Dr. Wiebe is a professor in the Department of STEM Education at NC State University and Senior Research Fellow at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. Dr. Wiebe works on many different facets of STEM education, including the design and evaluation of innovative uses of computing technologies in STEM instructional settings, the use of multimedia tools for teaching and learning, and student engagement and persistence in STEM career pathways. Specific research programs include the use of intelligent agents to support science learning in classrooms and basic research into how instructional technologies (including game-based learning environments) shape student engagement and learning. Since the integration of these technology tools are essential for their effective use, research is also being pursued at large scales, looking at how specific technologies influence teaching and learning at the classroom and school level and how schools and teachers can be supported to change practice in order to maximize the potential of these new technologies. Similarly, Dr. Wiebe is interested in how these innovative tools can be used in and outside of classrooms to enhance student interest in STEM learning and career opportunities.
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