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Dr. Steve Lonn supports initiatives within the office of Digital Education and Innovation and collaborators by providing learning analytics and other research expertise for digital programs, courseware, and other technology projects aimed at improving teaching and learning outcomes in higher education. Steve’s role includes working with partners to identify key research questions related to projects within the digital education ecosystem at U-M to help those partners incorporate emerging technologies and learning analytics into their teaching, learning, and research.
As assistant director of the Learning, Education & Design (LED) Lab, Steve leads and coordinates several research projects and grants aimed at providing a significant contribution to scholarship about learning and teaching in the emerging field of learning analytics by building an empirical evidentiary base of technology rich learning environments at U-M. He works with a variety of internal and external partners to identify needs, tools, and policies related to gathering, accessing, and analyzing data for educational data mining, visualization, and actionable purposes.
Steve received his Ph.D. in learning technologies from the University of Michigan in 2009, and has been a member of the LED Lab team since 2005. His research has spanned a variety of projects investigating the intersection of teaching and learning in higher education and innovative technologies; this work has been published in several scholarly journals including Computers and Education, the Internet and Higher Education, and Computers in Human Behavior. Steve’s contributions to the scholarship of digital education at U-M are emblematic of the impact that DEI fosters within the context of a world-class public research university.