Harnessing a Learning-Engineering Ecosystem
According to Ken Koedinger, professor of human-computer interaction and psychology, intelligent tutoring systems that track how a student learns can become smarter and more useful with practice.
Bror Saxberg, vice president of learning science at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, gave the fourth annual CMU Simon Initiative Distinguished Lecture. Saxberg discussed challenges in education, different learning science applications, examples of learning engineering and what his learning science group at CZI is trying to do.
Lauren Herckis, an anthropologist at Carnegie Mellon University who has studied the culture of ancient Mayan cities, is turning her focus closer to home these days—exploring why professors try new teaching approaches, or decide not to.