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Rachel Van Campenhout, Ed.D.

Rachel Van Campenhout, Ed.D.

Rachel Van Campenhout, Ed.D, holds a bachelor of arts in philosophy and English from Duquesne University, a master of arts in digital publishing and writing from Emerson College, and a doctorate of education in instructional technology and leadership from Duquesne University. Starting as a learning engineer at Acrobatiq, Dr. Van Campenhout now leads the scholarly research and publication efforts of the VitalSource research and development team, covering topics that includes the doer effect, automatic question generation, adaptive learning, and instructor implementation. Dr. Van Campenhout is the representative member for the Adaptive Learning Consortium and serves on the board for the International Conference on Adaptive Instructional Systems. Dr. Van Campenhout is also an active member of the IEEE IC Industry Consortium on Learning Engineering and has published papers on learning engineering and ethics in educational technology. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, painting, woodworking projects, and spending time in nature.

Recent Posts from Rachel Van Campenhout, Ed.D.

Learning Science

Can AI create effective learning tools for students?

October 3, 2023 • 3 minute read

Can AI create effective learning tools for students? Emerging research says yes.

Learning Science

The Practical Effects of Maximizing Learning by Doing

April 19, 2022 • 2 minute read

If I were to ask most educators, instructional designers, and even students, nearly everyone would agree that yes, doing practice while you study is a good thing. Formative...

Learning Science

Iterative Improvement—A Commitment through Research

October 27, 2021 • 2 minute read

Oftentimes, research papers aim to be groundbreaking or to show significant positive findings. While these studies often push forward what is known in the learning sciences, these...

Learning Science

Helping Students with Adaptivity

March 2, 2021 • 2 minute read

My colleague Benny Johnson and I recently presented a paper for a special session on Adaptive Instructional Systems during the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer...


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