Distinguished Scientist Brings More Than 25 Years of Teaching, Science, and Technology Experience
Computer Curriculum Corp. (CCC), a leading publisher of educational software for the K-12 market, today announced the appointment of Dr. David Dwyer to vice president of advanced learning technologies.
Dwyer, who has more than 25 years of experience as a science teacher and educational technology scientist, is a widely recognized expert in the application of technology for learning. In this newly created position, Dwyer will research the rapidly developing technologies of multimedia, networking and the Internet for CCC's future educational products and services.
"We are committed to using technology for education in new and innovative ways," said Dr. Richard LeFaivre, CCC senior vice president of product development and chief technology officer.
"With his leadership role in defining Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow and his years of teaching and research, David Dwyer will ensure that our products continue to enhance the learning process, while setting the industry standard."
Dwyer's technology expertise will be utilized for the development of CCC's traditional K-12 educational software line, as well as for defining CCC's new media development with technologies such as the Internet and cable-modem.
Prior to joining CCC, Dwyer was an Apple distinguished scientist and program manager responsible for researching and investigating technical innovations and advising education policy leaders and educators, both nationally and internationally.
From 1986 to 1995, he served as the project manager and principal scientist for the Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow within the Advanced Technology Group. During this time, Dwyer researched and created products and documentation for technology in education.
Prior to joining Apple, Dwyer conducted and supervised research at the Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development. His background also includes 11 years of elementary, middle and high school science instruction. Dwyer was also an instructor of science methods at a number of universities.
"I see this position as an opportunity to bring greater resources to the teachers and students who work in the education field everyday," said Dwyer.
"We can make a profound difference in the learning lives of these children and their future abilities to ask questions, seek answers and build the kind of understanding that will make the world a more equitable and promising place. I am excited about being part of the CCC team who will make this happen."
Dwyer holds a doctorate degree in philosophy in education from Washington University, St. Louis, with areas of concentration in innovation and change in schools and program development. He has also earned a master of arts and teaching with the focus of innovative science curriculum and instruction. Dwyer earned his baccalaureate degree in zoology from the University of Missouri, Columbia. He has published many articles on the use of technology in education.
Computer Curriculum Corp., one of the fastest growing units of Simon & Schuster, is a leading provider of educational software to the K-12 market.
By combining its comprehensive courseware with a powerful management system, CCC enables teachers to not only create an engaging learning environment, but also establish individualized learning paths, assess progress and measure results against appropriate standards. CCC's software is installed in more than 8,000 schools and is used by more than 1.5 million students worldwide.
CCC is committed to providing community-wide learning environments and creating a school-to-home link. CCC is delivering educational content over the World Wide Web and is partnering with Kaplan Educational Centers in a new K-12 after-school education program.
Simon & Schuster, the world's largest educational publisher, is the publishing operation of Viacom Inc. Viacom is one of the world's largest entertainment and publishing companies and a leading force in nearly every segment of the international media marketplace.