Eric G. Poitras portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology

Research Summary

The research projects conducted in the Advanced Instructional Systems and Technologies (ASSIST) laboratory examine the role of technology-enhanced learning environments in tailoring instruction to the specific needs of different learners across several disciplines. These involve an interdisciplinary team, consisting of educational psychologists, computer scientists, instructors, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as domain experts.

Education

  • Ph.D Learning Sciences, Department of Educational Psychology, McGill University
  • M.A. Learning Sciences, Department of Educational Psychology, McGill University
  • B.A. Psychology, Ecole de Psychologie, Universite de Moncton

Biography

Eric Poitras is an Assistant Professor for Instructional Design and Educational Technology in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah. He graduated from McGill University, where he earned a graduate degree in the Learning Sciences and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Learning Environments Across Disciplines Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Research Partnership. His research aims to improve the adaptive capabilities of instructional systems and technologies designed as cognitive and metacognitive tools as a means to foster self-regulated learning. In particular, the capabilities of artificial intelligent systems to capture and analyze learner behaviors in order to deliver the most suitable instructional content.