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Allison Heath Moore


Research Specialist

Institute for Software Integrated Systems



Allison Moore is a learning scientist who designs and conducts classroom-based studies with the Teachable Agents Group. She is a licensed teacher with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s in education from Vanderbilt. She combines her passion for learning with her business systems background to conduct research on problem-based learning and formative assessment in classroom settings, with a particular interest in uses of technology tools to scaffold teaching and learning. Current studies include combining human and system scaffolding to support self-regulated science learning [ECR Betty’s Brain-BROMP] and using the Betty’s Brain software to compare individual and collaborative learning on the Adaptive Scaffolding in Open-Ended Learning Environments project.

Allison has managed projects with the Learning Technology Center at Peabody and the LIFE Center at the University of Washington. Her work includes The Adventures of Jasper Woodbury, a video challenge-based mathematics problem solving series; STAR Legacy software to support inquiry-based learning; and Microsoft’s Partners in Learning initiative for technology-supported school change in 12 countries. She coordinated the six-year K-12 Learning Consortium grant to bring theory-based and research-tested uses of technology-enabled learning into practice. She also facilitated and staffed Vanderbilt’s participation in the Federation of American Scientists’ development of a national research agenda for technology-enabled learning, with participants in higher education, K-12 education, the gaming industry, and the military.