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Idit Harel Caperton

Pres/Founder
World Wide Workshop
Idit is a social entrepreneur and a pioneer in using new-media technology for creative learning, innovation and globalization through constructionist learning theory. In 2004 she founded the www.WorldWideWorkshop.org to leverage her unique blend of award-winning research, business acumen, and leadership in new-media learning projects around the world. Most recently, the foundation launched www.Globaloria.org to invent new ways of using social networking and Web2.0 tools to teach youth game-making and project-based learning. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Idit conducted breakthrough research at the MIT Media Lab, that led to publishing the book Constructionism with Seymour Papert, and her book Children Designers received the 1991 Outstanding Book Award by the American Education Research Association. In 1995, she launched www.MaMaMedia.com, ConnectedFamily.com, and Papert.org. Pioneering kids Internet media, MaMaMedia established global distribution and advertizing partnerships, and won numerous honors, including: the Computerworld-Smithsonian Award (1999), the Internet industry's coveted Global Information Infrastructure Award (1999), and the 21st-Century Achievement Award from the Computerworld Honors Program (2002). In 2002, she was honored by the Network of Educators in Science and Technology and MIT "for devotion, innovation, and imagination in science and technology on behalf of children and youth around the world." Selected MaMaMedia activities were recently re-programmed for OLPC. Idit holds degrees from Tel Aviv University (BA, 1982), Harvard University (EdM 1984; CAS 1985), and MIT Media Lab (PhD, 1988). She is a published author and speaker worldwide, and serves on Advisory Boards and Committees at MIT Media Lab, Harvard, CUNY, CU, PBSKids, MEET, TIG, and Saybot.com.

My Speaker Sessions

Friday, March 11
 

3:30pm CST