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LDT Student Portfolios

Lauren Beaton
Beaton, Lauren
Class: 2019
Areas of Interest: STEAM Education, Informal Learning, Educational & Cognitive Neuroscience, Collaborative Learning, 21st-Century Skills, Mindfulness, Growth Mindset, Early Childhood Education, Museum Education, Data Visualization, Women in STEM, User Experience Research/Design, Creative Agency, Maker Movement, Graphic Design, Design Thinking
Caldwell, Sara
Class: 2019
Areas of Interest: Educational Technology, User Experience, Adoption of New Technologies, Educational Equity and Access, Curriculum Development, Teacher Preparedness/Training
Kenneth Fernandez
Fernandez, Kenneth
Class: 2019
Areas of Interest: Product design, children's media, educational equity and access, human-centered design, participatory design, user experience design, graphic design, data visualization, visual storytelling
Graber, Brian
Class: 2019
Areas of Interest: Language Acquisition & Assessment, Educational Lingusitics, Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, VR, Military Culture, Military Intelligence, National Security
Jiayu (Joyce) He
He, Jiayu (Joyce)
Class: 2019
Areas of Interest: Adult Learning, Life-long Learning, Personalized Learning, Adaptive Scaffolding, Neuroscience, Human-computer Interaction, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Social-Emotional Learning, Teacher Training, Educational Equity and Access, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Mindfulness
Diego Sierra Huertas
Huertas, Diego Sierra
Class: 2019
Areas of Interest: Equity, Higher Education, Digital Transformation, Institutional Effectiveness, Artificial Intelligence, Learning Analytics, Social Networks, Government innovation, Media Literacy and Democracy, Crosscultural learning, Design-based research.
Isabel Huff
Huff, Isabel
Class: 2019
Areas of Interest: STEM/STEAM education, storytelling, identity, family learning and connection, design thinking, teacher education, 21st century skills, transmedia curricula, media literacy and digital citizenship
Rundong (Andy) Jiang
Jiang, Rundong (Andy)
Class: 2019
Areas of Interest: Educational Technology, Music Education, Serious Games, Science Museums, Informal Learning Environments, User Experience Research, Design Thinking, Artful Design, Entrepreneurship in Education, College Readiness, Engineering Education
Tianxing Ma
Ma, Tianxing
Class: 2019
Areas of Interest: STEAM Education, Women in STEM, Teacher Training, Social and Emotional Learning and Wellbeing, lnformal Learning Environments, Learning Analytics, Creative Collaboration, Digital Media Literacy, Personalized Learning, Life-Long Learning, Storytelling
Eszter Mészáros
Mészáros, Eszter
Class: 2019
Areas of Interest: Early Childhood Education, Language and Mind, Language Acquisition, Cross-generational Communication, Speech Recognition, Social-emotional Learning, Community based learning, Education Technology, Mental Health
Melody Pak
Pak, Melody
Class: 2019
Areas of Interest: Educational Technology, Adoption of New Technologies, Product Design, Women in the Workplace, Professional Learning and Development
Emily Elizabeth Rapada
Rapada, Emily Elizabeth
Class: 2019
Areas of Interest: User Experience Design, Product Design, User Research, Human-Centered Design, Design Thinking, STEM Education, Arts Education, Social Emotional Learning, Identity Development, Special Education, Mental Health, Education Equity and Access, Sports Education
Elena Semeyko
Semeyko, Elena
Class: 2019
Areas of Interest: Personal Learning Assistants, AI and data ownership in Education, Learning Analytics, lifelong learning mindset, adult education, parents as learning partners, student-centered learning environments, learning behavior across cultures, knowledge sharing culture at workplace, disruptions in K-12 and Higher Ed
Irina Sthapit
Sthapit, Irina
Class: 2019
