Donohue accepts 2015 KAPi Award for Emerging Pioneer

[img_caption src=”https://www.erikson.edu/wp-content/uploads/donohue.jpg” link=”https://www.erikson.edu/about/directory/chip-donohue/” align=”right” caption=”Chip Donohue” alt=”photo of Chip Donohue”]Chip Donohue, director of Erikson’s TEC Center, accepted the 2015 KAPi Award for Emerging Pioneer last month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The Kids at Play Interactive Awards recognize children’s technology that raises the bar for innovation and excellence, along with an individual who has been a pioneer in the field of children’s interactive media in the prior year.

The KAPi Awards note that Donohue “has been a relentless warrior for Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) with the battle cry ‘put some DAP in your app.’” The award announcement also states that that “few have done so much to merge academia with practice.”

In his acceptance speech, Donohue said that “learning today is 24/7. We can learn with anyone, anywhere, at any time. Perhaps it is the blending and balancing of interactive technology and interactions with others that offers the most promise for effective and appropriate use of technology in the early years.”

Watch Donohue’s acceptance speech