Stanford Educational Innovator and TeachAids Advisor to Guide CoviDB
An innovator in the fields of technology and education, Dr. Roy Pea has served as a valued member of the CrashCourse advisory committee throughout our curriculum development. We are grateful that he will continue to contribute his expertise as an advisor for CoviDB as we develop information and resources for COVID-19 and its impacts on society.
For 40 years, Dr. Pea has investigated how technological breakthroughs can contribute to learning. He is David Jacks Professor of Education and Learning Sciences at Stanford University, Graduate School of Education, Computer Science (by courtesy), and co-founder and Director of the H-STAR Institute. Dr. Pea also founded and continues to direct Stanford’s PhD program in Learning Sciences and Technology Design. Dr. Pea spends his time developing DIVER, a video-based learning and communications tool, investigating how to better integrate formal and informal learning experiences, and examining how virtual reality can contribute to learning and reasoning.
As a Fellow of the National Academy of Education, Association for Psychological Science, American Educational Research Association, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, Dr. Pea’s involvement in educational innovation extends far beyond the Stanford campus. Most recently, he is co-editor of The Routledge Handbook of the Cultural Foundations of Learning (2020), and Learning Analytics in Education (2018). Dr. Pea co-authored the 2010 National Education Technology Plan for the US Department of Education, co-edited Video Research in the Learning Sciences (2007), and co-authored the National Academy of Sciences book How People Learn (2000).
Dr. Roy Pea’s dedication to education has sparked change in the classroom experience for both teachers and students, and reconceptualization of the importance of out-of-school learning. Brought together by this common goal, we at TeachAids have the utmost appreciation for his continued guidance.