Areas of Interest: Women in STEM, Education Technology, Learning in Informal settings, Design Thinking, User Experience Design, Experiential Learning, Curriculum Design, Makerspaces, Wearable Technologies, Robotics, Storytelling, Mindfulness
Yuqi Yao
Yao, Yuqi
Class: 2019
Areas of Interest: User Research, User Experience Design, Emerging Technology, STEAM Education, Parental Involvement, Social Emotional Learning, Mental Health, Depression, Universal Design, Early Childhood Education, Informal Learning, Toy&Game Design, Digital Art, Education Equity and Access,
Luyi Zhang
Zhang, Luyi
Class: 2019
Areas of Interest: Adult Learning, Serious Games, Criminal Justice Reform, Social Emotional Learning, Intersectionality, Politics and Media, Critical Theory, Advocacy
Stephanie Zhang
Zhang, Stephanie
Class: 2019
Areas of Interest: Growth mindset interventions, Computational thinking, Augmented Reality, STEAM Education, Cognitive Neuroscience, Design-based research, 21st century skills, Learning analytics, Natural Language Processing
De-Eknamkul, Ning
Class: 2018
Master's Project: PaperHat
Areas of Interest: Systems design, Wayfinding, Purpose Learning, Learner Agency, Experiential Learning, Diversity, Intercultural Education, Product Development, Life Design, Authentic Learning Experiences
Forshaw, Tessa
Class: 2018
Master's Project: PeopleMap
Areas of Interest: Future of Work, Workforce Reskilling, Artificial Intelligence for Learning, AR/VR for Learning, Design Thinking, Tech4Good, Learning and Talent Development Strategy, Corporate Social Responsibility, Philanthropy, Social Ventures, Social Investing, Organizational Behavior, Change and Culture
Garcia, Diego
Class: 2018
Master's Project: Connect
Areas of Interest: Career Pathways, Diversity and Inclusion, Social Emotional Learning, User Experience, Design Research, Evaluation
Hua, Wenyan
Class: 2018
Master's Project: Magnote
Areas of Interest: Educational Technology, Financial/Digital/Media Literacy, Entrepreneurship Education, VR/AR, UX/UI, Human-centered Design
Liu, Yuxi
Class: 2018
Master's Project: PeerHouse
Areas of Interest: Educational Technology, Educational Equity and Access, Early Childhood Education, Human-Centered Design, Social Emotional Learning, User Experience
Macedo, Livia
Class: 2018
Master's Project: Diverso
Areas of Interest: Technology in Education, Constructionism, Teacher Trainning, Technology equity in education, Curriculum Design, Human-Centered Design
Bethanie Maples
Maples, Bethanie
Class: 2018
Master's Project: PeopleMap
Areas of Interest: Product Design, Natural Language Processing, Enterprise Tech, Project Management, Data Visualization, Data analytics, storytelling, Team leadership/people management, Analyst Relations, Public Relations, Artificial Intelligence, intelligence augmentation, distributed learning, Human-Computer Interfaces, science fiction, extreme sports, wearable technologies, learning technologies, VR, AR, learning environments, bio-hacking, virtual reality, augmented reality
McCabe, Andrew
Class: 2018
Master's Project: Diverso
Areas of Interest: Civic Education, Civic Engagement, Joint Media Engagement, Human Computer Interaction, Community based participatory research, Social emotional learning
Mongkhonvanit, Kritphong
Class: 2018
Master's Project: Foo
Areas of Interest: Educational Technology, Digital Literacy, Computer Science Education, MOOC, AR, VR, AI
Rivera, Eileen
Class: 2018
Master's Project: Electristitch
Areas of Interest: Metacognition, Maker Technologies, Learner Agency, Educational Equity and Access, UX Research
Rizwan, Aymen
Class: 2018
Master's Project: Basheer
Areas of Interest: Educational Technology, Educational Equity and Access, Human Computer Interaction, UI/UX, Product Design
Rong, Feixiao
Class: 2018
Master's Project: Project Faye
Areas of Interest: Informal Learning in Museums; Curatorial Design; Online Learning; Educational Technology; Educational Activity/Game Design; Contrastive Linguistics; Machine Translation
