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Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver, Jeremy Roschelle Join Friday Institute Advisory Board

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RALEIGH, N.C. —  The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation’s advisory board has gained two new members this month, appointed by Friday Institute Executive Director and Associate Dean for Translational Research in the NC State College of Education, Krista Glazewski. Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver, Barbara B. Jacobs Chair in Education and Technology, Distinguished Professor of Learning Sciences and director of the Center for Research on Learning and Technology in the School of Education at Indiana University, and Jeremy Roschelle, executive director of learning sciences research for Digital Promise, will join 12 other leaders from schools, universities, businesses and the government who share a deep commitment to educational innovation. Board members meet annually to discuss the strategic directions of the Friday Institute as well as provide consultation and advice throughout the year. 

“Our new members are prominent researchers and international leaders, distinguished by their excellence in STEM education and complex learning processes, who are able to inform the attendant practices, partnerships and policies that guide how we drive innovation and contribute to the advancement of evidence-based educational solutions,” said Glazewski. “Dr. Hmelo-Silver and Dr. Roschelle will contribute a range of knowledge, experience and expertise to our Friday Institute advisory board. Their backgrounds in technology-enabled teaching and learning is an asset for the Friday Institute as we continue to explore innovative ways to use foundational and emergent technologies to prepare a diverse range of learners for the future.”

Learn more about these new board members below:

Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver

Barbara B. Jacobs Chair in Education and Technology, Distinguished Professor of Learning Sciences, and Director of the Center for Research on Learning and Technology in the School of Education, Indiana University

Dr. Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver’s research focuses on how people learn about complex phenomena and how technology can help support that learning. She studies problem-based learning, collaborative engagement and computer supported collaborative learning. She is a co-PI on the National Science Foundation’s Institute for Engaged Learning, an International Society of the Learning Sciences inaugural fellow as well as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Educational Research Association and International Society for Design and Development in Education

Jeremy Roschelle

Executive Director of Learning Science Research, Digital Promise

Dr. Roschelle applies learning science theories and methods to understand how, when and why technology can enable improved teaching and learning. He is nationally and internationally recognized for groundbreaking research in computer-supported collaborative learning; learning with connected, mobile devices and technology in mathematics learning. He has conducted rigorous efficacy research on personalized, adaptive learning, on online homework tools and on dynamic visualizations for mathematics learning. His 25 years of research experience have led to over 125 publications and nine patents, resulting in 23,000 citations to his contributions. Roschelle has a long-standing role as associate editor for the Journal of the Learning Sciences and leads a large community of National Science Foundation-funded projects in the area of AI in education. From his previous role as co-director of the Center for Technology in Learning with Dr. Means, he brings extensive experience in growing productive research organizations and leading complex, multi-institutional research and development teams funded by the National Science Foundation, Institute for Education Sciences, philanthropies and leading educational technology companies.