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Sasha Barab

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Sasha Barab is an Associate Professor in Instructional Systems Technology and Cognitive Science at Indiana University (see http://inkido.indiana.edu/barab). As a computer teacher in an urban high school, Dr. Barab had become interested in innovative uses of the computer both as an instructional tool and as an assessment device. His current work involves the design of rich learning environments, frequently with the aid of technology, that are designed to assist children in developing their own sense of purpose as individuals, as members of their communities, and as knowledgeable citizens of the world. His research has resulted of dozens of peer-reviewed articles, numerous chapters in edited books, and he is currently editor of a book exploring the topic of designing for online communities in the service of learning to appear in Cambridge University Press later this year. 

EXPERTISE

Situated Cognition, Design-Based Research, Online Communities of Practice, Play Spaces for Learning 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Barab, S. A. & Squire, K. D. (2004). Design-Based Research: Putting Our Stake in the Ground. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 13(1), 1-14.

Barab, S. A., Kling, R., & Gray, J. (2004). (Eds.). Designing for Virtual Communities in the Service of Learning. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press.

Barab, S. A., Schatz, S., Scheckler, R. (2004). Using Activity Theory to Conceptualize Online Community and Using Online Community to Conceptualize Activity Theory. Mind, Culture, & Activity, 11(1), 25-47.

Barab, S. A. & Squire, K. D. (2004). Design-Based Research: Putting Our Stake in the Ground. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 13(1), 1-14.

Barab, S. A., MaKinster, J., & Scheckler, R. (2003). Designing system dualities: Characterizing a web-supported teacher professional development community. Information Society 19(3), 237-256.

Barab, S. A. (2003). Designing for Virtual Communities in the Service of Learning. Information Society 19(3), 1-7.

Barab, S. A., & Plucker, J. A. (2002). Smart people or smart contexts? Cognition, ability, and talent development in an age of situated approaches to knowing and learning. Educational Psychologist, 37(3), 165-182.