Rosas, Sergio
Class: 2018
Master's Project: PeopleMap
Areas of Interest: Workforce & Talent Development in Tech, STEM Career Pathways, Diversity & Inclusion, Partnership Development, Education Technology, Online Learning, Experiential & Work-Based Learning, Design Thinking, Human Center Design, User Experience
Julia Rubin
Rubin, Julia
Class: 2018
Master's Project: Carlo
Areas of Interest: Learning Sciences, Literacy, Educational Equity, Curriculum and Instructional Design, Teacher Education, Technology in the Classroom, Informal Learning, Collaboration in Makerspaces
Salvatierra, Diego
Class: 2018
Master's Project: Peloton
Areas of Interest: International education, MOOCs, Educational Equity & Access, Foreign language learning, Social Emotional Learning, Project-Based Learning, Experiential Education
Shelar, Swati
Class: 2018
Master's Project: Baatein
Areas of Interest: Product Design for Learning tools, Technology in Education, Social Emotional Learning, Mental Health, Early childhood education, Gender equity, Design research, Systems design, Play based learning
Shroff, Aashna
Class: 2018
Master's Project: domino
Areas of Interest: Technology in Education, International Education, Education and Equity, Constructionism, Diversity in STEM, Artificial Intelligence and Education
Slote, Nina
Class: 2018
Master's Project: Peloton
Areas of Interest: Educational Equity, STEM Learning, Design Thinking, User Experience, Curriculum Design, Human-Centered Design, Urban School Reform, Environmental Education, Language Acquisition
Woerthmueller, Cecilia
Class: 2018
Master's Project: PaperHat
Areas of Interest: What: Workforce (Re/Up-)skilling, Talent Development, 21st century literacies (e.g., information, technology, data, financial), Access to Education, Education in Refugee Camps, Poverty Reduction, Learning Agility and Ownership, Learning to Learn How: Personalized Learning, Adaptive Learning Technologies, Machine Learning for Education, Inquiry-based Learning, Blended Learning Environments (virtual, augmented, physical)
Azhar, Ali
Class: 2017
Master's Project: Simurg
Areas of Interest: Entrepreneurship, Educational Technologies, Business model innovation in education, storytelling, AR/VR, Equity and Access in Education, International Education, Early Childhood Education, Design Thinking
Campos, Fabio
Class: 2017
Master's Project: MyHood
Areas of Interest: Learning Sciences, Creativity, Digital Media / Media Making in Education. Affordable solutions for low income urban communities. Curriculum design. Gamification. Digital citizenship and identity. Education nonprofits.
Chan, Monica
Class: 2017
Master's Project: Comrade Companion
Areas of Interest: Makerspaces, Learning Technologies, STEM Education, Constructionist methods, Middle school education, Technology equity in education, Curriculum design, Game design, Human-centered design, Entrepreneurship
Renata Chilvarquer Citron
Chilvarquer Citron, Renata
Class: 2017
Master's Project: Leap
Areas of Interest: Educational equity, Edtech, Social-Emotional Learning, Curriculum Design, Teacher Education, Scalable educational solutions, entrepreneurship education
Doshi, Sonia
Class: 2017
Master's Project: Huddle
Areas of Interest: Informal Learning, Gameful Design, UI/UX Design, Social-Emotional Learning, Online Learning, Equity, Accessibility, Experiential Learning
Franklin, Adam
Class: 2017
Master's Project: Belief Map
Areas of Interest: Instructional Design, Digital Literacy, Historical Inquiry, Discussion/Debate for Citizenship, Teacher Development, Experiential Learning, Human-centered Design, Research Methods in MS/HS
Leiny Garcia
Garcia, Leiny
Class: 2017
Master's Project: MyHood
Areas of Interest: STEAM learning, Design Thinking Process, Informal education, Educational and Digital Equity, Urban Public Schooling, K-12 Eduation, Human-centered Design, Learning through Play.
