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Barry Fishman

Barry Fishman

Arthur F Thurnau Professor, Professor of Education, School of Education and Professor of Information, School of Information Email: Phone: 734/647-8027
Office: School of Information/4435 North Quad Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: Yes Personal website


Areas of interest

I teach courses and conduct research on learning environments, with an emphasis on transformative teaching and learning enabled by technology. This includes video games.


AB in English and American Literature, Brown University

MS in Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University

PhD in Learning Sciences, Northwestern University



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

The honor is in recognition of his "substantial contributions to the learning sciences." 

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Digital badges in college admissions may not be far off but work remains

With work, digital credentials can usefully support diversity in higher education.

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