Graduate School of EducationEDUDavid Dockterman
TermDay and TimeLocation
Fall 2016  (show academic calendar)F   8:30 a.m. - 11:59 a.m.Longfellow 319/320 (HGSE)
4  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level

In this course, students experience firsthand the research-based design process with their own technology-based project. They will start with an education related problem of their choice--past projects have tackled everything from fostering student creativity to supporting poorly educated hospital patients to teaching vocabulary or negative numbers. Working in small groups of shared interest, students will investigate the research, practice, and theories that suggest causes of and ways to address the problem. They will use the research as a spark for developing an innovative idea that incorporates appropriate uses of technology (computers, mobile devices, TV, game consoles, etc.) as needed for the project's targeted audience and context (school classroom, museum exhibit, corporate office, home entertainment area, subway, or wherever). In an iterative cycle, students will test and revise their idea with wireframes and prototypes, gather feedback, make revisions, and prepare a final presentation to share their findings and progress. This course takes students through the entire design and prototyping process in a supportive environment. Lectures and class presentations will dissect the creative and development steps using existing products and the students' own projects. Studio/lab times (using a mix of prototyping and development tools) will be devoted to supporting the creation of project prototypes and to give students a hands-on feel for software implementation. Projects from T-522 can be considered for further development in the spring in T-581.No prerequisites; no programming experience necessary.

Lab: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon.

Cross Registration
Eligible for cross-registration
With permission of instructor/subject to availability

MIT students please cross register from MIT's Add/Drop application.