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Research lab: Robert D. Tennyson

Focus

  • Use of iPads in elementary schools (teachers and students)
  • Use of technology features for reading and math
  • Achievement gains with technology tools (standardized tests)
  • Educational gaming and simulations to improve problem solving and decision making

Projects

  • Investigating technology (iPad) enhancements to improve elementary math and reading achievement.
  • Effectiveness of gaming and simulation system designs for higher order thinking
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Robert D. Tennyson

  • Lab director
  • Professor of educational psychology in the psychological foundations of educcation program
  • Emphasis: Learning and cognition/educational technologies

Research group

Zuofang Wang headshot

Zuofang Wang Ph.D. graduate student, psychological foundations: educational technologies

Zuofang is a research assistant for a project in the St. Paul Public Schools.

Ashley Shelton Ph.D. graduate student, psychological foundations: educational technologies

Ashley's research focus is on the impact of social media on learning.

Recent publications

Tennyson, R.D. & Volk, A. (2015). Learning theories and educational paradigms. In J. Wright (Ed.), International encyclopedia of social and behavioral sciences (2nd ed.). Oxford: Elsevier.

Ordóñez de Pablos, P., Turró, L.J., Tennyson, R.D., & Zhao, J. (2015). Knowledge management for competitive advantage during economic crisis. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Ordóñez de Pablos, P., & Tennyson, R.D. (2015). Higher education and IT. Hershey, PA: IGI GlobalOrdóñez de Pablos, P., Turró, L.J., Tennyson, R.D., & Zhao, J. (2015). Knowledge management for competitive advantage during economic crisis. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.