Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Professor Barry Fishman elected Fellow of the International Society of the Learning Sciences


Professor Barry Fishman was recently elected a Fellow of the International Society of Learning Sciences (ISLS). The honor is in recognition of his “substantial contributions to the learning sciences.”

The ISLS Fellows program has three main goals: to honor those who have made major research accomplishments in advancing the field of the learning sciences; to identify people who continue to take leadership roles in ISLS and serve as role models for others in the field; and to build a respected cohort of leaders who sustain the ISLS community, strengthen the organization, and advance its broader value and visibility.

Fishman is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor. His research focuses on video games as models for learning environments, teacher learning and the role of technology in supporting teacher learning, and the development of usable, scalable, and sustainable learning innovations through design-based implementation research. He is the co-creator of GradeCraft, a game-inspired learning management system.

Fishman was a long-serving associate editor of The Journal of the Learning Sciences. He was a co-author of the Obama Administration’s 2010 U.S. National Educational Technology Plan. In 2017, he was named the Michigan Association of State Universities “Distinguished Professor of the Year.” He was the 2001 recipient of the Jan Hawkins Award for Early Career Contributions to Humanistic Research and Scholarship in Learning Technologies from the American Educational Research Association.

Barry J. Fishman is Professor, School of Information; Professor, School of Education

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