Post Doctorate, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Camebridge, MA
Ph.D., Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, QC
M.Sc., Physics, UQAM, Montreal, QC
Peer instruction (clickers)
Problem-based Learning (PBL)
Group Problem Solving
Nathaniel’s projects include research and outreach for Physics Education Research (PER). He has written a digital learning resource on Problem Based Learning for College Physics in French and English that is used by thousands of instructors on six continents. Nathaniel is also the director of CIPhER, the Canadian Institute for Physics Education Research.
DALITE is a tool designed in collaboration with the CIPhER research team. It is a web-based learning platform that provides students with an asynchronous version of peer instruction.
- PAREA Grant (2014-17)
Grant investigating the pedagogical ecosystems created by innovative learning spaces and the outcomes of the student engagement. (PAREA – Programme d’aide à la recherche sur l’enseignement et l’apprentissage program of the Quebec Ministry of Education)
- Disruptive Innovations
Disruptive innovations, a multi-institutional, inter-provincial, team of researchers, practitioners and corporate partners to investigate and promote the use of evidence-based pedagogies and how best to leverage the affordances of educational technologies to support collaborative learning in the SSHRC-CCSIF funding project: Leveraging new paradigms and disruptive technologies to successfully orchestrate pedagogical change. (SSHRC – Social Science & Humanities Research Council)
Les réseaux conceptuels collectifs en enseignement et en apprentissage: L'usage de TIC pour relier la science scolaire avec la réalité extérieureRead Article
Les retombées de DALITE (Distributed Active Learning Interactive Technology Environment): Un outil en ligne d'apprentissage par les pairs en physique au collégialRead Article
An Analysis of peer-submitted and peer-reviewed answer rationales, in an asynchronous peer instruction based learning environmentRead Article
Taking DALITE to the next level: What have we learned from a web-based peer instruction application?
Author: Sameer Bhatnagar, Nathaniel Lasry, Desmarais, M. and Elizabeth S. Charles | Source: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2014). International Society of the Learning Sciences: Boulder, CO. | Year: 2014
Harnessing peer instruction in and out of class with myDALITE
Author: Elizabeth S. Charles, Nathaniel Lasry, Sameer Bhatnagar, Rhys Adams, Kevin Lenton, Yann Brouillette, Michael Dugdale, Chris Whittaker and Phoebe Jackson | Source: Fifteenth Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics (SPIE Digital Library) | Year: 2019Read Article
Good job Pat! How a physics class benefitted by providing feedback to a fictional in-class peer
Author: Rhys Adams, Phoebe Jackson, Kevin Lenton, Michael Dugdale, Chris Whittaker, Nathaniel Lasry, Elizabeth S. Charles and (SALTISE / S4 Physics Research Team) | Source: Presented at the 8th Supporting Active Learning and Technological Innovation in Studies of Education (SALTISE) Annual Conference, Montréal, Québec, Ca | Year: 2019