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Yumiko Murai

MIT
Postdoctoral Associate
Somerville, MA
Yumiko is a learning researcher at MIT Playful Journey Lab and Lifelong Kindergarten group at Media Lab. Her research focuses on designing and studying technological tools, programs, and environments that support learner motivation and confidence through online and in-person creative activities. She designs and leads online and in-person professional development programs for maker and computer science educators such as Learning Creative Learning (lcl.media.mit.edu) and Unhangout for Educators (learn.media.mit.edu/educators). In Playful Journey lab(playful.mit.edu), she is a research lead in the Beyond Rubrics project, designing and conducting interviews, surveys, and observations to understand how assessment in maker learning activities may enable students and teachers to gain a deeper understanding of their learning. Yumiko holds a Ed.D. in Communication in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

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