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Inaugural ISLS Fellows Named

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The International Society of the Learning Sciences is pleased to announce the creation of the ISLS Fellows program. An endeavor begun years ago by the Awards committee and approved by the Board of Directors, the ISLS Fellows program recognizes those who have made major contributions to the field of the Learning Sciences since its inception nearly three decades ago. These individuals are each highly accomplished scholars and community members who will continue to serve in critical roles for the society in the future through their continued leadership and mentorship activities. The formal announcement took place on June 22, 2017 at the 2017 Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) conference in Philadelphia, one of two biennial academic research conferences sponsored by ISLS. The next society conference is the International Conference of the Learning Sciences, to take place in London during June of 2018.

The inaugural cohort of fellows consists of 18 distinguished learning scientists who have served previously as elected presidents of the society, editors of the two flagship journals (Journal of the Learning Sciences and International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning), and founders of the field. New fellows will be named in subsequent years through a selection committee consisting of existing ISLS fellows.

The inaugural cohort of fellows include:

  • Pierre Dillenbourg - École Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Frank Fischer - Ludwig-Maximillians-Universitāt München (Germany)
  • Susan Goldman - University of Illinois, Chicago (USA)
  • Friedrich Hesse - Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (Germany)
  • Cindy Hmelo-Silver - Indiana University (USA)
  • Christopher Hoadley - New York University (USA)
  • Yasmin Kafai - University of Pennsylvania (USA)
  • Paul Kirschner - Open University of the Netherlands (Netherlands)
  • Janet Kolodner - Concord Consortium (USA)
  • Timothy Koschmann - Southern Illinois University (USA)
  • Eleni Kyza - Cyprus University of Technology (Cyprus)
  • Marcia C. Linn - University of California, Berkeley (USA)
  • Claire O’Malley - University of Nottingham (UK)
  • Roy Pea - Stanford University (USA)
  • Carolyn Rosé - Carnegie-Mellon University (USA)
  • Joshua Radinsky - University of Illinois, Chicago (USA)
  • Gerry Stahl - Drexel University (USA)
  • Iris Tabak - Ben Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)

Additionally, Naomi Miyake (1949-2015) (University of Tokyo) has been named an inaugural fellow in memoriam.

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