The Center for Integrative Research in Computing and Learning Sciences (CIRCLS) is a community-based hub for NSF-funded researchers who explore and investigate technologies that will be available to learners in 5-10 years. Advancing equity is a core goal in this research: emerging technologies create a potential for dynamic supports that meet learners’ varying personal-, community-, and context-centered needs. CIRCLS supports the Research on Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning (RETTL) program area for NSF.


The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology, with support from Digital Promise, held listening sessions about artificial intelligence (AI) and the future of teaching, learning, research, and assessment. The goal of these listening sessions were to gather input, ideas, and engage in conversations that will help the Department shape an inclusive vision for AI policy.

From Broadening to Empowering:
Reflecting on the
CIRCLS’21 Convening

New Awards!
New Awards!

Congratulations to the newest
cohort of RETTL award recipients!

5 Ways CIRCLS Can Help You
5 Ways CIRCLS Can Help You

Five Ways CIRCLS Can Help You

CIRCLS builds community among researchers, practitioners, developers and other education stakeholders around the connected issues of emerging technologies, learning sciences, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. By working together, we can improve together: we can address common needs; plan for the future; and create broader impact.

  1. Find opportunities and strengthen your proposals
  2. Amplify your work and grow your reputation
  3. Increase the diversity of our community
  4. Engage in a network that tackles challenges together
  5. Publish insights and findings; broaden your audience

Learn more about how CIRCLS can help you!