This is Bodong Chen.
I am an associate professor in Learning Sciences and Technologies at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. My research is at the intersection of the learning sciences, learning analytics, and network science. As a learning scientist and educational technologist, I strive to make learning a meaningful part of social participation for people of all backgrounds and circumstances. My scholarly inquiry integrates knowledge media design, software engineering, and data science methods to continually improve infrastructures for learning. Guided by design-based research and participatory design approaches, I aim to generate justice-oriented pedagogical designs, technological innovations, and empirical understandings of learning in authentic settings.
I sit on the editorial boards of a number of journals, including The Internet and Higher Education, and I was elected to the Executive Committee of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) and the Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Committee of the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS). I also served as a program chair of the CSCL Conference of the 2022 ISLS Annual Meeting, and co-chaired the ISLS Membership Committee and the SoLAR Website Working Group.
Before joining Penn GSE, I was an associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development and co-director of the Learning Informatics Lab at the University of Minnesota.
Integrating AI in Knowledge Building
Earlier this week, I had the good fortune of joining a panel organized by my colleageus Seng Chee Tan and Alwyn Lee at the 2022 Empowering Learners in AI conference. Several colleagues including Leanne Ma (University of Tornoto), Chew Lee Teo (National Institute of Education in Singapore), and Mutlu Cukurova (University College London) were also on the panel. While my colleagues on the panel presented some really exciting new research, I used my time to ask a series of questions.Read more
Knowledge Building Infrastructures
Researching and promoting the Knowledge Building theory of learning, pedagogy, and technology.Read more
Learning Analytics for Understanding and Supporting Collaboration
Abstract Collaboration is an important competency in the modern society. To harness the intersection of learning, work, and collaboration with analytics, several fundamental challenges need to be addressed. This chapter about collaboration analytics aims to highlight these challenges for the learning analytics community. We first survey the conceptual landscape of collaboration and learning with a focus on the computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) literature while attending to perspectives from computer supported cooperative work (CSCW).Read more