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Candace Thille

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Candace Thille

Associate Professor (Teaching)

Assistant: Rachel Kelly


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

Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Education

Program Affiliations

Learning Sciences and Technology Design (LSTD)

Research Interests

Data Sciences | Higher Education | Lifelong Learning | Technology and Education

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Recent Publications

Thille, C., & Zimmaro, D. (2017). Incorporating Learning Analytics in the Classroom. New Directions for Higher Education, 2017(179).

Thille, C. (2014). MOOCs and Technology to Advance Learning and Learning Research Opening Statement: MOOCs and technology to advance learning and learning research (Ubiquity symposium). Ubiquity, 2014(April).

Thille, C., Schneider, E., Kizilcec, R. F., Piech, C., Halawa, S. A., & Greene, D. K. (2014). The Future of Data-Enriched Assessment. Research & Practice in Assessment, 9.

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