I am currently working with Dr. Amy Ogan, and Dr. Ken Koedinger on designing culturally appropriate learning technologies for children in Sub-Saharan Africa. My research investigates the effects of sociocultural practices that impact the behavior of help-seeking systems, adaptive mechanisms, speech recognizers, and handwriting recognizers in intelligent tutors originally designed for students from Western cultures.
Uchidiuno, J., Yarzebinski, E., Vargas-Vite, E., Koedinger, K. & Ogan, A. (2018, November) ” The Effectiveness of Publicly vs. Privately Assigned Group Leaders among Learners in Rural Villages in Tanzania “. Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2019. ACM.
Uchidiuno, J., Yarzebinski, E., Keebler, E., Koedinger, K. & Ogan, A. (2019, March) “Learning from African Classroom Pedagogy to Increase Student Engagement in Education Technologies“. Computing and Sustainable Societies 2019. ACM.
Uchidiuno, J., Yarzebinski, E., Madaio, M., Maheshwari, N., Koedinger, K., & Ogan, A. (2018, June) “Designing Appropriate Learning Technologies for School vs Home Settings in Tanzanian Rural Villages “. In ACM Conference on Computing & Sustainable Societies.
Uchidiuno, J., Yarzebinski, E., & Ogan, A. (2018, April) ” Exploring the Effectiveness of Tablet-Based Early Literacy Interventions in Rural Tanzania “. In HCI Across Borders Symposium of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems . ACM.
The video below shows the talk that Dr. Ogan and I presented on how culture affects teaching and the design of Educational Technologies at the 2017 Global Learning Council in Berlin.