Jan Plass, Ph.D., has been selected as the speaker for the 2024 Cathey Simmons Humphreys Distinguished Lecture Series. The event will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. The event is open to the public at no charge, and you can register to attend at bit.ly/24humphreys. Plass’s lecture will focus on the role artificial intelligence may play in the future of education.
Plass is a professor at New York University, where he holds the Paulette Goddard Chair in Digital Media and Learning Sciences. He is the founding director of the CREATE Consortium for Research and Evaluation of Advanced Technology in Education and co-director of the Games for Learning Institute.
Plass draws from a broad range of fields, including cognitive science, learning sciences and computer science, and works to envision, design and study the future of learning with digital technologies, especially for underserved communities.
He is the author of over 120 journal articles, chapters and conference proceedings, has given more than 200 presentations, and is the lead editor of Cognitive Load Theory (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and of the Handbook of Game-based Learning (MIT Press, 2020).