Research

As a PhD student in Learning, Literacies, and Technologies, my research focus is on the intersection between learning sciences and educational technology. I study ways in which tools like digital media and educational technology can improve students self-efficacy in distributed learning environments and help students apply their knowledge in different contexts.

I am a research assistant at the Center for Science and the Imagination since 2016, where I work on several interdisciplinary projects that combine educational technology, digital media, transmedia, public participation in science, and learning sciences.

The projects I was involved in enabled me to work with diverse teams and explore different learning settings and spaces (virtual, in-school and out-school), contexts (e.g., informal education such as museums, K12 classrooms, higher ed), and technologies (e.g., games, intelligent tutoring systems).  I am currently working on the following NSF research projects, under the supervision of Dr. Ruth Wylie:

(1) Improving Student Help-Giving with Ubiquitous Collaboration Support Technology  / #1 7 3 6 1 0 3

(2) Increasing Learning and Efficacy about Emerging Technologies through Transmedia Engagement by the Public in Science-in-Society Activities / # 1 5 1 6 6 8 4