Blog Posts

In response to a special call for papers from Information and Learning Sciences, a team of us rallied and wrote a review article about …

In a chapter to be included in the 2nd edition of the Handbook of Learning Analytis, Dr. Stephanie Teasley and I tried to write about …

Following advice from a fantastic leadership coach from my university, I drafted a statement of advising philosophy in the past summer …

[Disclaimer: It’s summer time, meaning time for some bold statements.] “Any educational intervention, for the obvious, …


A webinar delivered to researchers from various universities in China

An invited talk given at a symposium organized by East China Normal University

This webinar will explore the conceptual, methodological, and practical use of networks in learning analytics by presenting examples …

Knowledge creation and innovation are becoming pervasive and essential in meeting today’s societal demands. This has led to …


I teach the following courses in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at UMN:

CI 8371: Applied Social Network Analysis in Education*

CI 8134-35: Foundations of Research in Curriculum and Instruction

  • A required course for all first year Ph.D. students in my department
  • Co-taught with Dr. Mark Vagle (2016-2017) and Dr. Nina Asher (2017-2018)

CI 5371: Learning Analytics: Theory and Practice*

CI 5301: Foundations of Computer Applications for Business and Education

  • This course examines the instructional uses of computers and representative business, education, and marketing applications
  • Syllabus

CI 4331W: Technology and Ethics in Society

  • A liberal education theme, writing intensive course Syllabus
  • Course website hosted on Canvas

*: New courses developed by myself.