Bernard Gifford

Bernard Gifford, Ph.D – Secretary

Dr. Bernard Gifford is a professor at UC Berkley whose research interests include theories of computer-mediated, collaborative learning; the impact of networking and communications technologies on student learning activities and teacher pedagogical practices; the behavior of organizations during periods of rapid technological change; and the changing political economy of U.S. higher education.

Current research focuses on how standards-based, computer-mediated learning materials can reduce the achievement gap between mainstream students and students who traditionally have not been well served by conventional classrooms. His numerous books include Policy Perspectives on Educational Testing (1993) and Employment Testing: Linking Policy and Practice(with L. Wing, 1993). He is completing his latest book, on bureaucratic, policy, and technological barriers to effective use of technology-mediated instruction in universities.

Dr. Gifford holds a Ph.D in Biophysics from the University of Rochester. He currently heads the Distributed Learning Workshop, a nonprofit educational software collaborative that is developing standards-based, computer-mediated instructional materials in math.

Bernard Gifford

Bernard Gifford