Research

The focus of my research during my tenure in the School of Education has been on technology-enhanced learning (TEL). The emphasis of this agenda has been on the impact of digital technology on learning, teaching, education, and training. Over the past 5 years I have focused on how digital learning tools can be designed to collect data that can provide evidence to support claims about learners.

I have published a book, a book chapter, and numerous empirical articles (see Vitae for full list of publications that focus on how the digital tools impact learning and teaching. Furthermore, I have published articles and am a leader in developing ways to connect learners to digital content thorough peer learning and peer knowledge production. To support learning analytics research at CSU, I created the Analytics for Learning and Teaching (ALT) center, an interdisciplinary effort to help Colorado State University faculty design learning objects that are activity based (behavioral), and to design these objects to collect data that can then be analyzed for meaningful patterns or evidence of learning.