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.