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Katie Salen

UC Irvine
Katie Salen is a Professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of California at Irvine, a member of the Connected Learning Lab, and Chief Designer and co-founder of Connected Camps. Her work focuses on meeting kids where they are at in order to design engaging, play-based experiences that transform youth futures. She has a particular interest in mobilizing learning technology in equitable, innovative, and learner centered ways. Her current research focuses on the integration of social emotional learning into online learning experiences for youth as a way to build social competence and diversify participation