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We are designing new educational interfaces and assessing their effectiveness at supporting students’ ability to think and learn. This includes comparing how well low versus high-performing students are able to attend, solve problems, remember, and self-regulate performance when using these interfaces.



We are developing richly expressive communications interfaces that support multiple modalities, representational systems, and linguistic codes, which will become the backbone of global multicultural education.

We are designing and assessing new interfaces that mimic students' exisiting work practice, such as digital paper and pen interfaces.


We are creating new interfaces for mobile use,  which can bridge learning activities across classroom and informal settings.

We are developing techniques for monitoring students’ cognitive load and learning while engaged in educational activities.

We are tracking the impact of educational interfaces on the achievement gap between student groups, including minority, disabled, and other populations.