Learning, Design, and Technology @ Stanford | ✉️ firstname.lastname@example.org | https://www.linkedin.com/in/korental/
Hi, I'm Tal. I'm currently a student in the Learning, Design, and Technology (LDT) program at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Before coming to Stanford, I managed products, designed and developed innovative user interfaces, and invented a couple of patents along the way. I also volunteered as a private tutor for math and English. I hold a B.Sc. in computer science and cognitive science (magna cum laude) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
I came to Stanford in pursuit of my passion for understanding how people learn and my belief that education is a prime driving force for individual and social human development. I want to help design and build technologies that make learning more engaging, effective, and inspiring. This is a brief summary of what I did in one packed year at LDT. I'd love to chat at ✉️ email@example.com.
⬤ Designing Learning Technologies
⬤ Cognitive Science
⬤ Artificial Intelligence
⬤ STEM Education
Debriefly is my culminating LDT project. Its goal is to introduce debriefing — a highly effective learning strategy that is currently practiced only in a small number of settings — to new learning contexts. As part of this project, Debriefly was developed and tested as a prep tool for GRE math questions. Debriefly's users experience a facilitated debriefing process that helps them reflect on their solution process, identify causes of errors, and generate actionable insights that can enable them to perform better over time. A pre-test/post-test study and a survey indicate that Debriefly can improve students’ performance in the practiced subject matter as well as teach debriefing skills that learners perceive as useful and applicable to different learning contexts.
While at Stanford, I've interned with itrek — a nonprofit which organizes educational delegations of students from leading universities in the US, Canada, and Europe to Israel. itrek's mission is to build a greater understanding of and appreciation for Israel's richness and complexity among future leaders by allowing them to gain firsthand experience of Israel’s society, culture, politics, industry, academia, and more. During my internship, I worked with two partners to plan and organize a delegation of graduate students from various STEM programs at Stanford to Israel. We've worked hard to build a trip of a lifetime, and were super disappointed to have to cancel at the last minute due to COVID-19.