Dr. Scott McDonald is an Assistant Professor of Science Education at The Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. in Learning Technologies from the University of Michigan. His research in science education focuses on understanding the difference between expert and novice science teachers in terms of their ability to notice and interpret events in classroom practice, specifically the development of professional pedagogical vision in preservice science teachers through digital video analysis. His work is funded by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Early Career Research Fellowship.

He is also the Director of the Innovation Studio in the PSU College of Education, an initiative to develop digital pedagogies in higher education. His research in this area focuses on multi-channel technology-supported discourse in face-to-face classrooms.

He is currently co-teaching a course on Disruptive Technology with his colleague, Cole Camplese.

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