On Nov. 17, faculty are invited to join Aroutis Foster, PhD, Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies, Professor of Learning Sciences and Technology, Courtesy Professor of Digital Media, and Doctoral Programs Head with Drexel University’s School of Education as well as a Drexel Lenfest Center Fellow and Drexel Solutions Institute Fellow, as he discusses strategies and approaches for publishing pedagogical research.
Aroutis is a very dynamic researcher and scholar. He leads Drexel’s Games and Learning in Interactive Digital Environments (GLIDE) Lab and is the founder of the Drexel Learning Games Network. Aroutis teaches and conducts research on the theoretical and practical applications of designed environments such as games and interactive digital environments to advance our understanding of learners’ knowledge, identity, and motivation in different settings including schools, workplaces, informal, and online environments. His broad research interests focus on the design of technology, computer-based learning environments, automated and personalized learning, technology integration, identity exploration, motivation, cognition, and learning. His research aims to explore the learning process including motivation to learn and learners’ identity change using immersive digital technologies, such as games. This includes model testing and development to integrate games and immersive technologies to support teachers and learners; the design of immersive and game environments to impact knowledge, identity change, and motivation to learn; and the investigation of the pedagogic, assessment, and motivational affordances of immersive digital environments for cognition, motivation, and behavior. Dr. Foster’s background is in educational psychology, educational technology, digital media, information technology education, and communications. His professional agenda has emerged from both his research and life experiences growing up in the Caribbean (Jamaica), and studying and living in New York City; East Lansing, Michigan; and Philadelphia. He serves on several editorial review and advisory boards for journals and organizations related to technology and learning. He has published book chapters and journal articles about technology and learning. He has won awards for his work on technology and learning. He is a Phi Beta Kappa Member, a Mellon Mays Fellow, and the recipient of a Spencer Research Training Grant, and a NSF CAREER award.
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Part of the Pedagogical Research Writing Community, hosted by the Translational Research Center. In this series of workshops, the TRC will provide faculty with the guidance, resources and expert advice to advance the state of pedagogical research at the Fox School and the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management.