Trained as a learning scientist with a background in experimental design, Kevin looks at how technology can be used to support and measure learning. His research spans both formal settings like university classrooms and informal settings like student led activities. He completed his undergraduate coursework in communication sciences and his graduate studies in educational psychology with an emphasis on technology design. His formal education took him through the fields of psychology, computer science, communication, film, creative writing, and geology. Much of his work integrates concepts from multiple fields to layer learning activities and analyses in interesting ways.
In CRADLE@NTU, Kevin supports two overarching projects: 1) Evaluating the use of technology for learning in tertiary and life-long learning settings, and 2) Identifying ways of embedding and measuring student development of graduate attributes. His work takes him into classrooms to pilot new learning activities, puts him in contact with student organisations to help them evaluate their events, and lets him network like-minded faculty together to spur innovations in learning.
Research interests in Science of Learning and Education
Information acquisition and use for decision-making, education technologies that impact learning materials and outcome measures, e-communities for learning
Educational interventions, experimental design, learning analytics, mixed method analysis, technology development for learning
On-going research projects in CRADLE@NTU