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Susan McKenney

2017 | University of Twente | Teacher learning in design-centric partnerships

Prof. Dr. Susan McKenney co-leads ELAN1, the teacher education program within the Faculty of Behavioral and Management Sciences2 at the University of Twente3. Additionally, she holds appointments in the Department of Instructional Technology4, at the same university, and in the Learning Sciences & Policy5 Group at the University of Pittsburgh6. ...

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Georg Rieger

2017 | University of British Columbia | Examinations that support learning – How two-stage assessment became common practice at the University of British Columbia

Dr. Rieger is a tenure-track Instructor in Physics & Astronomy in Vantage College at the University of British Columbia. He is also a long-time member of the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (since 2009)and served as the CWSEI department director for Physics & Astronomy from 2011 to 2015. He received a Dipl. ...

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Stephen Downes

2016 | The Final Frontier: Space

Stephen Downes is a specialist in online learning technology and new media. Through a 25 year career in the field Downes has developed and deployed a series of progressively more innovative technologies, beginning with multi-user domains (MUDs) in the 1990s, open online communities in the 2000s, and personal learning environments in ...

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Katerine Bielaczyc

2016 | Clark University | Learning from our own designs: Generating knowledge from practical implementations

Dr. Bielaczyc is an Associate Professor of Education and the Director of the Jacob Hiatt Center for Urban Education at Clark University.  She received a B.Sc. Honours in computer science from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and a Master’s and Ph.D. in education from the University ...

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Elizabeth Losh

2015 | University of California, San Diego | Noise in the Data: Qualitative Research and Evidence-Based Pedagogy

Dr. Elizabeth Losh is the author of Virtualpolitik: An Electronic History of Government Media-Making in a Time of War, Scandal, Disaster, Miscommunication, and Mistakes (MIT Press, 2009) and The War on Learning: Gaining Ground in the Digital University (MIT Press, 2014). She is the co-author of the comic book textbook Understanding Rhetoric: ...

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Mary Pat Wenderoth

2015 | The Future of Evidence-based Teaching

Recognized for her teaching excellence, Dr. Mary Pat Wenderoth is a winner of the University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award (2001) and member of the University of Washington Teaching Academy. Dr. Wenderoth has been involved with broad dissemination of best teaching practices, through her involvement with the National Academies Scientific Teaching ...

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Noah Finkelstein

2014 | Actively Engaging in Educational Transformation: The roles and promise of disciplinary engagement in education at a critical time

Noah Finkelstein is a Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder and conducts research is in physics education. He serves as a director of the Physics Education Research (PER) group at Colorado. Finkelstein is also a Director of the national-scale Center for STEM Learning at UC-Boulder, which has ...

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Carl Bereiter

2014 | University of Toronto, OISE | Principles, practices, and principled practical knowledge

Carl Bereiter is a Professor Emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. Along with Marlene Scardamalia, he developed CSILE (later Knowledge Forum®), the first networked system for collaborative learning, and its accompanying theory and pedagogy, Knowledge Building. His book Education and Mind in the ...

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Jim Slotta

2013 | Boston College | An international perspective on new models of learning and teaching

Dr. Slotta is an Associate Professor with the Department for Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning and the Centre for Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education at the University of Toronto, OISE. He received his doctorate in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Masters of Science in cognitive psychology, University of ...

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Manu Kapur

2013 | National Institute of Education (NIE) of Singapore | Changing the Practice of Teaching

Dr. Kapur is Head of Learning Sciences Lab (LSL) at the National Institute of Education (NIE) of Singapore and an Associate Professor in the Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (CTL) Academic Group. He received his doctorate in instructional technology and media from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York where he ...

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