Barry Kort

A Model of Learning: A Talk with Barry Kort

Learning model discussed in the podcast.

Barry Kort’s biography:

I am a (now retired) Visiting Scientist at the MIT Media Lab in the Affective Computing Research Group. My long-term field of research is the Role of Emotions in Learning. I am currently working on the role of StoryCraft as a traditional method of learning. I am also a (now retired) volunteer science educator in the Discovery Spaces at the Boston Museum of Science. My other affiliations include the Institute for Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis and the School of Communication and Journalism at Utah State University where I assist in the curriculum in Online Journalism.

I was formerly a Visiting Scientist in the Educational Technology Research Group at BBN Systems and Technologies. Additional professional background information can be found here. Some of my other research interests include puzzlecraft, building online communities, and the functional characteristics of rule-driven systems.

Curriculum Vita: BSEE With High Distinction, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 1968 MSEE Stanford University, 1969 Ph.D. Systems Theory, Stanford University, 1976 Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in the Network Planning Division of AT&T Bell Labs 1968-1987 Lead Scientist in the Network Center of MITRE, 1987-1990 Visiting Scientist in Educational Technology Research, BBN Systems and Technologies, 1990-1999 Visiting Scientist in the Affective Computing Research Group at the MIT Media Lab, 1999-2008 Volunteer Science Educator at Boston Museum of Science, 1987-2013 Retired, 2014-Present