Scott Freeman

2021 | University of Washington | The Evidence-Basis for Inclusive Teaching in Undergraduate STEM Majors

Scott Freeman grew up in Wisconsin and received a B.A. in Biology from Carleton College in 1978. After working in environmental education and international conservation for six years, he did graduate work at the University of Washington on the molecular systematics and morphological evolution of blackbirds and received a Ph....

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Armin Weinberger

2021 | Saarland University | Breakdowns and Breakthroughs of Transactive Knowledge Co-Construction

Armin Weinberger is the founding professor and head of the Department of Educational Technology and Knowledge Management at Saarland University. His main research interests lie in analyzing and facilitating the generation, construction, and sharing of knowledge in teams, groups of learners, and larger communities. Armin has a 20-year experience in ...

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Manu Kapur

2021 | ETH Zurich | The Future Learning Initiative

Manu holds the Professorship for Learning Sciences and Higher Education at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and directs The Future Learning Initiative (FLI) at ETH Zurich. An ETH+ funded initiative, the FLI brings together more than 20 professors from 10 departments at ETH to advance research on the science of teaching and learning in ...

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Olivier Palmieri

2019 | Ubisoft | Extending Reality, Extending Learning

Olivier Palmieri is a Game Director at Ubisoft, where he has worked as Creative Director, Game Director, and Level Design Director, and advanced International Design Trainer for the Ubisoft Design Academy. He is the creator of Eagle Flight, the first virtual reality game released by Ubisoft and winner of the 2017 ...

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Alyssa Wise

2019 | New York University (NYU) | The Analytic Future of Science Education

Alyssa Wise is Associate Professor of Learning Sciences and Educational Technology at New York University and the Director of LEARN, NYU’s pioneering university-wide Learning Analytics Research Network.  Dr. Wise’s research is situated at the intersection of the learning and educational data sciences, focusing on the design of learning ...

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Paul Denny

2018 | University of Auckland, New Zealand | Practicing with peers: student-generated questions as a learning activity

Dr. Paul Denny is an associate professor in Computer Science at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His research interests include developing and evaluating technologies for supporting collaborative learning, particularly involving student-generated resources, and exploring ways to motivate students to engage within online learning environments. One of his developments, PeerWise, ...

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Richard M. Felder

2018 | North Carolina State University | Understanding and Minimizing Student and Faculty Resistance to Learner-Centered Teaching

Richard M. Felder, Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC 27695-7905 Email: rmfelder@mindspring.com Website: www.ncsu.edu/effective_teaching B.Ch.E., City College of New York;  Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Princeton University Dr. Felder joined the N....

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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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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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