Brown Bag Replays

GVU Center Brown Bag Seminar: National AI Institute for Adult Learning and Online Education: Vision, Goals and Plans

Speaker: Ashok Goel
March 10, 2022

Ashok Goel (School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology) presents how AI-ALOE will develop new AI technologies in online education and improve its quality for adult learners in STEM disciplines. Dr. Goel will describe AI-ALOE’s vision, goals and plans, using research laboratory examples for illustration.

GVU Center Brown Bag Seminar: The Myopia of Model Centrism

Speaker: Nithya Sambasivan
February 24, 2022

Nithya Sambasivan (Sociotechnical Researcher formerly, Research Scientist PAIR, Google Research) presents results from a multi-year inquiry and will pay particular attention to developer practices in AI systems intended for low-resource communities.

GVU Center Brown Bag Seminar: What Do Knitting Machines Make?

Speaker: Jim McCann
February 17, 2022
This seminar will be a richly-illustrated, reasonably self-contained romp through the world of knitting design tools and representations.

GVU Center Brown Bag Seminar: Co-Designing a Critical Machine Learning Educational Program With and For Children

Speaker: Golnaz Arastoopour Irgens
February 10, 2022
Golnaz Arastoopour Irgens (Assistant Professor, Clemson University) presents a collaboration with researchers and children to develop a critical machine learning after-school education program. Reflecting on the findings, Dr. Irgens argues for the benefits of participatory design methods in designing critical machine learning educational environments, as well as the unresolved tensions that emerge.

GVU Center Brown Bag Seminar: Not Just Another User Study: Uncovering Systematic Shortcomings Of Familiar Research Methods

Speaker: Jason Wiese
February 3, 2022
Jason Wiese (Assistant Professor in the School of Computing at The University of Utah) explores methodological limitations encountered in his research group’s recent projects, including work with individuals who have had a spinal cord injury and a project examining air quality data with parents of asthmatic children.

GVU Center Brown Bag Seminar: Design as Democratic Inquiry

Speaker: Carl DiSalvo
January 20, 2022
Carl DiSalvo (Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology) presents his new book Design as Democratic Inquiry, a series of projects grounded in collaborations with communities and institutions. DiSalvo explores the potentials and limitations of design to participate in democracy and argues for design as a way to care for our collective futures.

GVU Center Brown Bag Seminar: Building Theory in STEM Education Research: Spatial Encoding Strategies Theory and Multiple Conceptions Theory

Speaker: Lauren Margulieux
January 13, 2022
In this talk, Lauren Margulieux (Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences at Georgia State University) discusses Spatial Encoding Strategy theory and Multiple Conceptions theory. These theories are developed based on a synthesis of work across multiple education-related fields to explain phenomena frequently seen in STEM education.