Warschauer, Vice Chair of the Department of Education at UC Irvine,
is highly involved in outreach efforts promoting effective
uses of new technologies for diverse communities in California.
|Mark Warschauer, Associate Director
Associate Professor UC Irvine Donald Bren School of ICS and Department of
that end, he
has been an active participant in the University of California All
Campus Consortium On Research for Diversity (UC ACCORD) and the UC
Nexus K-12 Technology Initiative. Currently, he is conducting research
on the contribution of laptop computer use to literacy development
and academic achievement among diverse learners, including English
language learners and other at-risk students.
current research focuses on the uses of information and communication
technologies by culturally and linguistically diverse
learners, and the relationship of these uses to human and social development.
His most recent book, Technology and Social Inclusion: Rethinking
the Digital Divide (MIT Press, 2003) examines technology, diversity, and
equality throughout the world, drawing on his research in Egypt, India,
Brazil, China, Singapore, and the U.S. One of his earlier books, Electronic
Literacies: Language, Culture, and Power in Online Learning (Lawrence
Erlbaum, 1999), documented the experiences of linguistically diverse
students, including Native Hawaiians and immigrants, in using new technologies
joining UC Irvine, Warschauer taught at the University
of Hawaii, Charles University in
Prague, and Moscow Linguistic University in Russia, and served as
Director of Educational Technology on a large US-funded development
project in Egypt.