CERTI: Center for Educational Research & Technological Innovation
Creating learning through technology.
The Center for Educational Research and Technological Innovation (CERTI) at Chesapeake Bay Academy (CBA) was established in January 2021 to study the impact of a wide-range of technology-based interventions and strategies utilized at CBA, both before and during the pandemic.
To develop, evaluate, and disseminate new programs and practices utilizing innovative, learner-centered technology in partnership with institutions of higher education and in collaboration with the K-12 community.
CERTI will be globally recognized as a community-oriented, collaborative leader in educational research and technological innovation.
Meet Dr. Shantanu Tilak, Director
Dr. Tilak completed his PhD in Educational Psychology at The Ohio State University, with his work focusing on how to synergize informal Internet-influenced learning and formal learning in classroom environments to allow students at varied ages (from elementary schoolers to lifelong learners) to acquire the skills for critical Internet navigation. At CERTI, Dr. Tilak’s research focuses on how neurodiverse students use information technologies to construct new knowledge and project-based artefacts at the collaborative and individual level.