John BlackCleveland E. Dodge Professor of Telecommunications & Ed. and Chair Department of Human Development Director Institute for Learning Technologies Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Telecommunications & Ed., Teachers College, Columbia University
Scholarly interests include basic research in cognition, especially grounded/embodied approaches to cognition, and its application to improving learning, memory, understanding, problem solving and motivation. Especially interested in using technologies like multi-user virtual environments, video games, TV/videos, intelligent tutoring systems and robots to improve learning, memory, understanding, problem solving and motivation. He received his B.S. in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Stanford University.