Academic Appointments


Honors & Awards


  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (2011)

Professional Education


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

2016-17 Courses


Stanford Advisees


All Publications


  • 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 PROCEEDINGS OF IDC 2012: THE 11TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTERACTION DESIGN AND CHILDREN Blikstein, P., Fuhrmann, T., Greene, D., Salehi, S. 2012: 296-299
  • Bifocal Modeling: A Study on the Learning Outcomes of Comparing Physical and Computational Models Linked in Real Time ICMI '12: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ACM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MULTIMODAL INTERACTION Blikstein, P. 2012: 257-264
  • Modeling How Students Learn to Program SIGCSE 12: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 43RD ACM TECHNICAL SYMPOSIUM ON COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION Piech, C., Sahami, M., Koller, D., Cooper, S., Blikstein, P. 2011: 153-158
  • Mechanix: An Interactive Display for Exploring Engineering Design through a Tangible Interface TEI 2011: PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TANGIBLE EMBEDDED AND EMBODIED INTERACTION Tseng, T., Bryant, C., Blikstein, P. 2011: 265-266
  • Osciloscopiando TEI 2011: PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TANGIBLE EMBEDDED AND EMBODIED INTERACTION Steinsapir, D., Blikstein, P. 2011: 411-412