Kasia Muldner: Next-Generation Cyberlearning Environments for Supporting Student Learning and Affect @ MAGNET, 2 Metrotech Center, 8th floor, Brooklyn, NY

03/26/2014 12:00 pm – 03/26/2014 1:00 pm Next-Generation Cyberlearning Environments for Supporting Student Learning and Affect Kasia Muldner, PhD, Research Scientist, Arizona State University One of the Computing Research Association’s (CRA) Grand Research Challenges is to provide learning environments that approximate the effectiveness of one-to-one human tutoring. In order to meet this challenge, we need to advance novel learning contexts within digital media, as well as understand the impact of these not only on student learning but also on student behaviors, affect, and creativity. In this talk, I will describe selected projects that illustrate this research agenda, including the design and evaluation of (1) digital media supporting collaborative learning from watching others learn, (2) tutoring systems that detect student affect during problem solving activities, and (3) embodied learning environments with social robotic companions. Kasia Muldner is a Research Scientist in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. She received her PhD from the Laboratory for Computational Intelligence at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on ways to foster student learning and productive affect through various educational technologies, including digital media, intelligent tutoring systems, and social robotic companions. She is the recipient of several NSF awards and her research has been recognized through various best paper awards, including the annual James Chen User Modeling and User Adapted Interaction (UMUAI) award given to the best journal paper in this venue.