Mary Beth Rosson

Dr. Mary Beth Rosson is Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, in the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at The Pennsylvania State University. Rosson also co-directs the Computer-Supported Collaboration and Learning Lab. Prior to joining Penn State in 2003, she was Professor of Computer Science at Virginia Tech for 10 years, and a Research Staff Member at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center for 11 years. Rosson received her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of Texas – Austin in 1982. She is internationally known for research and education in human-computer interaction, participatory and scenario-based evaluation and design methods, computer-supported collaborative learning and end-user development. In recognition of her research accomplishments, Dr. Rosson was elected Distinguished Scientist of the Association for Computing Machinery and is a member of the SIGCHI Academy.

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Readers will find several papers that address high-level issues in the use of technology in education, for example architecture and design frameworks for building online education materials or tools. Several other chapters report novel approaches to intelligent tutors or adaptive systems in educational settings. A number of chapters consider many roles for social computing in education, from simple computer-mediated communication support to more extensive community-building frameworks and tools. Finally, several chapters report state-of-the-art results in tools that can be used to assist educators in critical tasks such as content presentation and grading.

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