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Candace Thille

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Candace Thille

Associate Professor (Teaching)

Assistant: Mitch Gilmer

Office: CERAS 131


Learning is complex. Decades of research in the science of human learning have produced results that could transform higher education; however, research findings have not often made a positive impact on teaching practice, educational technology design, or student learning. My mission is to build learning environments and data systems that not only facilitate the transfer of knowledge from learning research into teaching practice, but also engage researchers, practitioners and learners in making progress on our fundamental understanding of human learning. The focus of my work is in applying the results from research in the science of learning to the design and evaluation of open web-based learning environments for college level courses, and in using those environments to conduct research in human learning.

Other Titles

Associate Professor (Teaching), Graduate School of Education

Program Affiliations

Learning Sciences and Technology Design (LSTD)
Stanford Accelerator for Learning

Research Interests

Assessment, Testing and Measurement | Brain and Learning Sciences | Data Sciences | Equity in Education | Higher Education | Lifelong Learning | Technology and Education

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Recent Publications

Strauber, C. B., Ali, L. R., Fujioka, T., Thille, C., & McCandliss, B. D. (2021). Replicability of neural responses to speech accent is driven by study design and analytical parameters. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 4777.

Bassen, J., Balaji, B., Schaarschmidt, M., Thille, C., Painter, J., Zimmaro, D., … Mitchell, J. C. (2020). Reinforcement Learning for the Adaptive Scheduling of Educational Activities. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2020 CHI CONFERENCE ON HUMAN FACTORS IN COMPUTING SYSTEMS (CHI'20). ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY.

Johanes, P., & Thille, C. (2019). The heart of educational data infrastructures-Conscious humanity and scientific responsibility, not infinite data and limitless experimentation. BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY.

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