Team EvolvEd is comprised of 5 students in the Masters of Educational Technology and Applied Learning Science (METALS) program at CMU: Roger Strang, Julia Ridley, Lu Yang, Chenxin Wang, and me. We are working closely with product managers, data scientists, and researchers at Houghtin Mifflin Harcourt (a leading producer of educational content and technology) to improve System 44, a reading intervention program for struggling readers. The areas of focus for this project are: student motivation,
student accountability, and personalization of the student experience
through the software.
As the project coordinator, I play a key role in setting up interviews with teachers and observations of System 44 classrooms, running team meetings, analyzing student log data, synthesizing research findings, and forming plans for prototype development. More details about our project can be found on Team EvolvEd’s website.