Laboratory and Real-Life Research Advance Intelligent Choices

Learning Sciences & Technologies (LST) graduate students follow the WPI method of integrating theory with practice on campus and in urban classrooms, researching the impact of educational technology with input from teachers and students whose learning experiences—and futures—will be enhanced by these efforts.

Researchers utilize the following resource centers:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Tutoring Laboratory
  • Educational Psychology Laboratory
  • Human Interaction in Virtual Environments Laboratory
  • Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Laboratory
  • Learning Sciences Laboratory

Along with these laboratories, LST cognitive models are used to study student thought and learning patterns in order to design educational materials, practices, and technologies. Faculty and students collaborate with the Worcester Public Schools, applying and testing theories in computer science, cognitive and educational psychology, and statistics in city classroom settings.