Ray Fisman

Social Enterprise Leadership Forum: Introduction by Ray Fisman

Ray Fisman

Co-director, Social Enterprise Program

Technology is playing a large — and increasing — role in American education. At the same, credible evaluations find scant evidence that technology on its own, whether in the form of SMART boards or individual computers, generates any improvement in student performance. Could we be making a mistake by focusing on technology rather than carefully considering what problems the technology is meant to solve? On May 9, 2014, the Social Enterprise Program held its annual Social Enterprise Leadership Forum at Italian Academy entitled “Fulfilling the promise of education technology.” With an introduction by Ray Fisman, Lambert Family Professor of Social Enterprise and Co-director, Social Enterprise Program.