Henderson, Dakin
Class: 2017
Master's Project: Belief Map
Areas of Interest: Educational filmmaking, multimedia design, science curriculum development, science journalism, NGSS science practices and cross-cutting concepts, reproducibility in science
Hoffman, Aliza
Class: 2017
Master's Project: Candid
Areas of Interest: Instructional design, content strategy, health education, educational equity, design thinking, mindset and behavior change, innovative school models, blended learning
Hojjat, Kimiya
Class: 2017
Master's Project: Candid
Areas of Interest: STEAM education, Creativity, Makerspaces, Design Thinking, Comprehensive K-12 Sexual Health Education, Student Agency, Interdisciplinary Learning, Exhibit + Museum Design, UX Research + Design, Human-Centered Design.
Kaopuiki, Jana
Class: 2017
Master's Project: aniani
Areas of Interest: Character Education, Place and Culture-Based Education, Informal Learning Opportunities, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Curriculum Design, Social Entrepreneurship
Lin, Anita
Class: 2017
Master's Project: Metaspace
Areas of Interest: Instructional Design, Educational Technologies, STEM education, Equity in education, Social-Emotional Learning, Teacher Training and Professional Development, Evaluation of Technology in Schools
Nagashima, Tomohiro
Class: 2017
Master's Project: Kajitory
Areas of Interest: Open education, Open educational resources (OER), Online learning, MOOC, Instructional design, Learning analytics, Learning science, Teacher development, Copyright in education
Slaton, James
Class: 2017
Master's Project: Level Up Language Games
Areas of Interest: Second Languge Acquisition, Computer and Mobile Assisted Language Learning, Language Instruction and Technology, Online Learning, Task-based and Project-based Language Teaching, Curriculum Design, Entrepreneurship
Sussman, Maya
Class: 2017
Master's Project: Práctica
Areas of Interest: Educational equity/accessibility, language learning, bilingual education, exhibition design/museum learning, arts education, instructional/curriculum design
Sutherland, Sean
Class: 2017
Master's Project: Kandodis
Areas of Interest: College readiness and test prep, corporate training and professional development, entrepreneurship and innovation, venture capital, educational consulting, EdTech, adaptive learning, higher education, online learning, supplemental education, music technology and education.
Qandeel Tariq
Tariq, Qandeel
Class: 2017
Master's Project: Metaspace
Areas of Interest: Learning Analytics, Adaptive Learning, Online Learning, Data Science in Education, Education policy in developing countries, Affordable tech solutions for low income areas, Education nonprofits, Access to education
Xiao, Wendy
Class: 2017
Master's Project: PetMe
Areas of Interest: Curriculum Design, Experiential Learning, Learning Environments, Social-Emotional Learning, Educational Neuroscience, Design Thinking, Special Education
Yu, Jongwon (Alice)
Class: 2017
Master's Project: PetMe
Areas of Interest: Educational Technologies, Social-Emotional Learning, Curriculum Design, Early Childhood Education, Media Literacy
Barker, Alexander
Class: 2016
Master's Project: SuperGenerational
Areas of Interest: Intergenerational learning, teaching/learning through architecture and other design based project based learning, participatory design, charter schools and new school models, and improving our abilities to give and receive good feedback.
Campasano, Marc
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Math Caper
Areas of Interest: Early childhood and elementary school learning, math comprehension, language learning, educational games, educational media, children's entertainment, storytelling to kids.
Chesley, Erica
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Metacognizant
Areas of Interest: Progressive education, Formative assessment, Inquiry-based learning, Learning by teaching, Metacognition, Purposeful play, Differentiation, Teacher development, Social justice, Math education.
Cohen, Yael
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Vibe
Areas of Interest: Data driven Education, Data Science, Socio-emotional learning, Motivation, Maker movements, Wearables and Physical Computing.
Colgan, Corinne
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Curativity
Areas of Interest: Informal learning environments, museum education and experience design, media production, arts education, digital storytelling, children's media, content development.
Coltrera, Colin
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Peak
Areas of Interest: Adult education, professional development, design thinking, communities of practice, metacognition, motivation, behavior change, health education, language learning.
Cuellar, Ana
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Peak
Areas of Interest: Adult learning, corporate learning strategy, millennials in the workplace, user-centered design, user experience.
