Assistant Professor of Education
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Bertrand Schneider will be joining the Harvard Graduate School of Education in January 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Fribourg University, a Master of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Learning and Teaching Technologies from Geneva University, and a Master of Science in Computer Science and a PhD in Education from Stanford University.
Schneider studies the affordances of emerging technologies and how they can help design learning environments that support not only learning, but also foundational skills for the 21st century: critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and curiosity. He is especially interested in environments that can facilitate access to abstract concepts in STEM through physical interactions (e.g., by having students build their own physical artifacts). Two examples that he has worked with extensively are Tangible User Interfaces and Fabrication Labs.
Schneider's work has been awarded several best paper awards, for instance from the Learning Analytics and Knowledge community (LAK) and the Educational Data Mining Conference (EDM). He is a member of the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS).
His main publications include:
Schneider, B., & Pea, R. (2013). Real-time mutual gaze perception enhances collaborative learning and collaboration quality. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 8(4), 375-397.
Schneider, B., & Blikstein, P. (2015). Unraveling Students’ Interaction Around a Tangible Interface using Multimodal Learning Analytics. International Journal of Educational Data Mining, 7(3), 89-116.
Schneider, B., Sharma., K., Cuendet, S., Zufferey, G., Dillenbourg, P., & Pea, R. (accepted). Unpacking The Perceptual Benefits of a Tangible Interface. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interactions.
Faculty webpage: https://www.gse.harvard.edu/faculty/bertrand-schneider
Personal website: http://www.bertrandschneider.com