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Educational Technology

Research in the area of educational technology examines the role of technological tools and processes in teaching and learning. Emphasis is on the learning needs of precollege, undergraduate, graduate, and continuing-education students and the instructional issues and techniques encountered by these stakeholders.

Research Groups

Center for Educational Technology, Research, and Assessment


Decision Science & Decision Engineering Lab (DeSciDE)


Mind, Music and Machine Lab

One of the core research areas in the Mind, Music and Machine Lab is educational technology and STEM education, based on multimodal learning, embodied cognition, and interactive-learning framework. This includes research on auditory graphs for blind students, interactive toys and software for kids’ music learning and story-telling, and application of movement sonification in informal learning environments such as aquariums and museums.

FacultyAreas of Interest
Decision Making Skill and Numeracy; Attitudes, Biases, Diversity, and Ethics; Risk Communication and Informed Choice; Psychological Measurement and Modeling; Intelligent Tutoring Systems and Usability (UX)
Sociocultural development perspectives in various contexts, including work, school, and informal settings. My current focus is on youth and adolescent development in relation to societal change.; Science education; Information and communication technologies; Development of spatial visualization abilities
Human-Computer Interaction/ Interaction Design; Auditory Displays/ Sonification; Affective Computing/ Emotional Design; Automotive User Interfaces; Assistive Technology for Special Populations
Neuroscience of Learning and Memory; Educational Reform and Redesign; Persuasion and Attitude Change
Grinding; Precision Engineering; MEMS; Human Factors
Study of Expertise; Perceptual-Cognitive Skills; Training; Skill Acquisition; Applied Cognition; Cognitive Engineering; Human Factors; Sports Science