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Kylie Peppler


An artist by training, Dr. Kylie Peppler is a professor of Informatics & Education at University of California, Irvine where she designs and studies creative educational technologies together with industry partners. She holds a Ph.D. in Urban Schooling from UCLA, where she was part of the NSF-sponsored team that designed and studied the Scratch platform, which has grown to over 93 million users. Her research group, the Creativity Labs, is part of UCI’s Connected Learning Lab, which reaches over 8,000 newsletter subscribers and a website which averages over 11,500 views per month. Recent projects include partnerships with Merlyn Mind on the innovative uses of AI in classrooms, and the development of new XR solutions with Purdue University for the future manufacturing workforce. Her work has been consistently supported by a range of foundations, federal and industry partners, including the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Wallace Foundation,, US Department of Education, Boeing, Best Buy, Fossil Foundation, GAP Inc., and National Geographic. Peppler has given over 200 talks at conferences around the world and over 15 keynote presentations, and have been invited to give presentations at several distinguished national meetings, such as speaking at the Consortium for Schools Networking (CoSN), Smithsonian, White House Champions for Computer Science, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, National Academies and was the Distinguished Lecturer at the National Science Foundation on her work on new collaborative design technologies.

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Events featuring Kylie Peppler
Events featuring Kylie Peppler