Randy Bass
Georgetown University
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Randy Bass is Executive Director of Georgetown's Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS, pronounced "CANDLES"), a University-wide center supporting faculty work in new learning and research environments.

He is the director of the Visible Knowledge Project (VKP), a five-year scholarship of teaching project exploring the impact of technology on learning in the humanities. In conjunction with the VKP, he is also the Director of the American Studies Crossroads Project, an international project on technology and education in affiliation with the American Studies Association, with major funding in the past by the US Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education and the Annenberg/CPB Project. In conjunction with the Crossroads Project, Bass is the supervising editor of Engines of Inquiry: A Practical Guide for Using Technology to Teach American Studies, and executive producer of the companion video, Engines of Inquiry: A Video Tour of Learning and Technology in American Culture Studies.

He has served a co-leader of the NEH-funded "New Media Classroom Project: Building a National Conversation on Narrative Inquiry and Technology," in conjunction with the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning (at the CUNY Graduate Center). He is also co-editor of the Electronic Resources Editor for the Heath Anthology of American Literature (third edition, Paul Lauter, ed.). He has been working with educational technology since 1986 and has directed or co-designed a number of electronic projects and publications on the use of technology in teaching culture and history. For several years he has served as a facilitator and consultant to the "American Memory Fellows Program" of the National Digital Library of the Library of Congress.

For 1998-99, he served as a Pew Scholar and Carnegie Fellow in conjunction with the Pew-funded Carnegie Teaching Academy, for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In 1999, he won the EDUCAUSE Medal for outstanding achievement in information technology and undergraduate education.

Bass is Associate Professor of English and a member of the American Studies Committee at Georgetown University. In 1993-4 he served as the American Studies Keck Foundation Faculty Fellow at Georgetown. He is the author of Border Texts: Cultural Readings for Contemporary Writers (Houghton Mifflin, 1999); and co-editor of Inentional Media: Reflections on Technology and Learning in the Culture and History Classroom, a double issue of the journal Works and Days (Fall, 199).

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