Angela Stewart Presentation

Leveraging Learner Assets in Multimodal, Social Education

Technology-rich education experiences that incorporate student identities as assets to their learning have been shown to successfully engage learners, particularly those from backgrounds historically excluded in education. Multimodality is a key way of centering learner identities as assets, in order to accommodate a diverse range of expressions of social phenomena. In this talk, I will discuss the design of asset-based, multimodal education experiences, and implications for learners from a varied backgrounds.

Bio: Angela is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. She received a Bachelor of Software Engineering from Auburn University in 2015 and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2020. Angela's work sits at the intersection of education, artificial intelligence, and HCI. She investigates the creation of educational technologies that support the agency of learners and teachers, towards the goal of creating more equitable, inclusive educational spaces.

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