David Williamson Shaffer

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David Williamson Shaffer
Wisconsin Center for Education Research
499 Educational Sciences Bldg.
1025 W. Johnson St.
Madison, WI 53706-1706

Phone: +1 608 890 3443
Email: dws at education dot wisc dot edu
Twitter: @DWShaffer
David Williamson Shaffer is the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Learning Sciences at the University of Wisconsin in the Department of Educational Psychology. He is also the Obel Professor of Learning Analytics at Aalborg University in Copenhagen, and a Data Philosopher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. Professor Shaffer studies how to develop and assess complex and collaborative thinking skills. He is the author of How Computer Games Help Children Learn and Quantitative Ethnography.

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This work was funded in part by the National Science Foundation (DRL-0918409, DRL-0946372, DRL-1247262, DRL-1418288, DRL-1661036, DRL-1713110, DUE-0919347, DUE-1225885, EEC-1232656, EEC-1340402, REC-0347000), the MacArthur Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The opinions, findings, and conclusions do not reflect the views of the funding agencies, cooperating institutions, or other individuals.