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Barry Fishman

Barry Fishman

Arthur F Thurnau Professor, Professor of Education, School of Education, Professor of Information, School of Information and Professor in the Digital Studies Institute, College of Literature, Science, and the Art Email: Phone: 734/647-8027
Office: School of Information/4435 North Quad Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: Yes Personal website


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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



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Fishman: Going Gradeless Requires Both Addition and Subtraction

In a new piece for the Teachers Going Gradeless blog, Professor of Information Barry Fishman explores different approaches to “going gradeless” or “ungrading” in higher education.

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Barry Fishman pens new introduction to 50th anniversary edition of classic book on grading systems

UMSI Professor Barry Fishman is the author of a new introduction to the 50th anniversary edition of Wad-Ja-Get? The Grading Game in American Education.

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