About

EmIT Director

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Robb Lindgren is Director of the EmIT Group and an Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Illinois. His research examines theories and designs for learning within emerging media platforms (e.g., simulations, virtual environments, mobile devices, video games, augmented and mixed reality, etc.). He seeks to understand how digital technologies can be used to construct new identities and generate new perspectives that lead to stronger comprehension of complex ideas, particularly in STEM content areas. His work investigates how physical, body-based interactions with learning content can facilitate new understandings, and how games and simulations can be effectively designed to take these types of interactions as input. He is also interested in how digital technologies can provide new approaches to assessing learning, such as examining where learners focus their attention, what choices they make, and how well they adapt to new situations.

Additional information about Dr. Lindgren is available at his faculty bio page for the College of Education at the University of Illinois

Graduate Students

Sahar Alameh
Sahar Alameh
Mike Junokas
Mike Junokas
Nicolas Linares
Nicholas Linares
Nitasha Mathayas
Nitasha Mathayas
Jason Morphew
Jason Morphew
Christina Sillman
Christina Silliman
Ross Toedte
Ross Toedte
Rob Wallon
Rob Wallon

Undergraduate Students

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Sahil Kumar
Ben Lane
Ben Lane
Shelana Martin
Shelana Martin
Mark Schmidt
Mark Schmidt
Griffin Tucker
Griffin Tucker
Bethany Yao
Bethany Yao
Diana Zhang
Diana Zhang

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Greg Kholburn
Greg Kholburn

Projects Manager

Polly Kroha
Polly Kroha

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