I am an Assistant Professor in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. My research is at the intersection of knowledge building, learning analytics, networked learning, and network analysis. My work is broadly published in premier venues and funded by the NSF CRII, the Digital Learning for Development initiative, the University of Minnesota.
PhD in Learning Sciences, 2014
University of Toronto
MEd in Educational Technology, 2009
BSc in Educational Technology, 2006
Beijing Normal University
To make knowledge building in science classrooms more connected with public discourse and open science through web annotation.
To examine the extent to which Orchestration Graphs could facilitate productive collaboration in online classes.
To predict outcomes and develop interventions based on student learning behaviors.
Researching and promoting the Knowledge Building theory of learning, pedagogy, and technology.
I teach the following courses in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at UMN:
CI 8371: Applied Social Network Analysis in Education*
CI 8134-35: Foundations of Research in Curriculum and Instruction
CI 5371: Learning Analytics: Theory and Practice*
CI 5301: Foundations of Computer Applications for Business and Education
CI 4331W: Technology and Ethics in Society
*: New courses developed by myself.