Bio of Dr. Stone Wiske
Stone Wiske is a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She teaches, conducts collaborative research, and consults with educators both nationally and internationally. Her focus is the mutual improvement of public education and educational theory through connecting educational research with practice. Special interests include the integration of new technology and the incorporation of learner-centered teaching for understanding into educational settings, including schools and post-secondary institutions. Her recent work focuses on the development and assessment of online learning environments and activities. She directs the Education with New Technologies web site at http://learnweb.harvard.edu/ent , a networked community to support teaching for understanding with new technologies. It combines interactive tools, online courses, a library of resources, pictures of practice, and electronic forums for over 2000 registered members. Wiske teaches and conducts research on online professional development courses through WIDE World (Wide-Scale Interactive Development for Educators) at http://wideworld.pz.harvard.edu.
Wiske edited Teaching for Understanding: Linking Research with Practice (Jossey-Bass, 1998) and is writing a book Teaching for Understanding with New Technology. She is also co-editor and co-founder of ECi (Education, Communication, and Information), a journal for international dialogue about new developments in educational theory, practice, and technology. ECi is published by Taylor and Francis in print form and online at http://www.open.ac.uk/eci.