Cindy Hmelo-Silver

Distinguished Professor

Center for Research on Learning and Technology; Instructional Systems Technology
Academic Programs:
Learning Sciences
ED 2036
(812) 856-8335

About Me

I focus on how people learn about complex phenomena and how technology can help support that learning. As part of this work, I study problem-based learning and collaborative inquiry, collaborative knowledge construction, and computer supported collaborative learning. I study the role of technology to support social knowledge construction and collaborative learning and problem-solving.

My research investigates scaffolded support for problem-based learning, the use of video for learning, and complex systems understanding. My current projects include adaptive support for collaborative learning in a game-based learning environment, conceptualizing collaborative engagement in inquiry learning, and how artificial intelligence can support learning in complex environments to support collaborative inquiry.

In my current work, I investigate how representations can support collaborative inquiry as well as being co-PI on the NSF Institute for Engaged Learning.

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