Chris Dede, EdD, is Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dede’s fields of scholarship include emerging technologies, policy, and leadership. His funded research includes four grants from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences to explore immersive simulations and transformed social interactions as means of student engagement, learning, and assessment. In 2007, he was honored by Harvard University as an outstanding teacher, and in 2011 he was named a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association. Dede has served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Foundations of Educational and Psychological Assessment and a member of the 2010 National Educational Technology Plan Technical Working Group. He serves on advisory boards and commissions for PBS TeacherLine, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center, and several federal research grants. He co-edited Scaling Up Success: Lessons Learned from Technology-based Educational Improvement (2005) and edited Online Professional Development for Teachers: Emerging Models and Methods (2006).