Thursday, February 1, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Neville Scarfe, Room 278
Everyone is welcome to attend.
“Emerging Educational Technologies: Conceptualization, Innovation, and Implementation”
A significant challenge for many students with exceptionalities is how they relate to others, a lack of awareness of the nuances of social interactions. Social skills are paramount to a student’s ability to efficaciously navigate the social landscape inherent in educational contexts and the operative integration of children with exceptionalities in inclusive settings. I will present on recent research projects that investigated observational learning, engendered in televised social stories, and video self-modeling; technologies shown to maximize social skills instruction across clinical and educational contexts. Associated research examined the use of tactile prompting systems to cue social skills for children with autism, a technology that shows promise within educational settings and across human operant applications. These research endeavors will be incorporated within a conceptual redesign of special education classrooms that integrates biological indices of behavior, haptic feedback, and augmented reality / virtual reality to facilitate learning. The overarching goal of the presentation is to go from the innovation of instructional technologies to implementation of a multi-disciplinary approach that increases the social well-being of students with exceptionalities.
Dr. Harvey’s Biography
Dr. Mark T. Harvey earned a B.A. in Psychology from West Virginia University, a M.S. and Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Oregon, and completed post-doctoral research at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Harvey is a doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) who has worked with children with intellectual disabilities, autism, and other exceptionalities across community and educational settings for close to 30 years. Dr. Harvey, taught undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology, behavior analysis, and special education. Dr. Harvey developed courses using online instructional formats as well as traditional classroom formats. Dr. Harvey serves as the Undergraduate Psychology Program Chair and Program Coordinator for the undergraduate Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) course sequence at the Florida Institute of Technology. Current research examines bio-behavioral indices of behavior, technology in educational settings, and human operant behavior.