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Program Director.

I direct the Learning, Design, and Technology Master's Program, a one-year master's program in the Stanford Graduate School of Education.

The LDT program "prepares professionals to design and evaluate educationally informed and empirically grounded learning environments, products, and programs that effectively employ emergent technologies in a variety of settings."

In the News: 

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Stanford education students invent new tools to support learning at all ages (2017)

Stanford GSE students create tools to enhance teaching and learning (2016)

Stanford students create apps to tackle learning challenges (2015)


I study the choices people make in learning about and using new digital tools, with a special interest in teachers as learners and the design process

Some research questions of particular interest include the roles of colleagues and digital tools in motivating and supporting teacher learning, and the design of digital tools that make a positive difference in the classroom context.

Featured Publications:

Krauskopf, K. & Forssell, K. (2018). When knowing is believing: A multi-trait analysis of self-reported TPCK. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 1-10. doi:10.1111/jcal.12253.

Forssell, K. (2016). Making Meaningful Advances: TPACK for Designers of Learning Tools. In M. C. Herring, P. Mishra, and M. J. Koehler (Eds.) Handbook of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) for Educators, Second Edition. New York: Routledge.


I teach about the process of designing effective tools and environments for teaching and learning in the Stanford Graduate School of Education.

As a learning experience designer, I am constantly refining the content and activities in my courses. Together with my students I explore the current trends in technology, empirical research, and conceptual frameworks. We apply these lenses to needs in real-world learning settings.

Karin Forssell

2018-2019 Courses:



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