Martin A Siegel
Professor of Informatics, IST, and Cognitive Science; Chair, Dept. of Informatics
W.W. Wright Education Building Room Informatics Building 919 10th St
Phone : (812) 856-1103
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Department:  Instructional Systems Technology


Other Titles

  • Professor of Informatics
  • Chair, Department of Informatics
  • Professor of Cognitive Science, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Professor of Instructional Systems Technology, School of Education

Research Interests

Design of digital learning environments; e-learning; new collaborative discussion spaces, visualization tools for time- and space-based data. 


Ph.D., 1973, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (in Educational Psychology)


Marty is a Professor of Informatics, IST, and Cognitive Science, and Chair of the Department of Informatics. From 1991-1999 he was the director of research and development at the Center for Excellence in Education. In this context he founded Indiana University's first start-up company, WisdomTools (founded in 1999). The company focuses on the development of next generation e-learning tools for the Web. The Scenarios product is designed to develop deep, insightful learning, a kind of practical intelligence or tacit knowledge.

Marty is among a group of pioneers in computer-based learning, beginning with his work in the 1970's and 1980's on the PLATO system. At the University of Illinois, Marty was a professor in the Departments of Information Science and Educational Psychology. Additionally, he was the assistant director of the Computer-based Education Research Laboratory (CERL) and head of CERL's Curriculum and Applications Group. Between 1990 and 1991, he served as director of professional services at Authorware (now Macromedia, Inc.). In 1988, he was Microsoft's first faculty fellow.

At the School of Informatics, Marty's research focuses on the design of Digital Learning Environments, including the development of deep conversation spaces as well as and time- and space-based visualization tools.

Marty also serves on Indiana University's Judicial Hearing Commission.

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