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Dr. Carrie Demmans Epp

Assistant Professor

University of Alberta

Computer Science

Research Themes: 

Evolving Language in an Information Economy, The Communicating Mind and Body

Carrie is the director of the Educational Technology, Knowledge, Language, and Learning Analytics (EdTeKLA) Research Group.

Carrie’s work focuses on the development and study of adaptive educational technologies and the mechanisms that are used to provide feedback to learners within these environments. Her current projects include the development of systems to help people learn how to read in English, learn to understand oral Cree (nehiyawewin), and support student writing development.

Carrie completed her postdoctoral research at the Learning Research and Development Center of the University of Pittsburgh. Before moving to Pittsburgh, Carrie held Weston and Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowships. During this time, she was a visiting researcher with the Open Learner Models at Birmingham group (UK) and the Graduate School of Language, Communication, and Culture at Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan. She earned her PhD from the University of Toronto, where she developed an adaptive mobile-assisted language-learning tool and explored its use. While earning her MSc at the University of Saskatchewan, Carrie integrated her undergraduate studies in Russian and Computer Science by building an adaptive pronunciation tutor that supported student motivation.