Teachers College, Columbia University
Jin Kuwata is a lecturer in the Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design Program (CMLTD) at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a learning designer, software developer, and instructor focusing on applied research and development at the intersections of these spaces. As the coordinator for the Computing in Education Program and programming (code) curriculum for CMLTD, he enjoys spending much of his time thinking about how to prepare future designers, developers, and educators. He directs the COGMOS Design Lab that explores how interactive software and systems can approach learning problems in novel ways that compliment the cognitive and social aspects of human thinking, feeling, behaviors, and interactions. Jin consults with domestic and international non-profits on issues relating to technology and learning design, design thinking and has worked with organizations such as the United Nations and the AIDS Education & Training Center Program (AETC). Jin holds an Ed.D., M.Ed. in Instructional Media and Technology, and an M.A. in Education Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University.