Director of the Penn Center for Learning Analytics
Higher Education Division
Teaching Learning and Leadership Division
Areas of Expertise: Big Data in Education; Educational Data Mining; Artificial Intelligence in Education; Human-Computer Interaction; Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs); Learning Analytics
Ryan Baker studies how data can better be used to study and improve online learning. Using data from educational software, he examines how students respond to computer lessons, focusing on engagement and disengagement, and how these responses impact learning. Baker has also researched student success in MOOCs. He is working to develop the next generation of MOOCs, which will incorporate features from intelligent tutoring systems.
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas speaks to the EdSurge On Air podcast about shifts in the depiction of diverse characters in children's literature throughout the twentieth century and the progress that still needs to be made.