Goochee, Lisa
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Vibe
Areas of Interest: Project-based Learning, Experiential Learning, International Education, Social-emotional Learning, Maker Education, Compassion in Education.
Hopkins, Jessie
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Anybuddy
Areas of Interest: Media literacy, socio-emotional learning, learning through play, narrative design, sex education, adolescent psychology, interactive design.
Hyder, Syed Omair
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Ur-Do
Areas of Interest: Mobile Tech, Education, EduTech, Learning Design, Cellular Value Added Services, Learning Interventions, Startups, Interactive, Animated Productions, Public Service Messaging.
Iwasaki, Saya
Class: 2016
Master's Project: inHabit
Areas of Interest: Culture and multilingualism for diversity in education, designing progressive school models, UI/UX design, early childhood education, capacity building of teachers in developing economies, exploring creativity and arts, community building.
Jan, Matej
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Pixel Art Academy
Areas of Interest: Learning through video games and online resources.
Jiang, Mingming
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Releaf
Areas of Interest: Learning experience design, curriculum design, project-based learning, behavior design, creative problem-solving, design thinking, entrepreneurship, social innovation, self-identity, motivation.
Kaggen, Lisa
Class: 2016
Master's Project: inHabit
Areas of Interest: Art-science integration, metacognition, social identity, space & exhibit design, neuroscience education, data literacy, adult learning.
Kyauk, Edric
Class: 2016
Master's Project: AskBetter
Areas of Interest: Educational access, growth mindset, low-income and minority education, technology, games.
James Leo
Leo, James
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Co-Learn Club
Areas of Interest: Learning science and tech, non-formal learning experiences, cloud-powered schools, unbundling education, alt. pathways, learning networks, SEL, personalization, health & fitness, animal rescue, kids and puppies.
Li, Sherry
Class: 2016
Master's Project: MathBuddy
Areas of Interest: K-12 STEM, early learning, educational equity, teacher development, game design, curriculum design, grit, emerging technologies in education.
Longo, Lucas
Class: 2016
Master's Project: SuperGenerational
Areas of Interest: Hybrid courses, flipping classrooms, mobile development, professional development.
Pereira, Camila
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Tinker.Me
Areas of Interest: Early childhood development, Behavior change, Social impact Entrepreneurship.
Radeva, Anastassia
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Curativity
Areas of Interest: Urban education, teaching/working with English Language Learners, hands-on learning, early childhood education, social-emotional learning, informal learning environments (gardens, zoos, museums!), play in and out of school.
Reynolds, Ashlee
Class: 2016
Master's Project: me+
Areas of Interest: Organizational Leadership, Learning how to work collaboratively, Transition Periods, Game Design, D.Thinking applied to Personal Development, Storytelling as a way of teaching.
Rosales, Rhonda
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Tinker.Me
Areas of Interest: user-centered design; mobile technologies; inquiry-based learning; STEM education – especially for girls; digital storytelling
Thiessen, Reuben
Class: 2016
Master's Project: AskBetter
Areas of Interest: Personalized learning, EdTech, blended learning, teacher development, design thinking, data analysis, STEM education, CS education, online learning, affordable private schools (APS), low-fee independent schools, learning analytics.
