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I lead an interdisciplinary research and development lab that studies how computational tools - combining cognitive science, machine intelligence, and interactive media - can improve teaching practice, learning outcomes and learner engagement. Inquiry Hub, formerly known as Digital Learning Sciences, is a mission-centered, research-practice partnership involving faculty and students from the University of Colorado Boulder, scientific and technical staff from the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), and educators and administrators from Denver Public Schools. Our research and development team combines expertise in cognitive science, learning sciences, science education, user-centered design and evaluation, digital content management, software engineering, educational data mining, and machine learning/natural language processing.
I am also a Professor at the University of Colorado, with a joint appointment between the Institute of Cognitive Science and the Department of Computer Science. I am currently serving as the Director of the Institute of Cognitive Science. My research and teaching interests include personalized learning, learning analytics, cyber learning environments, educational digital libraries, scholarly communications, human centered computing, and interdisciplinary research methods for studying cognition. I have written 140 articles on these topics, including over 80 peer-reviewed scholarly publications.