Robert Tinker

President Emeritus

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Bob Tinker, the Concord Consortium’s founder, passed away on June 21, 2017. We invite you to visit to learn more about Bob’s life and to share stories and memories of how Bob inspired you. To honor Bob’s legacy, we have created the Robert F. Tinker Fellows Program.

Robert Tinker, President Emeritus, is internationally recognized as a pioneer in constructivist uses of educational technology. He developed the “probeware” and Network Science concepts and has directed numerous educational research projects funded by the NSF and the Department of Education that have led to widely used improvements in science education. He founded the Concord Consortium and pioneered its early online courses for students and teachers. He spearheaded the development of powerful computational models that generate virtual worlds that students can explore.