Rene F. Kizilcec
Online learning; education technology; educational data science; learning analytics; large-scale behavioral science interventions; massive open online courses (MOOCs)
Current Research Interest
Uses and consequences of technology in formal and informal learning environments (including college classes, online degree programs, mobile learning, professional development, MOOCs, and middle school and high school classrooms) and scalable interventions to broaden participation and reduce achievement gaps
Jacobs Foundation Research Fellow
Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Learning at Scale, Best Conference Paper Awards for “Towards Equal Opportunities in MOOCs: Affirmation Reduces Gender & Social-class Achievement Gaps in China” (2017); “How a Data-Driven Course Planning Tool Affects College Students’ GPA: Evidence from Two Field Experiments” (2018); and “Can a Diversity Statement Increase Diversity in MOOCs?” (2019)
Kizilcec, Rene F., Justin Reich, Michael Yeomans, Christoph Dann, Emma Brunskill, Glenn Lopez, Selen Turkay, Joseph Jay Williams, and Dustin Tingley. “Scaling Up Behavioral Science Interventions in Online Education.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 117, no. 26 (30 June 2020): 14900–14905.
Kizilcec, Rene F., Christos A. Makridis, and Katharine C. Sadowski. “Pandemic Response Policies’ Democratizing Effects on Online Learning.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 118, no. 11 (16 March 2021): e2026725118.