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Education Leader

David Gibson
David Gibson is the Education Leader for the Curtin Institute for Computation

David Gibson is Curtin University’s Director of Learning Futures and the UNESCO Chair of Data Science in Higher Education Learning and Teaching. Gibson’s research focuses on leadership and policy studies, games and simulations in education, learning analytics, complex systems analysis and the use of technology to personalize learning via cognitive modeling, design and implementation. He has over 90 publications on these topics. He is the creator of simSchool, a classroom flight simulator for preparing educators, and eFolio an online performance-based assessment system and provides vision and sponsorship for Curtin University’s Challenge, a mobile, game-based learning platform. He received his doctorate from the University of Vermont in 1999 based on a study of complex systems modeling of educational change.