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Research Interests

Professor Wilensky has several distinct research interests. A major interest is in the design of learning technologies. Another major interest is agent-based modeling and the design of ABM languages, the design and history of Modeling and representational infrastructure,; developing tools that enable users to simulate, explore and make sense of conplex systems.

Education/Academic qualification

Media Arts and Sciences, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

… → 1993

Mathematics, MA, Brandeis University

… → 1977

Mathematics and Philosophy, BA, Brandeis University

… → 1977

Research interests

  • Agent-based modeling
  • Complex systems
  • Computer-based modeling
  • Connected learning
  • Constructionism
  • Education
  • Mathematics and science education in the context of computation

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Research Output

Designing for esm-mediated collaborative science learning

Dabholkar, S. & Wilensky, U., Jan 1 2019, A Wide Lens: Combining Embodied, Enactive, Extended, and Embedded Learning in Collaborative Settings - 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2019 - Conference Proceedings. Lund, K., Niccolai, G. P., Lavoue, E., Hmelo-Silver, C., Gweon, G. & Baker, M. (eds.). International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS), p. 845-846 2 p. (Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL; vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Implementation research methodologies for achieving scientific equity and health equity

    McNulty, M., Smith, J. D., Villamar, J., Burnett-Zeigler, I. E., Vermeer, W., Benbow, N. D., Gallo, C., Wilensky, U., Hjorth, A., Mustanski, B., Schneider, J. & Brown, C. H., Feb 1 2019, In : Ethnicity and Disease. 29, p. 83-92 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 6 Scopus citations

    Introducing and Assessing Computational Thinking in the Secondary Science Classroom

    Swanson, H. L., Anton, G., Bain, C., Horn, M. S. & Wilensky, U., 2019, Computational Thinking Education. Kong, S-C. & Abelson, H. (eds.). Springer

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    One size fits all: Designing for socialization in physical computing

    Anton, G. & Wilensky, U., Feb 22 2019, SIGCSE 2019 - Proceedings of the 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 825-831 7 p. (SIGCSE 2019 - Proceedings of the 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Prevalence of direct and emergent schema and change after play

    Martin, K., Horn, M. & Wilensky, U., Jan 1 2019, In : Informatics in Education. 18, 1, p. 183-212 30 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations