Ted M. Kahn

Cofounder, President and CEO of DesignWorlds for Learning, Inc. and Chief Creative Learning Officer and Coach for DesignWorlds for College & Careers
Nominee:  Herbert Kohl

Ted earned his B.A. (1971) in computer science, his M.A (1973), and Ph.D. (1981) in psychology, all from University of California, Berkeley.

Ted was honored in 2003 to be named the first lifetime NMC Fellow of the NMC: New Media Consortium, in recognition of his lifelong contributions to the development and creative use of interactive computing, digital media and the web and telecommunications networks for the advancement of teaching, lifelong learning and creative expression in K-12 and higher education, museums and other informal/recreational learning environments and for corporate and business learning and training.

He is known internationally as a pioneer and innovator in action-research projects involving technology and learning in both K-12 schools and higher education, homes, workplaces and museums. His commercial business background at Atari, Picodyne Corporation, and Digital F/X, as well as research experience at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and the Institute for Research on Learning, included development and marketing of numerous award-winning educational multimedia products, hypermedia computer-based training systems, and complete user education strategies and support materials for new kinds of tools for lifelong learning and creativity.

Ted and his DesignWorlds team applied this background in creating the key web content and web educational marketing messages for Apple in 2000 to support their launch of iMovie, and this web content remained highlighted on Apple’s dv and education web site for over 16 months. He has also been a GLEF Fellow of The George Lucas Educational Foundation. He is coauthor of the best-selling book, Atari Games and Recreations.

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