Roy Pea is the David Jacks professor of education and learning sciences at Stanford University, and founding Director of Stanford’s H-STAR Institute (Human Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research). Prior to teaching at Stanford, Pea was director of the Center for Technology and Learning at SRI International from 1996-2001, and dean of the School of Education and Social Policy and the John Evans Professor of Education and the Learning Sciences at Northwestern University from 1991-1996. Pea’s research has centered on how innovations in computing and communications technologies can influence learning, thinking, collaboration, and educational systems, and most recently has been focusing on bridging the sciences of informal and formal learning. He received his doctorate from Oxford University where he studied developmental psychology and psycholinguistics as a Rhodes Scholar. Pea is a co-editor of the new LEA volume Video Research in the Learning Sciences, and is a co-author of How People Learn: Mind, Brain, Experience and School. He is a co-founder and director of Teachscape.com and Kogeto.com.
Learning in Informal and Formal Environments