Colin Conrad

Welcome to my site! I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Management in the Faculty of Management at Dalhousie University.

TLDR; I use data and brain science to improve information technology, especially EdTech.

Longer version: I am an interdisciplinary information technology scholar whose work draws from human-computer interaction,  neuroscience, education and data science. My recent work focuses on the use of electroencephalography (EEG), surveys, and machine learning to measure unconscious processes with the goal of improving information technologies. I am especially interested in education technology. I also do data science. You can find my faculty profile at the Dalhousie School of Information Management here and my Google Scholar profile here.

On this site can will find my blog posts, more information about my research, links to teaching resources, and information about how to get in touch with me.


Three tips on how to learn well during COVID-19, backed by brain science

If you are reading this, you are likely aware that most universities in Canada are transitioning to an online format for the Fall 2020 semester. This has presented many challenges for professors because teaching online is totally different! We are putting a lot of effort into learning how to teach effectively. However, in my many …

Technology Can Change Everything about the Business of Higher Ed (for the Better)

This post was originally featured in the Dalhousie Business Review on December 3rd, 2019. You can find the link to the original article here. In 2012, an article in The American Interest made waves heralding the “End of the University as We Know It”. In this article, the author predicted that half of the colleges and …