The Network of Academic Programs in the Learning Sciences (NAPLeS) is a network of Ph.D. and Master’s programs in the Learning Sciences

NAPLeS is part of the educational mission of the International Society of the Learning Sciences. It was officially founded at the 2012 ICLS meeting. The overall mission of NAPLeS is to foster high quality Learning Sciences programs internationally through several mechanisms that support teaching and learning. As of June 2018, 37 universities with 60 different programs have joined NAPLeS.

For the programs, NAPLeS increases international visibility and opportunities for international collaborations with other Learning Sciences sites.

For scholars, NAPLeS supports the exchange of ideas in teaching and research. We have a well organized resource collection of texts, videos and learning activities for the design of introductory courses into the Learning Sciences. Here scholars are also able to explore the curricula and a collection of syllabi from other programs.

For students, NAPLeS helps building up an international network and benefiting from specific expertise in other programs as well as from visiting scholar opportunities and possible international supervision of their research.

Group shot of NAPLeS team 2012
Laying of the NAPLeS cornerstone at the initial meeting at ICLS 2012 in Sydney. Since then the growing number of NAPLeS members meet regularly every year at CSCL and ICLS.

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