Name: Douglas Morgenstern
    Title: Senior Lecturer Emeritus in Spanish
    Email: dmorgen@mit.edu


Douglas M. Morgenstern is Senior Lecturer Emeritus in Spanish at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has taught all levels of language classes since 1980; he has taught beginning Spanish since 1981 at Harvard Extension School.

His work in the field of materials preparation includes authoring instructor's manuals and other ancillaries for college texts (¿Habla español?  An Introductory Course, third ed., Allen, et. al., Holt, Rinehart and Winston), and collaboration on high school programs (co-author of Nuevos amigos: Spanish, Level I, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989; laboratory tapescripts and ancillaries for ¡Ya verás! Gutiérrez and Rosser, Heinle & Heinle, 1991; and design consultant for the CD-ROM for Juntos, Prentice Hall, in development). He was a member of the Advisory Board for the Destinos  telecourse, and a contributing author to that program's Faculty Guide  (Van Patten, et. al., McGraw-Hill, WGBH Educational Foundation and Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 1992). His work on ¡Arriba! Comunicación y cultura  (Zayas-Bazán and Fernández, Prentice Hall, 1993) entailed designing the ¡Lengua viva! Video Program  and authoring "Using Video in Foreign Language Classrooms" in the Instructor's Resource Manual.

His principal research field is educational multimedia for language learning and teaching; he also designs classroom simulations that do not require advanced technology. At MIT he is co-director of No recuerdo, an interactive video project for intermediate-level college; he is author of the narrative, producer and principal designer. He has published on methodology, simulation and interactive video, and the numerous papers, workshops and minicourses he has given in this field have afforded him the opportunity to present throughout the United States and in Canada, France, the Netherlands, Norway and Spain.

Award: Recipient of the Carmen S. Bonanno Prize for Excellence in Foreign Language Teaching, Harvard University Extension School, 1993




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