Digital Pedagogy Lab Fellow '21
Data Consortium Fellow '18
Sherry Yi is a doctoral candidate studying educational psychology, specifically the cognitive science of teaching and learning, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
She studies interest development within digital learning and informal learning environments. Her current project investigates the triggering of interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics using Minecraft at summer camps for adolescent learners.
In her dissertation, she studies multiple cases and triangulates both qualitative and quantitative measures to examine the extent to which a STEM-related videogame intervention can influence interest development. This effort contributes to the budding field of interest development research within digital learning contexts.
She is excited by the role entertainment technology will play in the future of learning for all. Her hobbies include running a small art business, exploring new hiking trails, and gardening.