A Brief Note About CCT...
For fifteen years, the Center for Children and Technology (CCT) has been at the forefront of creating and researching new ways to foster learning and improve teaching through the development and thoughtful implementation of new educational technologies. CCT has extensive knowledge of multiple technologies, including: Inter- and Intranet systems; distance learning applications, large systems in computer labs, and stand alone software on individual computers. CCT's work is centered in three areas: research, including basic, formative, and program evaluation; design and development of innovative technology prototypes and products; and the implementation and operation of large-scale technology integration efforts.
The mission of the Center is two-fold:
- To investigate the roles technology does and can play in children's lives in general and in the classroom in particular.
- To design and develop technology applications that support engaged, active learning.
A core component of the Center's mission is a commitment to equity and diversity.
CCT does much of its work in collaboration with schools, universities, museums, corporations, and other institutions concerned with learning and technology design. Based in New York City, the Center's staff of forty-five is made up of former and current teachers, technology and curriculum designers, producers and programmers, developmental psychologists, anthropologists and sociologists.
The Center for Children and Technology was founded at Bank Street College in 1981. In 1993, CCT changed its institutional affiliation to become a division of the Educational Development Center, Inc. (EDC). Within EDC, CCT has primary responsibility for all activities involving education and technology. The Center for Children and Technology serves as EDC's New York office and has current annual revenues of approximately $2 million.
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Last Update: 11/18/96
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