Profile of Alexander Repenning



Alexander Repenning is the Hasler Professor and Chair of Computer Science Education at the PH FHNW (School of Teacher Education at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland), is a computer science professor at the University of Colorado, a member of the Center for Lifelong Learning and Design at the University of Colorado and a founder of AgentSheets Inc. He is directing the Scalable Game Design Initiative at the University of Colorado. Repenning’s research interests include education, end-user programmable agents, and artificial intelligence. He has worked in research and development at Asea Brown Boveri, Xerox PARC, Apple Computer, and Hewlett Packard. Repenning is the creator of the AgentSheets & AgentCubes simulation and game computational thinking tools. He has offered game design workshops nationally as well as internationally in Europe and Japan. His work has received numerous awards including the Gold Medal from the mayor of Paris for “most innovative application in education of the World Wide Web”, and “best of the best innovators” by ACM. Repenning has been a Telluride Tech Festival honoree for contributions to computer science. Repenning is an advisor to the National Academy of Sciences, the European Commission, the National Science Foundation, The Japanese Ministry of Education and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).


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Prof. Dr. Alexander Repenning

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Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW
Pädagogische Hochschule
Institut Primarstufe


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Prof. Dr. Alexander Repenning

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