Agile Research Studios

Agile Research Studios studies novel approaches for scaling and improving project-based learning for learning to conduct research within a community.


RALEs help students and professionals to overcome knowledge gaps that prevent them from developing high quality software products by making it possible for students to learn from real-world, professional examples.

The Digital Loft

The Loft is an online community for social innovation projects. Novice innovators use the Loft to learn design, get feedback on their projects, and work to change communities. The Loft develops new model of learning using crowd-feedback, social media and community engagement.

Cognitive Games for Civics

We are creating cognitive games which embed intelligent tutors in game environments for teaching policy argumentation. These games are based on a cognitive framework for policy argumentation and studies on how people learn to reason about policy using causal diagrams.