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Betsy DiSalvo

Georgia Institute of Technology
Associate Professor
Atlanta, GA
Dr. Betsy DiSalvo is an Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology. At Georgia Tech she leads the Culture and Technology (CAT) Lab, where they study cultural values and how those values impact technology use, learning, and production. Currently, the CAT Lab is exploring parents’ use of technology for informal learning. This research is developing an understanding of how and why parents use or don’t choose to use computers, mobile devices, and other technology for learning. DiSalvo leads projects exploring how maker oriented learning approaches may increase transfer and reflection in undergraduate computer science courses. And is co-pi on a project to develop playful formative assessment tools to help New York City middle school teachers better understand student progress when they introduce computing in their classrooms. DiSalvo’s work has included the development of the Glitch Game Tester Program, projects for the Carnegie Science Museum, the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Eyedrum Art Center and the Walker Art Center. DiSalvo received a Ph.D. in Human Centered Computing from Georgia Tech in 2012. Previous to coming to Georgia Tech she was a research scientist at the University of Pittsburgh Learning Research and Development Center.