Learning Sciences Alums Iris Tabak, Josh Radinsky Named Journal Editors

Learning Sciences Alums Iris Tabak, Josh Radinsky Named Journal Editors

Iris Tabak

Learning Sciences alumni Iris Tabak (PhD99) of Ben Gurion University and Joshua Radinsky (PhD00) of the University of Illinois at Chicago were named the new editors of the widely respected Journal of the Learning Sciences.

The International Society for the Learning Sciences announced that the pair will take over stewardship of the journal beginning in January 2013. They are the first international team to lead the journal.

Journal of the Learning Sciences is a multidisciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion of research on education and learning. The journal has ranked in the top five of most-cited journals in education for the past five years.

A former president of the International Society of the Learning Sciences, Tabak is a senior lecturer in curriculum and instruction in the Education Department at Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva, Israel. She currently serves as an associate editor of Journal of the Learning Sciences and has served on the editorial board.

Tabak’s research focuses on mediated cognition as she examines how multiple resources interact as people analyze information for solving problems and accomplishing tasks. Her teaching includes the design and use of technology and gaming in education, and she is a cooperating partner in the Interactive Robotics Research Network.

Josh Radinsky
Radinsky is an associate professor in learning sciences and curriculum and instruction in the College of Education at UIC and is also a member of the Learning Sciences Research Institute. He served as program co-chair of the International Conference of the Learning Sciences in 2010.

Radinsky’s research and teaching focus on how people learn with graphic and geographic data, including history and science learning with tools such as geographic information systems.

By Marilyn Sherman
Last Modified: 9/4/12