Boston Seminar on Modern American Society and Culture: Better Teaching Through Technology - Jan 29

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The Boston Seminar on Modern American Society and Culture presents:


Better Teaching through Technology, 1945-1969

Tuesday January 29, 2019



Victoria Cain, Northeastern University

Comment: Heather Hendershot, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Uncertainty about media technology’s affective and political power plagued post-World War II efforts to expand media use in schools around the nation. Would foundations or federal agencies use screen media to strengthen participatory democracy and local control or to undermine it? Was screen media a neutral technology? This paper argues that educational technology foundered or flourished not solely on the merits of its pedagogical utility, but also as a result of changing ideas about the relationship between citizenship and pictorial screen media.

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RSVP required. Email or call 617-646-0579. Attendance is free and open to everyone.


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