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Director, Center for Technology in Learning
Barbara Means, Ph.D., is director of the Center for Technology in Learning at SRI International. She is an educational psychologist whose research focuses on ways in which technology can support students' learning of advanced skills and the revitalization of classrooms and schools.
Recently named as a fellow of the American Educational Research Association, Means is regarded as a leader in defining issues and approaches for evaluating the implementation and efficacy of technology-supported educational innovations. Currently, she leads SRI's evaluation work for the Next Generation Learning Challenge, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Her published works include the edited volumes Evaluating Educational Technology, Technology and Education Reform, and Teaching Advanced Skills to At-Risk Students, as well as the jointly authored volumes Using Technology Evaluation to Advance Student Learning, The Connected School, Comparative Studies of How People Think, and Learning Online, which was published in April 2014.
Means earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Stanford University and her Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Means was named an SRI Fellow in 2003.