Speaker: Sherry Hsi
April 11-14, 2007
San Francisco, California

Speakers: Biography

Sherry Hsi

Director of Research and Evaluation
Center for Learning and Teaching
3601 Lyon Street
San Francisco CA
94123 USA

Dr. Sherry Hsi is the Director of Research and Evaluation for the Center for Learning and Teaching at the Exploratorium. Her interests lie at the intersection of learning, design, and technology. Her research focuses on understanding how to design social contexts for science learning, facilitation, and deeper reflection mediated by new media, online environments, and networked technologies. At the Exploratorium, she conducts research and evaluation studies on new media projects, handhelds, science websites, nanotechnology education, digital libraries, and other informal science learning programs.

In 2003 and in 2005 she was awarded grants from the NSF National Science Digital Library program to create inquiry-based metadata and an exhibit-based learning and teaching digital library at the Exploratorium for use in afterschool settings and for educator professional development. In 2004, she won a MacArthur Foundation grant to explore digital-mediated learning among next generation youth. She is the co- author of the book, video, and CD-ROM Computers, Teachers, Peers: Science Learning Partners.

Dr. Hsi is on the editorial board for the International Journal of Science Education, and reviews for the Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering. She also serves on the board of champions for the National Girls Collaborative in STEM.

Sherry will present From Guerilla Methods to Structured Evaluations: Examples of formative web design from the Exploratorium's Evidence and Mind projects. [Paper]
Sherry will present Museum Images On-line: Meeting the Needs of Educators. [Mini-Workshop]
Sherry will present a close up look at Museums of San Francisco Tour [FULL]. [Close-Up]