As the Bok Center’s Director of the Learning Lab, Marlon works with faculty and students to develop and practice multimodal communication and creation. He originally came to Harvard to teach writing as a Preceptor in the Harvard College Writing Program, and his current work with visual and digital literacies is very much influenced by the writing teacher’s sense that students aren’t just "learning to write" at College; they’re "writing to learn." The media students and faculty produce in their teaching and research—papers, oral presentations, documentaries and data visualizations—aren’t merely transparent containers that hold ideas, but rather machines for generative thinking and transformative learning. Marlon partners with faculty to build pilots and prototypes that explore how these new modes of communication might occasion new learning experiences and new ideas.
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