Prof. Alyssa Wise
Director, NYU Learning Analytics Research Network (NYU-LEARN)
Professor of Learning Sciences & Educational Technology
New York University
Dr Alyssa Wise is Associate Professor of Learning Sciences and Educational Technology at New York University and the Director of LEARN, NYU’s pioneering university-wide Learning Analytics Research Network. She holds a Ph.D. in Learning Sciences and an M.S. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University as well as a B.S. in Chemistry from Yale University. Dr Wise’s research is situated at the intersection of learning and educational data sciences, focusing on the design of innovative analytics systems that are theoretically grounded, computationally robust, and pedagogically useful for informing teaching and learning. Drawing on almost twenty years of experience designing educational tools and developing methods and metrics to evaluate learning, she examines how we can best use the data generated through online activity to enhance students’ learning experiences. Dr Wise serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Learning Analytics, is a Co-Editor of the Handbook of Learning Analytics and has produced numerous high-impact publications on the identification and application of useful traces of learning to inform educational decision-making.