Ryan Baker

Associate Professor

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.