I am an Associate Professor in Learning Technologies and the Bonnie Westby Huebner Endowed Chair in Education & Technology at the University of Minnesota. I also co-direct the newly formed Learning Informatics Lab of the College of Education and Human Development. My research is at the intersection of CSCL, learning analytics, networked learning, and network science. My work is broadly published in premier venues and funded by the NSF, Schmidt Futures, the Digital Learning for Development initiative, the University of Minnesota.
PhD in Learning Sciences, 2014
OISE/University of Toronto
MEd in Educational Technology, 2009
BSc in Educational Technology, 2006
Beijing Normal University
See all pubs in my CV.
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
CI 5371: Learning Analytics: Theory and Practice*
CI 5301: Foundations of Computer Applications for Business and Education
CI 4331W: Technology and Ethics in Society
*: New courses developed by myself.