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mark warschauer

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Mark Warschauer, Associate Director for Research
Associate Professor UC Irvine Donald Bren School of ICS and Department of Education
Mark 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.

To 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.

Warschauer’s 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 in instruction.

Before 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.

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