Learning Science

Strategic Recommendation

Advance CMU's world-leading research in learning science and technology-enhanced learning, and apply it to education at CMU.

  • Create an advanced learning-science ecosystem of human and technological resources to support all faculty in (a) translating state-of-the-art scientific theories of learning into improved instructional designs; (b) collecting and analyzing high-quality learning data; and (c) iteratively improving educational practice in response to learning data.
  • Apply this ecosystem to build out or improve several CMU educational centerpieces, including (but not limited to) writing, statistics, introduction to computer science, calculus, and introductory science courses. Implement a learning-science ecosystem as an embedded part of the new Mellon College of Science core education.
  • Help transform education globally by making tools developed at CMU more usable outside the university, and by building new tools to support others in using the CMU learning-science approach in their own educational contexts.


Recent Accomplishments

  • Upon its completion, the new Tepper Quad will house a new, state-of-the-art Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Center. Designed as a catalyst for campus-wide collaboration the TEL Center will enable technology-enhanced learning and research in conjunction with pedagogical and technological expertise of the Eberly Center.
  • The Simon Initiative—a leading learning science effort at CMU—harnesses a cross-disciplinary learning engineering ecosystem to develop the next generation of technology for education and to measurably improve student learning outcomes on a national and global level.