Barry Fishman is an Associate Professor of Learning Technologies in the University of Michigan School of Education and School of Information.  His research focuses on video games as model learning environments, the use of technology to support teacher learning, standards-based systemic school reform, and the role of educational leaders in fostering classroom-level reform involving technology.  He is a principal investigator in the Center for Highly Interactive Computing in Education, and served as an Associate Editor of The Journal of the Learning Sciences.

Barry’s current research is an NSF-funded experimental study of teacher learning in face-to-face and online conditions that examines the relationship between professional development modality and changes in teacher knowledge, practice, and student learning.  This research builds on prior research in professional development design, including the construction of an online professional development tool for use in curriculum-based reforms called Knowledge Networks On the Web (KNOW). 

Barry is the 2010 recipient of the Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize, the 2003 Pattishall Junior Faculty Research Award from the University of Michigan and was the 2001 recipient of the Jan Hawkins Award for Early Career Contributions to Humanistic Research and Scholarship in Learning Technologies. His work with the Center for Learning Technologies in Urban Schools was recognized with an Urban Impact Award from the Council of Great City Schools and as a Computerworld/Smithsonian Laureate. 

Barry received his A.B. from Brown University in English and American Literature in 1989, his M.S. from Indiana University in Instructional Systems Technology in 1992, and his Ph.D. in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University in 1996.

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