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Idit Harel Caperton

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton is an Israeli-American entrepreneur known for her edu-tech innovations, and founder of the World Wide Workshop, a global non-profit, developing learning platforms that combine game mechanics and social networking for learning STEM and Computing. Globaloria empowers users to become gaming inventors, productive digital citizens, and creative leaders in the global knowledge economy. In mid-80s, she pursued pioneering R&D in computation & cognition at the Harvard Graduate School of Education & MIT Media Lab. In the 1990s, her MIT spinoff startup, MaMaMedia, was the first born-on-the-net brand for digital kids and won numerous partnerships, awards, and recognitions. In addition to being an Edutopia blogger, Idit is a learning theorist, education activist and opinion leader, award-winning author, mentor of young entrepreneurs, and she serves on several prestigious higher-education, media, and non-profit boards.

Areas of Interest: 
STEM education,
blended learning,
bridging digital divides