Academic Appointments


Honors & Awards


  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (2011)

Program Affiliations


  • Center for Latin American Studies

Professional Education


  • MSc, MIT Media Lab, Media Arts and Sciences (2002)
  • PhD, School of Education and Social Policy Northwestern University, Learning Sciences Education (2009)

2017-18 Courses


Stanford Advisees


All Publications


  • Interactive and scalable biology cloud experimentation for scientific inquiry and education NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY Hossain, Z., Bumbacher, E. W., Chung, A. M., Kim, H., Litton, C., Walter, A. D., Pradhan, S. N., Jona, K., Blikstein, P., Riedel-Kruse, I. H. 2016; 34 (12): 1293-1298

    View details for DOI 10.1038/nbt.3747

    View details for Web of Science ID 000390185300024

    View details for PubMedID 27926727

  • Towards a formal assessment of design literacy: Analyzing K-12 students' stance towards inquiry DESIGN STUDIES Christensen, K. S., Hjorth, M., Iversen, O. S., Blikstein, P. 2016; 46: 125-151
  • Using the Bifocal Modeling Framework to Resolve "Discrepant Events" Between Physical Experiments and Virtual Models in Biology JOURNAL OF SCIENCE EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY Blikstein, P., Fuhrmann, T., Salehi, S. 2016; 25 (4): 513-526
  • Flipping the Flipped Classroom: A Study of the Effectiveness of Video Lectures Versus Constructivist Exploration Using Tangible User Interfaces IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES Schneider, B., Blikstein, P. 2016; 9 (1): 5-17
  • Programming Pluralism: Using Learning Analytics to Detect Patterns in the Learning of Computer Programming JOURNAL OF THE LEARNING SCIENCES Blikstein, P., Worsley, M., Piech, C., Sahami, M., Cooper, S., Koller, D. 2014; 23 (4): 561-599
  • Preparing for Future Learning with a Tangible User Interface: The Case of Neuroscience IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES Schneider, B., Wallace, J., Blikstein, P., Pea, R. 2013; 6 (2): 117-129
  • Bifocal Modeling: Mixing Real and Virtual Labs for Advanced Science Learning 11th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC) Blikstein, P., Fuhrmann, T., Greene, D., Salehi, S. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2012: 296–299
  • Mechanix: An Interactive Display for Exploring Engineering Design through a Tangible Interface 5th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction Tseng, T., Bryant, C., Blikstein, P. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2011: 265–266
  • Osciloscopiando 5th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction Steinsapir, D., Blikstein, P. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2011: 411–412