What We Do > Digital Strategy

We help organizations—governments, corporation, and nonprofits—identify the opportunities and challenges in situations where technology may be introduced with the goal of improving teaching and learning.

The New York Philharmonic orchestra engaged CCT in research and media design aimed at making their celebrated "Young People's Concerts" (made famous by Leonard Bernstein) digitally available to elementary grades students and teachers in a set of playful, participatory music-reading and music-making activities. We conducted an environmental scan of peer music education sites, interviewed New York Philharmonic teaching artists about their pedagogy and practice, designed and tested a set of digital learning activities in the classroom, and prepared a set of curriculum documents and media wireframes outlining requirements for a digital classroom application, "Young People's Concerts Global."

When National Geographic asked CCT to conduct an audit of its online educational resources and make recommendations to guide their redesign, we conducted both a content analysis and a media features analysis of their existing offerings. We also interviewed education department officials in key states and held focus groups with classroom teachers to better understand the place of geography in current curricula and classroom practice. Based on this research, we made strategic recommendations for an updated teacher resource featuring rich media assets, modular design, and social media components.

The Library of Congress turned to CCT for an evaluation of the teacher professional workshops being offered around the Library's online archive of primary source materials. Our researchers studied the application and impact of the workshops through a survey, interviews, and site visits, as well as online exercises designed to capture student thinking about primary sources. Findings from our study helped the Library and its partners develop their continuing outreach to educators.

 

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