Open guest lecture: "Designing a learning environment for geometry"

InterMedia research group is proud to announce an open, invited guest lecture by Professor Gerry Stahl from College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University, USA.

Professor Gerry Stahl, College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University, USA. Photo: private


How should one translate the classic-education approach of Euclid’s geometry into the contemporary vernacular of social networking, computer visualization and discourse-centered pedagogy? How should one design the technology, mathematics, resources and presentation to incorporate collaborative discourse, computer manipulation and hands-on experience to support deep learning of mathematical thinking? What design-based-research approach can be used to explore and assess collaborative learning of dynamic geometry? (Stahl, 2006, Ch. 6; 2009, Ch. 16; 2013, Ch. 1, 5, 6, 11)


•    Group Cognition (MIT Press, 2006)
•    Studying Virtual Math Teams (Springer, 2009)
•    Translating Euclid (Morgan & Claypool, 2013)


Short biography

Gerry Stahl conducts research in computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL). Gerry is editor-in-chief of the highly rated CSCL journal and the author of three famous books in the area of learning with ICT.

For the past decade, he has directed the Virtual Math Teams (VMT) Project at the Math Forum and the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University in Philadelphia. His three books and many other publications report on VMT and his theory of group cognition. Trained in twentieth-century German philosophy and computer science, he brings a multidisciplinary approach to theory, design and analysis of visionary collaborative learning environments. As founding editor-in-chief of the International Journal of CSCL, founding member of the International Society of the Learning Sciences and program chair of the CSCL 2002 and 2011 conferences, he has promoted the CSCL research field. For related publications, details and resources, see

Published Oct. 2, 2013 1:23 PM - Last modified Oct. 2, 2013 1:38 PM