Associate Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he directs the Transformative Learning Technologies Lab.
Blikstein’s research focuses on how new technologies can deeply transform the learning of science, engineering, and mathematics.
He creates and researches cutting-edge educational technologies, such as computer modeling, robotics, digital fabrication, and rapid prototyping, creating hands-on learning environments in which children learn science and mathematics by building sophisticated projects and devices. He also focuses on the application of data-mining and machine learning for the assessment of hands-on, project-based learning.
Blikstein has spearheaded the FabLearn project, building advanced digital fabrication labs in middle and high schools in four continents. Paulo was also the Founder and Principal Investigator of the Lemann Center for Brazilian Education at Stanford, a 10-year initiative to transform public education in Brazil.
KEYNOTE (FabLearn Italy 2019)
Reinventing education: If we could start from scratch, how schools would look like in the 21st century?