Carrie Demmans Epp
Assistant Professor Dept. of Computing Science, Director EdTeKLA Research Group
University of Alberta
Carrie Demmans Epp studies technology-mediated language learning. Carrie develops and tests new approaches to supporting learners’ oral proficiency, vocabulary knowledge, or literacy using adaptive technologies that target the needs of those who are learning additional languages. Her work relies on the detailed tracking of learner activities so that they can be modelled and understood with the aim of enabling personalized approaches to support language acquisition and use. When developing new language learning technologies, she engages in user-centered design and participatory design practices to ensure that the voices of relevant stakeholders are represented. Carrie is looking forward to helping team members design the logging of learners’ activities and develop new ways of using those logs to help everyone meet their research goals.