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Karen Kaun

Karen kaunAdvisor: Jo Anne Kleifgen

TC Degree, Program & Specialization: Ed.D., IED/ Language, Literacy, Technology

Geographical Focus: NYC Schools, Tanzania, the globe via the World Wide Web

Previous graduate education: M.A. from Teachers College

Research and scholarly interests: Language, literacy, technology, English Language Learners, writing, education, peace, www.peacediaries.org, human rights, development, knowledge management, OLAP cubes, discourse analysis, indexing, semantic mapping

Recent Presentations/Publications:

ICT and Development in Tanzania:  A Matter of Priorities.  Following a full double-blind refereeing process, the World Bank WCCD Scientific Committee accepted my paper for presentation and sponsored my participation at the World Congress on Communication and Development, Rome, Italy (10/2006).

Designing and evaluating peer-mediated CSCL environments for collaborative problem solving and assessment in the middle school classroom.  Presented at Tech to Go, Fordham University (4/1/06).

Awards/Grants: W.K. Kellogg Foundation, W.T. Grant Foundation, New York State Department of Education Technology and Learning Grant -- for www.peacediaries.org.  W.K. Kellogg Foundation for STEPS to Literacy.  

Something special about TC: The friends I've made.