Allen  Munro

Allen Munro

Professor of Research Co-Director, Center for Cognitive Technology

PhD, University of California, San Diego

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munro@usc.eduPhone: 310 379 0844

Fax: 10 372 7788WPH CCT


Educational Psychology


Expert on computer simulations to enhance learning and the effects of technology on learning.

Allen Munro


Dr. Allen Munro serves as the Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Technology at USC’s Rossier School of Education. He designs computer-based-training authoring systems (e.g., Rivets and iRides) with an emphasis on the use of interactive graphical simulations and games for training and learning. These authoring systems are now being used to develop advanced learning environments, which can serve as controlled environments for studying complex adult learning and problem-solving.

He is a graduate of Stanford University and earned his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at the University of California, San Diego. Since 1981 he has been designing and developing tutor-development systems with an emphasis on interactive graphical simulations. His goal is to make graphical simulation and tutorial development so cost-effective that it will be practical to apply these technologies to a very wide range of learning objectives.

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