of Education and Learning Sciences
Along with Jan Hawkins, joined Center Director Karen Sheingold and Bank Street President Richard R. Ruopp in 1981 to establish the first research center devoted to empirical studies on developmental, psychological and social issues in learning with microcomputers. Served as Research Scientist, Senior Research Scientist, and Associate Director for the last several years. Best known studies from this era include research on the cognitive effects and prerequisites of learning computer programming in the elementary to high school years.
Logo Programming and the Development of Planning and Problem-Solving Skills (with Jan Hawkins, Karen Sheingold and D. Midian Kurland)
Cognitive Effects and Prerequisites of Computer Programming (with D. Midian Kurland)
Project Inquire (with Jan Hawkins and Cornelia Brunner)
Cognitive Skills for an Information Age (which developed as Project IDEAInteractive Decision Envisioning Aide, with Jonathan Cohen and Cornelia Brunner)