Virtual Fieldwork for Pre-Professional Education

FRI, JAN 27, 2006 (1:02:48)

Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) and its faculty partners discuss their collaborations in the areas of virtual fieldwork.

Angela Calabrese-Barton from Teachers College, discusses her work with the Educational Multimedia Case Constructor (EMCC). She describes the elaborate cases that students explore as part of her course for urban science educators.

John Zimmerman from the College of Dental Medicine discusses his use of Video Interactions for Teaching and Learning (VITAL) to help teach issues of cultural competency to first year dental students.

Tazuko Shibusawa from the School of Social Work discusses her work with VITAL and other video technologies to provide models of practice for clinical practice students.

Herb Ginsburg from Teachers College discusses his use of VITAL in a course on developmental math education to allow students to record and reflect on their own lessons and clinical interviews with school children.

+ BIO: Angela Calabrese-Barton

Dr. Calabrese Barton is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to her start at the University of Texas in 1999, she was promoted to Associate Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University in Science Education. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching and Education Policy from Michigan State University in 1995 following work in industry as a chemist after receiving her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame in 1990 with honors.

She has a book, Feminist Science Education, published with Teachers College Press (1998). Just recently, she received the 2000 Early Career Award for the National Association for Research in Science Teaching.

+ BIO: John Zimmerman

Dr. Zimmerman manages the Health Sciences office of CCNMTL, working with a dedicated Health Sciences- CCNMTL staff and faculty at all of the Health Sciences Schools to develop course Web sites and major projects. As Assistant Dean for Information Resources, Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery and Associate Professor of Clinical Medical Informatics in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Zimmerman coordinates the clinical, research, and educational informatics initiatives at the dental school and is director of the Dental Informatics Fellowship program.

He has published numerous dental informatics articles as well as the book Dental Informatics: Integrating Technology into the Dental Environment and the monograph Dental Informatics: Strategic Issues for the Dental Profession.

Dr. Zimmerman has been active in the field of dental information for many years and is the founder of American Medical Informatics Association's Working Group 4 - Dental Informatics and a member of the International Medical Informatics Association, Working Group 11- Dental Informatics. He was the first dentist elected to American College of Medical Informatics.

+ BIO: Herbert Ginsburg

Herbert P. Ginsburg is Jacob H. Schiff Foundation Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He holds a BA from Harvard University as well as an MS and PhD from the University of North Carolina.

He is the author of selected publications, including The teacher's guide to flexible interviewing in the classroom: Learning what children know about math, Entering the child's mind: The clinical interview in psychological research and practice, Children's Arithmetic and Piaget's Theory of Intellectual Development.

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