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Educational Communication and Technology

The Consortium for Research and Evaluation of Advanced Technologies in Education (CREATE) engages in research on the design, critique, and evaluation of wide-ranging advanced digital technologies for learning. Projects housed in the consortium involve interdisciplinary teams of scholars and developers who bridge basic and applied research, development, and evaluation.

Games for Learning Institute, a collaboration between seven partner universities with support from Microsoft Research, is dedicated to advancing the design, use, and evaluation of computer games in formal and informal educational settings.

Lab for Design Of Learning, Collaboration, & Experience is modeled on the concept of a knowledge building community, a learning- and knowledge-focused community of practice. Knowledge-building communities work best when participants have high levels of agency and the dolcelab deliberately tries to maintain individual agency and legitimate peripheral participation within the context of a shared research lab.