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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

I am fascinated by interactions between learners and the technologies that surround them. My current interests include maker space education, teacher technology adoption, and parenting in a digital world. 

Featured Publications:

Bowen, K., Forssell, K. S., & Rosier, S. (2020). Theories of Change in Learning Experience (LX) Design. In Learner and User Experience Research: An Introduction for the Field of Learning Design & Technology.

Forssell, K. (2019, August 13). How Effective Is Your Edtech Tool? Five Questions to Ask. Edtech Marketplace Today Blog Series at

Forssell, K. (2019). CHM Learning Lab: A Special Place for Learning About Learning. The Computer History Museum CORE Magazine.

Krauskopf, K. & Forssell, K. (2018). When knowing is believing: A multi-trait analysis of self-reported TPCK. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning.

Forssell, K. (2016). Making Meaningful Advances: TPACK for Designers of Learning Tools. In Handbook of technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) for educators


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

2020-2021 Courses:

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