Nichole Pinkard has led efforts to implement 1:1 computing in urban schools, integrate digital media into core instruction, and create digital media learning opportunities outside of the formal school day.
Dr. Pinkard is a recipient of the Jan Hawkins Award for Early Career Contributions to Humanistic Research and Scholarship in Learning Technologies and an NSF Early CAREER Fellowship. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, and on the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Health Games Research program.
Her current scholarly interests include the design and use of pedagogical-based social learning networks, digital media literacy learning outcomes, ecological models of learning. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University, an M.S. in Computer Science from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University.
Interactive Media, Human Computer Interaction, Education
Specific Research Areas
design of social networking platforms; informal programs to develop 6-12th grade students digital media literacies; trace log data analysis.