Sam Abramovich is an assistant professor of education informatics in both the Department of Learning and Instruction and the Department of Library and Information Studies. His research centers on finding and understanding the learning opportunities presented by the intersection of education informatics and the learning sciences to help guide education improvement and reform. He also looks at educator interactions in large-scale online resource exchanges and how educational badges can increase motivation to learn.
Prior to earning a PhD in learning science and policy at the University of Pittsburgh, Abramovich was a researcher at Johns Hopkins University and a technology coordinator for the Rashi School in Newton, Mass. He is a recipient of an Edmund W. Gordon MacArthur Foundation/ETS Fellowship and was named a HASTAC Media Scholar. His research can be found in publications such as Computers & Education and Educational Technology Research & Development. He has presented at the World Wide Web Conference, Games Learning Society, PAX East and other conferences.
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