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Alyssa Wise, Director of LEARN, in discussion group at NYU Tech Summit

Mission

The Learning Analytics Research Network (LEARN) combines deep expertise in advanced data science methods with practiced skill in the research and development of innovative learning approaches to support NYU in becoming a living learning system. LEARN’s efforts make NYU a leader in data-informed teaching and learning while also generating impactful new knowledge for the field about how analytics can promote equitable and effective education. 

LEARN is a collaborative effort, focused on community change that puts people, not data, first. 

Among its key characteristics are:

  • Building partnerships between researchers, information technology staff, faculty, administrators and students to jointly advance data-informed teaching and learning
  • Creating and supporting effective teaching and learning tools that augment human capacity to improve educational processes
  • Acting as an intellectual hub for innovation where exciting new ideas about data-informed education arise, germinate, and spark action
  • Promoting a culture of ethical data use grounded in shared principles and jointly-developed policies
  • Connecting learning analytics efforts at NYU with the larger scholarly community
  • Leveraging data traces to understand and improve learning both face-to-face and online 

Leadership

Alyssa Wise

Associate Professor of Learning Sciences/Educational Technology

alyssa.wise@nyu.edu

Yoav Bergner

Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences/Educational Technology

yoav.bergner@nyu.edu

Xavier Ochoa

Assistant Professor of Learning Analytics

xavier.ochoa@nyu.edu

Staff

Executive Committee

Phyllis Frankl

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering - Tandon School of Engineering

pfrankl@nyu.edu

Marina Marin

Associate Director of Information Management - School of Medicine

mmb371@nyu.edu

Joshua Merfeld

Clinical Assistant Professor of Public Service - Wagner School of Public Service

jdm19@nyu.edu

Allen Mincer

Professor of Physics; Collegiate Professor - College of Arts and Sciences

am3@nyu.edu

Selin Kalaycioglu

Clinical Associate Professor of Mathematics - Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

sk168@nyu.edu

Kristen Sosulski

Clinical Associate Professor of Information, Operations & Management Sciences - Stern School of Business

kristen.sosulski@nyu.edu

Ben Maddox

Chief Instructional Technology Officer - NYU Information Technology

ben.maddox@nyu.edu

Clay Shirky

Vice Provost for Educational Technologies - NYU Information Technology

clay.shirky@nyu.edu

Team Members

  • Maurice Boothe Jr., Social Media
  • Chiao-Yin (Jessie) Chang, Social Media
  • Owen Fancy, Dashboard Designer
  • Jean Vassoyan, Intern

Alumni

  • Avi Chawla, Researcher, Spring 2018 - Summer 2018
  • Yi Cui, Junior Research Scientist, Fall 2016 - Summer 2018
  • Rujun Han, Researcher, Summer 2018
  • Eunyoung Jeon, Researcher, Summer 2019
  • Simon Knight, Visiting Scholar, Fall 2020
  • Sarita Liu, Researcher, Fall 2019
  • Sophie Sommer, Researcher, Summer 2019 - Fall 2019
  • Trang Thi Thuy Tran, Researcher, Summer 2019 - Fall 2019
  • Jill-Jênn Vie, Visiting Scholar, Spring 2019