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Robb Embodied (1)Robb Lindgren is Director of the EmIT Group and an Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction 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 virtual 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 on his profile page for the College of Education at the University of Illinois 


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