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Kenneth E Hay
Associate Professor
Eigenmann Hall Room 533
Phone : (812) 856-8555
Fax: (812) 856-8333
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Department:  Center for Research on Learning and Technology


I conduct research in the area of emergent technology, cognition, learning and instruction. I develop new learning technologies (robotics, virtual reality, and web-based video) and use a strong social-cultural theoretical base to explore, develop and research new ways to understand and learning that are enabled by these technologies. I work in science, mathematics education and teacher professional development.


  • Ph.d. Instructional Design and Technoogy, December 1991, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • BS Elementary Education, 1985, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI


  • Mitchell J. Nathan, M.J.
  • Hay, K.E.
  • Rummel, N. (accepted) Chapter 10: Growing the Learning Sciences: Brand or Big Tent": Implications for Graduate Education. in The Learning Sciences: Mapping the Terrain Evans, M.A.
  • Packer, M.J. and Sawyer, R.K. (Eds)
  • VIDEO RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TOOLKIT SOFTWARE Goal - To develop a robust video-based research and professional development tool that will meet the needs of the School, and the Learning Science Students and Faculty. Outcomes - We have prototyped a working tool that enables researchers and teachers to video capture classroom practice with multiple cameras, bind video with other non-temporal data (student work, lesson plans, tests, etc.), analyze the video with a robust coding infrastructure that enables sharing video and coding schemes, and the ability to create video cases for reporting on research and developing professional development video-based materials. In 2008 we will be working with 67 different faculty to beta-test these tools.


  • Growing the Learning Sciences: Brand or Big Tent": Implications for Graduate EducationHeld a 1-Day fee-based international represented workshop on the future direction of graduate education within the field of the Learning Sciences including founders of the first LS program, representatives from ~8 countries, new program chairs, National Science Foundation representatives, and all other major learning sciences programs/departments in the country.
  • Hay, K.E. (2008, July) Conceptual Play Spaces, Models and Professions. Presentation at the annual Games, Learning, and Society Conference. Madison, WI


  • Learning Science Program - New Student Orientation Committee: Developed an orientation program for new students starting in F12.
  • Center for Digital Engagement: I have taken a role on the Executive Committee of The Indiana University Center for Digital Engagement. The CDE will use insights from social media and games to study motivation in digital contexts. It will reverse-engineer existing successful applications, build new applications, obtain data sets from their users, and then mine the data for research and practical insights. I will be working with the interdisciplinary committee, led by games scholar Ted Castronova, to form the center's direction and development. I will specifically lead their efforts in learning and educational projects.
  • Learning Science Program - Social Committee: Arranged for social gatherings for the Learning Sciences
  • Learning Sciences Program: Program Chair of the Learning Sciences
  • Learning Science Program: Chair of the Learning Sciences Program
  • Learning Science Program - Annual Student Review: Developed forms, format, electronic portfolio, collected evidence, and lead faculty meeting to discuss doctoral student annual review process for the Learning Sciences program.
  • Learning Science Program - Masters Recruitment: Developed a plan to recruit masters students to the Learning Sciences program and executed it.
  • National Science Foundation: Site Reviewer - Review of Major Project funded through NSF.
  • Learning Science Program - Website: Maintained Learning Sciences website.
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