Welcome! I'm a PhD candidate in computer science at Cornell University, and I'm rethinking how computational thinking is taught. More specifically, I am developing an adaptive learning system that teaches problem-solving skills by having students program a robot. I'm interested in how the system can spark intrinsic motivation in students, support their mastery of computational concepts, increase their scientific and technological self-efficacy, and challenge them at an appropriate level. I evaluate my system in real-world settings, with the ultimate goal of optimizing it for learners in both classrooms and online courses.
If you would like to contact either me or my dog, we can be reached via courier pigeon at jproftcs.cornell.edu.