Ainslie, Alex
Class: 2015
Master's Project: Learn Colors: Repetition in Context
Areas of Interest: early numeracy, procedural literacy, inquiry-based learning
Chen, Vivian
Class: 2015
Master's Project: Duo Doodle: Drawing Children Together
Areas of Interest: K-12 STEM; social-emotional learning; early literacy and numeracy; culture, race, and ethnicity; curriculum construction; informal contexts; data-driven design
Dunham, Mike
Class: 2015
Master's Project: Polymath: Preschool counting you can feel
Areas of Interest: personalized learning, innovative school models, educational equity, math education, edtech, blended learning, teacher development, design thinking, data analysis
Duprat, Mariana Anachoreta
Class: 2015
Master's Project: Superherolympics: Unleashing the superpowers hidden inside all of us
Areas of Interest: interaction design, education, product design, graphic design, user experience, educational toys, game theory, informal education, science museums, technology, user interface, communication tools
Fang, Alice
Class: 2015
Master's Project: Folktale: Connecting kids and their far-away folks
Areas of Interest: user experience, equity in education, play, STEAM, learning in informal settings
Gorden, Angela
Class: 2015
Master's Project: Domain Change: Career transition for creatives
Areas of Interest: user research, qualitative research, narrative, information design, workflows, usability testing, curriculum design, user experience design, content development
Harris, Jesse
Class: 2015
Master's Project: ToGetThere: Empowering teachers and students for group work success
Areas of Interest: adult learning; corporate training & development; anthropology of education; Deaf culture and sign languages; adaptive and assistive technologies; computer-mediated identity; needs analysis; user experience design; user testing & analysis
Huang, Jessica
Class: 2015
Master's Project: Beyond Boxes: Integrating learning opportunities into supply deliveries and rethinking relief
Areas of Interest: building creative capacity, school-community collaboration, STEM learning, global sustainable and equitable development
Karis, Michaela
Class: 2015
Master's Project: NatureQuest: Adventure Awaits
Areas of Interest: informal learning environments, narrative as a learning tool, immersive environments, museum education, game design, theater and performance, family-centered learning
McDevitt, Sarah
Class: 2015
Master's Project: mindfulK12: Mindfulness in the classroom
Areas of Interest: problem-solving skills and self-confidence in approaching novel challenges, combatting the effects of stressful home/community environments on students' ability to learn in school, grit and persistence in math and computer science education, organizational leadership and strategic decision-making.
Moulton, Ashley
Class: 2015
Master's Project: Nomster Chef: Cook. Learn. Grow.
Areas of Interest: children's media production, curriculum and content development, early childhood education, interaction design, designing for children, informal learning, free play and creativity, childhood nutrition, arts education
Nguyen, Kevin M.A.
Class: 2015
Master's Project: The 2 Shop: Intelligence on military to civilian careers
Areas of Interest: user research, user experience design, human-computer interaction, career & technical education, professional development, practical skill building
Pickel, Laura
Class: 2015
Master's Project: ToGetThere: Empowering teachers and students for group work success
Areas of Interest: K-12 education, high school math curriculum, experiential education, educational technologies
Quintanilla, Bryan
Class: 2015
Master's Project: Naptitude: Feed your curiosity
Areas of Interest: museum exhibit design, cooking and education, education and the maker movement, outdoor education, art and education - esp. photography
Raz, Ariel
Class: 2015
Master's Project: iCanGo: Customized stories in a snap
Areas of Interest: educational games, designing learning spaces, math education, project-based learning, special education, film, design thinking
Shime, Pamela
Class: 2015
Master's Project: Mastery: An immersive game teaching players to overcome trauma through an exciting odyssey
Areas of Interest: Innovative user-centered design of interactive technology for education, including gaming, mobile technologies, & virtual and immersive realities; the intersection of neuroscience, education, & neuro-tech, including neuro-gaming; designing technologies that identify and empower children living with trauma & toxic stress & support their teachers in doing the same; teaching & curriculum; creative uses of theater & performance in education; social entrepreneurship.
Streeter, Mikala
Class: 2015
Master's Project: CodeTalk Revisited: Getting computer science students to talk in class
Areas of Interest: CS education, teacher education, online learning communities
Trudeau, Seth
Class: 2015
Master's Project: Superherolympics: Unleashing the superpowers hidden inside all of us
Areas of Interest: education in international development, mobile web, learning analytics, learning by doing
Tutiyaphuengprasert, Nalin
Class: 2015
Master's Project: FilmMe: Make-your-own-story home literacy experience for young children
Areas of Interest: informal education, transformative learning technology, progressive education, community development project for the developing countries, FabLab@School, maker's education
Wang, Karen
Class: 2015
Master's Project: FeelingTalk: Helping children with autism recognize and understand emotions
Areas of Interest: online learning, bilingual education, technology use in special education
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