Hands-on Workshop: Advancing Financial Capability Efforts with Emerging Educational Technologies Hands-on Workshop: Advancing Financial Capability Efforts with Emerging Educational Technologies

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December 10, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Connolly Center, 4th Floor
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
600 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02210

What role can technology play to help advance the financial capabilities of underserved young people? To answer this question, the Boston Fed's Financial Capabilities Group, in partnership with the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans (PACFCYA)  Technology & Innovation Working Group, held a hands-on workshop on advancing financial capability efforts using emerging educational technologies.


8:30 a.m. – 9:00

Breakfast and Registration

9:00 – 9:30

Opening Remarks and Traming

Richard Walker III, Senior Vice President, Regional & Community Outreach, Boston Fed

Louisa Quittman, Director of the Office of Financial Education, Office of Consumer Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury

9:40 – 10:30

Educational Technology Lightning Talks

Christine Capota, Senior Outreach & Technology Specialist, Boston Fed

S. Craig Watkins, Ph.D., Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Underserved Youth and Digital Media

Amy Stevens, Associate Vice President, eLearning, Southern New Hampshire University
Designing eLearning that is Both Personalized and Scalable

Justin Reich, Richard L. Menschel HarvardX Research Fellow, Harvard University
MOOCs and the Science of Learning

Jason Young, CEO and Co-Founder, Mindblown Labs
Technology as a Catalyst for Engagement & Student Learning


10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:00 p.m.

Financial Capability Lightning Talks

David Bell, Director of Operations & Program Development, Operation HOPE
Building Analytics into the Banking on Our Future College Edition Mobile App

Billy Hensley, Ph.D., Director of Education, National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)
Reaching Noncaptive Audiences Online with Smart About Money

Luke Reynolds, Chief of Outreach & Program Development, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Making Money Smart Engaging for Young Adults

Andria Matzenbacher, Senior Learning Technology Designer, St. Louis Fed
Increasing the Interactivity of Personal Finance 101 Chat: Car Insurance


12:00 – 12:45

Lunch and Learn

Introduction to User-centered Design Approaches

12:50 – 2:15

Breakout Sessions

2:15 – 2:45

Breakout Groups Present Recommendations

2:50 – 3:20

Reflection Panel: What Have We Learned and Where Do We Go from Here?

Louisa Quittman, Moderator

David Bell, Billy Hensley, Ph.D., Luke Reynolds, Mary Suiter, Ph.D.
(financial capability panelists)

S. Craig Watkins, Ph.D., Amy Stevens, Jason Young
(educational technology panelists)

3:25 – 3:30

Closing Remarks

Sol Carbonell, Assistant Vice President, Regional & Community Outreach, Boston Fed

3:30 – 5:00

Coffee and Networking

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