Robbin Chapman

Robbin Chapman
rchapman@wellesley.edu
Education
B.S., Brooklyn College; S.M., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Robbin Chapman

Lecturer in Education

Research on design and use of digital tools for learning, technologies for learning in public spaces, equity issues as they relate to learning technologies and technology-driven pedagogy, and the intersection of community, cognition, and computation.


Publications include the book, The Computer Clubhouse: Constructionism and Creativity in Youth Communities and chapters in Social Capital and Information Technology, Falling for Science: Objects in Mind, Communities of Practice: Creating Learning Environments for Educators, and The Wiley Handbook of Learning Technology.

In 2016, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology established the Dr. Robbin Chapman Excellence Through Adversity Award. The new award will be presented annually to a senior at MIT from an underrepresented group who has demonstrated excellence and leadership."

I currently serve on a number of boards and as regional liaison for the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program, administered through the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

I enjoy working with my network of colleagues and their institutions to explore creative ways of leveraging technologies for learning, and enhancing diversity and leadership skills.