AI CIRCLS Project Incubator 2022

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AI CIRCLS Project Incubator 2022: Literacy and Artificial Intelligence
The Center for Integrative Research in the Computing and Learning Sciences (CIRCLS) is holding a “project incubator” on the topic of Literacy and Artificial Intelligence through its AI CIRCLS Working Groups. We have an incredible group of educators, learning scientists, computer scientists, and social scientists joining us (listed below).

Our aim is to bring together interdisciplinary teams to ideate research proposals that are relevant to community partners, educators, learning scientists, computer scientists, and social scientists. Over the course of a few months, we will provide a dedicated space and structure for ideating research ideas, and offer resources to support grant writing, especially related to future submissions to the National Science Foundation’s Request for Proposals for Research on Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning (NSF RETTL RFP for which the next deadline is expected to be October 2022).

We’re especially excited to approach ideating research by brainstorming the kinds of future we see for literacy and educational technology and work backward to create projects. We are looking to center equity and justice frameworks, mutually beneficial community partnerships, and responsible/ethical AI, and invite researchers in the social sciences with an interest in education and/or emerging technologies to apply for the project incubator. We also invite K-12 educators, representatives of informal science centers, and members of community organizations to participate.

For the purposes of this project incubator, we are drawing our definition of literacy from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language and the National Council of Teachers of English (see definition here). This includes language-related literacies like reading, writing, speaking, etc., but also expands the definition of literacy to include skills that are useful to synthesizing and presenting information in today’s media/information-rich environments.

Project Incubator Participants 2022
Malihe Alikhani
Chidi Asoluka
Roghayeh (Leila) Barmaki
Tina Cheuk
Aakash Gautam
Kip Glazer
Ligia Gomez
Layne Jackson Hubbard
John Licato
Lin Lin Lipsmeyer
Joshua Littenberg-Tobias
Rachna Mathur
Katie McCarthy
Megan Pattenhouse
Yolanda A. Rankin
Sulare Telford Rose
Jennifer Sabourin
Stephen Uzzo
Ryan Watkins
Joanna Weidler-Lewis
Marjorie A. Zielke

Thank you to everyone who submitted their application. We were incredibly excited to review such interesting project ideas and are excited to be convening a great cohort.