Jie Chao is a learning scientist with extensive research experience in technology-enhanced learning environments and STEM education. She completed her doctoral and postdoctoral training in Instructional Technology and STEM Education at the University of Virginia. Her past research experiences ranged from fine-grained qualitative mental process analysis to large-scale quantitative and longitudinal investigations. She is currently focusing on learning analytics research in open-ended domains such as engineering design and authentic scientific inquiry. With insights in learning sciences and a strong, computationally oriented mindset, she hopes to utilize learning analytics to investigate important questions with unprecedented granularity and generate actionable knowledge for the design of technology and curriculum.
Q&A with Jie
- Do you have an unusual hobby or interest?
- Latin dance
- What’s your dream pet?
- A baby dragon
- Best adventure you’ve ever had?
- Mountaineering in Tibet