Jim Slotta



Jim Slotta is a Professor with the Department for Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning and the at OISE. Jim writes extensively about the interplay between technology, pedagogy, and community, and has lectured internationally.

Jim’s research interests include exploring technology-enhanced learning environments to investigate cognitive models of learning and instruction, developing a new pedagogical model called “Knowledge Community and Inquiry” (KCI), and the development of open source materials for learning the sciences. His research also explores STEAM Inquiry – pedagogy and practice.

Selected Publications:

  • Tissenbaum, M., & Slotta, J. (2019). Supporting classroom orchestration with real-time feedback: A role for teacher dashboards and real-time agents. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 14(3), 325-351.
  • Fong, C., & Slotta, J. D. (2018). Supporting communities of learners in the elementary classroom: The common knowledge learning environment. Instructional Science, 46(4), 533-561.
  • Slotta, J. D. (2010). Evolving the classrooms of the future: The interplay of pedagogy, technology and community. In K. Mäkitalo-Siegl, J. Zottmann, F. Kaplan, & F. Fischer (Eds.), Classroom of the future: Orchestrating collaborative spaces (pp. 215-242). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense.
  • Slotta, J. D. & Linn, M. C. (2009). WISE science: Inquiry and the Internet in the science classroom. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
  • Berge, O. and Slotta, J. D. (2007). Learning Technology Standards and Inquiry-Based Learning. In A. Koohang & K. Harman (Eds.), Principles and practices of the effective use of learning objects (pp. 327-358). Santa Rosa, CA: Informing Science Press.