Even Before the iPhone, Gayle was experimenting with
Hand-Held Ed Tech for Learning
In 2005, Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, secured its first US Federal Grant. MassArt’s Looking to Learn program received funding from The Institute of Museum and Library Services, to develop a hand-held education technology tool that would inspire self-directed learning for Boston Public middle school students. The research and implementation of this project served as my Masters Thesis. To place this on the timeline of technology innovation, this project began two years before the introduction of the iPhone in 2007! Oh the stories I could tell.
As Project Manager/Designer/Educator, I orchestrated the communication + technology + creative connectivity between educational content, technology R&D and user interface design. It was also very exciting for me as a 21st Century educator, to guide students and observe the impact of using technology as a tool that encouraged self-directed learning!