Laboratory for Interactive Learning Technologies

Welcome to the Laboratory for Interactive Learning Technologies! We combine cognitive science, human-computer interaction, and social science approaches to the design and study of how people interact with each other through technology. We are particularly known for studies of how technology design influences social processes of learning in settings ranging from small group dialogue to online communities. Related areas of research are also pursued according to the interests of members.

Graph of the structure of a Tapped In After School Online chat session in which two “keynote” speakers were features. Nodes are chat utterances and links are contingencies between the utterances. This is unpublished work in progress on our Traces project, but for a preliminary description see: Suthers, D. D., & Desiato, C. (2012). Exposing chat features through analysis of uptake between contributions. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on the System Sciences (HICSS-45), January 4-7, 2012, Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawai‘i (CD-ROM). New Brunswick: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE).