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Postbaccalaureate Certificate in
Educational Technology Integration


Ph.D., Language, Literacy, and Culture, Vanderbilt University
M.EdT., Education, University of Hawaii
M.A., English, Penn State
B.A., English, DePauw University

Dr. Ty Hollett's research examines the intersection of out-of-school learning, youth culture, and digital media. Specifically, he studies and designs informal, media-rich learning settings for youth in order to support innovative teaching and learning. As an effort to disrupt container-like models of teaching and learning, his research responds to the ongoing development of interest-driven learning opportunities for youth within — and beyond — such settings as home, libraries, schools, and city streets.

Ph.D., Instructional Systems, Penn State
Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Penn State
M.Ed., Mathematics, Penn State
B.S., Secondary Education – Mathematics, Penn State

Dr. Simon Hooper specializes in new media design and development, learning analytics, e-assessment, and small group learning.

Postdoctoral Training, Learning Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Educational Communication and Technology, New York University
MPS, Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), New York University
B.S., Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

Gabriela T. Richard is an assistant professor in the learning, design, and technology program, where she teaches about and conducts research on the design of media and technologies for formal or interest-driven learning and into how diverse youth and adults engage in learning, collaboration, identity formation, and career pursuits with contemporary and emerging media, computing, and information technologies. She has received fellowships and grants for her work from National Academy of Education, National Science Foundation, American Association of University Women, the ADL Center for Technology and Society, the University of Pennsylvania, and AERA.

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