Graduate Programs

The diverse group of graduate students in WPI’s Learning Sciences & Technologies (LST) program shares a passion for making STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, as well as English courses, accessible and successful in K-12 schools by using technology to reach students, and by incorporating techniques that measure and reflect individual learning styles.

Degrees Offered

WPI offers graduate study leading to master of science (MS), and doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees in Learning Sciences & Technologies.

For their interdisciplinary master’s degree, graduate students may choose, with the assistance of a faculty advisor, between thesis or course work options. To continue with doctoral studies in this program, the thesis option must have been completed at the WPI MS level. For further details, refer to the Graduate Catalog.


N. Heffernan video “Assisting and Assessing Learning”

HELPING TEACHERS TEACH BETTER IN K-12

To reach their life goals, students need a teaching system that helps them learn more efficiently. The ASSISTments platform aids them in focus and successful subject mastery.

 
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    Research Profile

    Name: Matt Bachmann, MS
    Title: Science ASSISTments

    Student Project: Developing tools to help educate and assess student behaviors in learning science, using computer science, learning science, and cognitive psychology.

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    Name: Zachary Broderick, MS
    Title: Increasing Parent Engagement in Student Learning Using an Intelligent Tutoring System with Automated Messages

    Student Project: Encouraging parental involvement in children’s learning, via notification and access to detailed performance data.

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    Name: Zachary Pardos, PhD
    Title: Predictive Models of Student Learning

    Student Project: Modeling capabilities identify the learning and assessment values to provide significantly more accurate assessment and capabilities for adaptivity.

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    Name: Dovan Rai, PhD Candidate
    Title: Math Learning Environment with Game-Like Elements: an incremental approach for enhancing student engagement and learning

    Student Project: Studying aspects of a tutor to make it more efficient in time and student cognitive resources.

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    Name: Leena Razzaq, PhD
    Title: To Tutor or Not to Tutor: That is the Question

    Student Project: Optimizing learning in intelligent tutoring by discovering the most effective and efficient approach to use for students.

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