17 March 2010

Leo Burd ~ Civic Media and Youth Engagement!

Great to have Leo Burd join me tonight on MaximizingProgress.tv! Currently back at MIT at the Center for Future Civic Media as a Research Scientist running the Department of Play, Leo's especially interested in educational technologies and environments for social engagement and youth empowerment. I first got to know Leo during his PhD research in the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab where he was studying how community centers and relevant technologies can enable meaningful and rich collaborations among kids and adults alike. Before his MIT studies, Leo Burd brought technologies to public schools and low-income communities in his home city, São Paulo, Brazil, and most recently he was part of Microsoft's Global Learning research team.

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