Shafagh is a Ph.D. student in DELTA. Given her background in industrial design and her interest in design for social justice and equity in education, she is dedicated to designing diverse and inclusive learning environments internationally through human-centered approaches. To provide education for everyone considering their individual differences and their access to technology, Shafagh is interested in exploring the use of gestures and multisensory techniques in education. Learn more at https://www.shafaghdesign.com/
CI 210: Introduction to Digital Learning Environments (CI 210) Surveys the field of digital environments and their capacity to support teaching and learning. Examines theories of interactivity, immersion, learning with multi-media, and digital literacies to discuss and evaluate various digital environments. Students learn to critically assess digital environments and to create original prototypes that target a specific and important learning or teaching goal. Environments that will be discussed and experimented with in class include virtual worlds, social networks, digital classrooms, interactive exhibits, video games, and tangible technologies.