Mark Guzdial

Professor

Biography

Mark Guzdial is a Professor in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Mark is a member of the GVU Center, the Cognitive Science program, and the EduTech Institute. He received his Ph.D. in education and computer science (a joint degree) at the University of Michigan in 1993, where he developed Emile, an environment for high school science learners programming multimedia demonstrations and physics simulations. He was the original developer of the CoWeb (or Swiki), which is now one of the most widely used Wiki engines in Universities around the world. He is the inventor of the Media Computation approach to learning introductory computing, which uses contextualized computing education to attract and retain students. Mark is the Director of the NSF-sponsored alliance to broaden participation in computing, "Georgia Computes!"

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