Daniel D. Suthers
suthers @ hawaii.edu
Office Hours: MWF 1:30-2:00
- Other times by appointment, or for walk-ins if door is fully
Dr. Suthers obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts (1979) from Kansas
City Art Institute, and his M.S. (1988) and Ph.D. (1993) in Computer
Science from the University of Massachusetts. He also studied Psychology
at the graduate level at Northern Arizona University, 1982-1985.
Dr. Suthers is presently Associate Professor in the department of
Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Hawai'i at
Manoa, where he directs the Laboratory for Interactive Learning
Technologies (http://lilt.ics.hawaii.edu/) and co-leads the Hawai`i
Networked Learning Communities initiative (http://www.hnlc.org/).
His research takes human-computer interaction and artificial intelligence
perspectives on designing software to work with minds and social
systems. For the past few years he has studied Representational
Guidance: how software interfaces that enable learners to
construct, examine, and manipulate symbolic representations
of their evolving knowledge affects discourse between learners. More
recent work focuses on how to provide better interfaces
for online discussions about shared documents.Applications of
his work range from middle
to early high school Earth Science to post-secondary
computer science distance education and adult professional development of educators.
Prior to joining ICS/UHM, Dr. Suthers was a Research Associate
at the Learning Research and Development Center (1992-1998), and
Adjunct Faculty at the Department of Information Science (1995-1998),
both of the University of Pittsburgh. At LRDC, he directed the Advanced
Cognitive Tools for Learning group, and developed collaborative
networked software for "argument mapping" known as "Belvedere."
He was also a consulting designer for NetLearn, a national electronic
professional development network under development by LRDC's Institute
for Learning for primary and secondary school educators.
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