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I am the Director of the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL), and the Senior Manager for Research and Evaluation in the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT), at the University of British Columbia. I graduated from the Human Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) and the Program for Interdisciplinary Reserach (PIER) in Carnegie Mellon University.

I study how interactive learning environments can support students in becoming better learners and scientists, focusing on the development of scientific literacies, creativity, and sense making. My research is rooted in frameworks and methodologies from education, physics, cognitive science, learning analytics, and human-computer interaction. My work focuses on different time scales, from minutes (in problem solving environments and simulations) to months (in MOOCs and learning management systems). Together with instructors, we study how innovative pedagogies and technologies can be implemented at scale, evaluated, and have meaningful impact on learning.
I am an associate editor of the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education (IJAIED). I am also a guest editor of the Journal of Learning Analytics (JLA) special issue on Self-Regulation and Analytics. I am the chair of the edX Partner Research Committee, and I participate in the PISA expert group for innovative domains.