Dr. Keith Devlin is a co-founder and Executive Director of the Stanford’s H-STAR institute and a co-founder of the Stanford mediaX research network. He is a World Economic Forum Fellow, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. His current research is focused on the use of different media to teach and communicate mathematics to diverse audiences. In this connection, he is a co-founder and President of an educational technology company, BrainQuake, that creates mathematics learning video games. He also works on the design of information/reasoning systems for intelligence analysis. He has written 32 books and over 80 published research articles. Recipient of the Pythagoras Prize, the Peano Prize, the Carl Sagan Award, and the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics Communications Award. In 2003, he was recognized by the California State Assembly for his "innovative work and longtime service in the field of mathematics and its relation to logic and linguistics." He is "the Math Guy" on National Public Radio.
I study behavioral and cognitive effects of technological affordances and psychological interventions in online learning environments. In my current work, I investigate the effects of social cues in video instruction, the ways motivations shape learner behavior, and psychological interventions that reinforce online learners' goals to improve their persistence and experience in the course.
Holly Pope is a 2nd year doctoral student at Stanford Graduate School of Education
in the Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education program, concentrating on Mathematics Education. She has been an educator for 15 years, beginning with teaching preschool/daycare and elementary school in urban public school settings. She also served as a math coach/curriculum coordinator for 5 years at a K-8 charter school before continuing her studies at Stanford. Her current interests include issues of equity and access to quality mathematics instruction for all students and families at all levels of the education system. She also works to provide transformative professional development for practicing and preservice teachers around research-based practices that promote equitable math instruction in classrooms. Her previous education includes a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Gannon University, and a B.S. in Elementary Education from Geneva College.
Emily Schneider is a doctoral student in Learning Sciences and Technology Design at Stanford University.
Esther Wojcicki is the founder of the scholastic journalism at Palo Alto High School, now the largest in the nation. Over the past 30 years she built the journalism program from a small group of 20 students in 1985 to over 600 students in 2014 and five other journalism teachers. The program has won major national and international recognition and is a model of how to integrate the curriculum and teach 21st century skills. She is Vice Chair of the Board of Creative Commons, Chair of PBS Learning Matters, and on the board of the Alliance For Excellent Education.