Associate Director of Student Experience (OMSCS) and Senior Research Associate
Computer science education, online education, educational technology, AI in education
David Joyner is a Senior Research Associate and Associate Director of Student Experience in Georgia Tech's College of Computing. His research focuses on online education and learning at scale, especially as they intersect with for-credit offerings at the graduate and undergraduate levels. His emphasis is on designing learning experiences that leverage the opportunities of online learning to compensate for the loss of synchronous collocated class time. This includes leveraging artificial intelligence for student support and assignment evaluation, facilitating student communities in large online classes, and investigating strategies for maintainable and interactive presentation of online instructional material. As part of his work, Joyner teaches online versions of CS6460: Educational Technology, CS6750: Human-Computer Interaction, and CS1301: Introduction to Computing. Joyner has received several awards for his work in teaching online, including the 2016 College of Computing Lockheed Excellence in Teaching Award and the 2018 Center for Teaching & Learning Curriculum Innovation Award.