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NSF Convergence grant to improve insight, data on learner-technology interaction

Sep. 19, 2017, 11:46 AM

Learning is layered, with cognitive, physiological, emotional and societal components. Technology, especially the increasing use of new sensing devices and interactive machines, adds complexity as well as opportunity – yet little research has been done on how best to measure what works.

A collaboration between Gautam Biswas, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering and professor of computer science and computer engineering, and North Carolina State University aims to jump-start that process. The project is among the first recipients of National Science Foundation grants to address societal challenges through cross-disciplinary research.

The NSF Growing Convergent Research program supports the agency’s “10 Big Ideas for Future NSF Investments,” a set of cutting-edge research agendas especially suited for federal support.