Digital Pedagogy Lab Fellow '21
Data Consortium Fellow '18
Sherry Yi is a doctoral candidate studying educational psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
She studies interest development within digital and informal learning environments. Her current project investigates the triggering of interest in STEM topics using Minecraft for adolescent learners during 5-day summer camps.
In her dissertation, she investigated four case studies to test the extent to which a game-based science intervention, in consideration of incoming levels of game mastery, influenced 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 her small art business, hiking, and gardening.