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Educational Opportunities for All

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Knowledge about the Science of Learning

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with Educators to Accelerate Improvement

Tim Nokes-Malach and research group


the Next Generation of Learning Researchers

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to Pitt, Pittsburgh, and the Well-being of our Region

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at Home and Abroad

LRDC Mission

Understanding learning. Improving education.

The Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) is dedicated to advancing knowledge about the science of learning and improving education practice and opportunities for all.

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Addressing Complex Challenges in Teaching & Learning...

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Our Research

Dr. Nokes-Malach and research group

Research Training

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Education Improvement

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Connections & Contributions

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Our Research Areas

Cognitive & Neural Foundations of Learning Developmental Processes & Outcomes Educational Opportunities, Equity, & Attainment Improvement Research in Education Informal & Life-long Learning Learning Technology Motivation & Engagement Reading & Language Reasoning, Decision Making, & Argumentation STEM connectivity icon




2022 Diversity Forum


Cultivating Inclusivity & Equity. Learn more:



2022 ICICLE Conference on Learning Engineering

Samberg Conference Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA.

July 26-28. This in-person conference will launch an exciting new book on learning engineering, the Learning Engineering Toolkit. This book will frame the themes of our interactive sessions through which participants will develop a shared understanding of the learning engineering process, core concepts, and breadth of applicability. Register for the conference here.



2022 AIED Workshop on Intelligent Textbooks

Durham, UK, Hybrid Event

Activities will be held both onsite and online between the 27th and 31st of July 2022.This workshop seeks research contributions addressing research questions related to the idea of intelligent textbooks. It aims at bringing together researchers working on different aspects of learning technologies to establish intelligent textbooks as a new, interdisciplinary research field.More information here.

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