Jim Lengel earned his degrees at Yale College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education and has worked in government, academic, and industry organizations for 37 years. After serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Marshall Islands, Jim began his career as a public school teacher in Vermont, where he worked his way to the post of Deputy Commissioner of Education, and was appointed to a Fulbright Scholarship in China. His interest in new technologies led him to Apple Computer, where he served as Education Technology Consultant for six years. Jim returned to teaching at Boston University, where he developed the digital media program at the College of Communication, and helped build a center for teaching excellence. Jim continues to teach at Boston University, as well as Hunter College-CUNY, while consulting with organizations around the world on the application of new technologies to teaching and learning. His clients include the City University of New York, the University of Nantes in France, the South China University of Technology, Apple Computer, Cisco Systems, Cablevision, Teacher U, and the Harlem Success Academies. Jim has authored eight books on education and communication, publishes a weekly column and podcast on teaching with technology at PowerToLearn.com, and is licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard as a Captain in the Merchant Marine. He races his sailboat Top Cat along the coast of New England during the summer season.See a case study of Hunter College - Teaching the Teacher.
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