Biography

Research in my lab seeks to develop educational technologies that are as compelling and engaging as the very best social media apps, video games or movies. Like our most dedicated educators, I would like our technology to captivate learners, young and old, and help cultivate attitudes towards learning and growth that are compatible with the demands of the modern world. In pursuit of these goals, I conduct research on the design, use, and impacts of intelligent technologies for learning and behavior change. This work involves blending techniques from the entertainment industry (that foster engagement) with those from artificial intelligence and intelligent tutoring systems (that promote learning), as well as running studies to better understand whether and how the resulting learning experiences impact learners.

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Key Professional Appointments

Associate Professor Department of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2015 - present

Affiliate Faculty Illinois Informatics Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2015 - present

Director for Learning Sciences Research Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California, 2013 - 2015

Research Assistant Professor Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California, 2013 - 2015

Research Scientist Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California, 2004 - 2015

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Education

Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh, 2004

M.S., Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997

B.S., Mathematics & Computer Science, Truman State University, 1995

Research & Service

Research in my lab explores the application of AI and entertainment technologies to improve learning experiences with technology. This work primarily involves informal learning and investigation of the relationship between cognitive, affective, and motivational variables relevant to learning.

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Service

Committee Member IEEE ICICLE Design for Learning SIG, 2018 - present

Steering Committee APA/ACM/AAAI Technology, Mind, and Society Conference, 2016 - 2018

Special Issue Editor, AIED: The Next 25 Years International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 2016 - 2017

Grant Proposal Reviewer European Commission, 2011 - 2017

Associate Editor IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2014 - present

Grant Proposal Reviewer Department of Education, 2013 - present

Program Co-Chair International Conference for Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED), 2013 - 2013

Program Co-Chair Florida Artificial Intelligence Society, 2008 - 2009

Grant Proposal Reviewer National Science Foundation, 2006 - present

Teaching

I teach graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses on educational technologies, AI, informal learning, and design. My courses blend psychological and educational theories with emerging technological developments, and seek to help students adopt an interdisciplinary stance on educational technology.

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Courses

Learning in Everyday Contexts Foundational theories and practices of educational psychology, including learning and development. 2 or 3 undergraduate hours. 2 or 4 graduate hours. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Undergraduate and graduate work load will be commensurate with the requirements.

Cog Science of Teaching & Lear Seminar in educational psychology; topics relate to the areas of specialization represented by the various divisions within the department. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.

CSTL Division Brownbag Seminar in educational psychology; topics relate to the areas of specialization represented by the various divisions within the department. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.

Engaging and interactive educ Seminar in educational psychology; topics relate to the areas of specialization represented by the various divisions within the department. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.

Mobile Apps for Teaching Seminar in educational psychology; topics relate to the areas of specialization represented by the various divisions within the department. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.

Lane, H Chad

Associate Professor (CSTL Division Chair), Educational Psychology

Contact

Office

Education Building
1310 S. Sixth St.
Champaign, IL 61820

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