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About Me

I am the Vice-President of Learning Research and Design at Pearson where I lead a team of researchers and learning designers embedding what we know from learning science and assessment research into K-16 digital learning environments. I also maintain my own research agenda and this is a personal website mostly made so I have one place to reference presentations and publications.

My work centers on the design interactive technologies for learning and assessment, particularly the use of evidence from learner activity in games and simulations to understand what learners know and can do. I joke that I only work with things that have three letter acronyms starting with E: Evidence-Centered Design, Exploratory Data Analysis, and (dabbling in) Educational Data Mining. OK, that's not really a joke, but people laugh politely when I say it :-).

I have been fortunate enough to participate in some exciting simulation- and game-based assessment projects, including work with GlassLab developing SimCityEDU and Mars Generation One. I got to participate in the White House Game Jam. I am thankful for my mentors and collaborators, who can be identified by their status as my frequent co-authors.

Prior to joining Pearson, I provided research support to the Networking Academies at Cisco and was a school psychologist in a local school district in Arizona.  I have a Bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology from Hamilton College and received my Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at Arizona State University.

You can find me on:
Twitter: @KristenDiCerbo
Medium: https://medium.com/@KristenDiCerbo
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kristen-dicerbo-414138b