ReAL Design Lab

Research and Assessment for Learning (ReAL) Design Lab

Research: We conduct both basic and applied research contributing to the fields of Learning Sciences/Analytics, Educational Research/Data Mining, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Assessment: In addition, our praxis approach balances (formative student-centered) Assessment FOR Learning with (summative institutional-centered) Assessment OF Learning to measure for improvement not just accountability at the learner, course, program, and institutional levels.

Learning: We focus on student-centered and active learning in the traditional, blended, flipped, and fully online digital environments.

Design: We believe in a human-centered design thinking approach.

Lab:  Our lab is a Research & Develop and Think & Do Tank to serve the needs of educators working on real-world global problems.

Mission Statement: The ReAL Design Lab connects researchers, designers, educators,  and scholar-practitioners interested in studying, designing, and building digital learning ecosystems with an aim to maximize learning.