Dr. Pamela Wisniewski, Director of the STIR Lab and iUX Academy

Educational Technologies

IT Education and Educational Technologies

  • Educational Technologies involves the integration of technology in education to enhance learning outcomes. Dr. Wisniewski and her students design, develop, and evaluate technologies that can be used to enhance learning outcomes. They also conduct research on how to improve the quality of Information Technology (IT) education.


  • Soni, N., Aloba, A., Morga, K., Wisniewski, P. , and Anthony, L. (2019) “A Framework of Touchscreen Interaction Design Recommendations for Children (TIDRC): Characterizing the Gap between Research Evidence and Design Practice,” In the 2019 ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC 2019) , Boise, ID.


  • Basavaraj, P., Badillo-Urquiola, K., Garibay, I. and Wisniewski, P. (2018) “A Tale of Two Majors: When Information Technology is Embedded within a Department of Computer Science,” In the Proceedings of the ACM Conference on IT Education/IT Research (SIGITE/RIIT 2018), Fort Lauderdale, FL.


  • Kang, B., LaViola, J.J., and Wisniewski, P.  (2017) “Examining Interaction Modality Effects toward Engagement in an Interactive Learning Environment,” In the Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2017), Tallinn, Estonia. (25% acceptance rate)
  • Kang, B., LaViola, J.J., and Wisniewski, P.  (2017) “Structured Input Improves Usability and Precision for Solving Geometry-based Algebraic Problems,” In the Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017), Denver, CO. (25% acceptance rate)
  • Talone, A., Basavaraj, P., and Wisniewski, P.  (2017) “Enhancing Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience Education through a Hybrid Approach to Experiential Learning,” In the Proceedings of the ACM Conference on IT Education/IT Research (SIGITE/RIIT 2017), Rochester, NY.


  • Zheng, S., Wisniewski, P., Rosson, M.B., and Carroll, J.M. (2016) “Ask the Instructors: Motivations and Challenges of Teaching Massive Open Online Courses” In the Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2016), San Francisco, CA. (25% acceptance rate)