News

The Maryland State House in Annapolis

The Maryland State House in Annapolis

New Law Ensures Equivalent Access to Digital Tools for All of Maryland’s K-12 Students

May 5, 2022 | Liz Zogby

Trace Center Director and iSchool professor Jonathan Lazar contributed to and testified in support of the bill to bring an accessibility requirem …

The HCIL logo, which is a white circle with black trim and the text HCIL written inside next to an illustrated drawing of a silhouetted side profile. The HCIL logo is next to the CHI logo that reads "CHI 2022" in front of a purple silhouette of the New Orleans skyline.

HCIL Faculty and Students to Participate in CHI 2022

April 12, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore

23 members of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab will present their research at prestigious HCI conference.

PhD Alumni Spotlight: Empowering Kids and Adults to Design Better Together – Greg Walsh, ‘12

April 11, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore

Alumni’s PhD experience inspired the launch of two research groups to develop new technology for youth and other in-need communities.

Elementary students in a computer lab with the teacher observing.

(Video) Search Mastery Speaker Series: Supporting Children’s Online Information Discovery

April 6, 2022 | iSchool News Staff

Dr. Jerry Alan Fails and Dr. Sole Pera present CAST, a new search engine interface developed to empower emergent searchers and improve their info …

Two students sitting in front of laptops with the screen's reflection showing in their glasses

Photo by Jeswin Thomas on Unsplash

iSchool Professor Receives $1 Million NSF CAREER Grant to Develop Data Science Curriculum

March 28, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore

Dr. David Weintrop will be working with D.C. Public Schools to address inequities in high school data science education.

Dr. Tamara Clegg

Dr. Tamara Clegg alongside Rubble from one of Nickelodeon’s newest shows, PAW Patrol.

iSchool Professor Dr. Tamara Clegg Stars in Nickelodeon Commercial

February 14, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore

Clegg is an expert in youth experience and digital practices working with Nickelodeon to enhance its online learning platform, Noggin.

Loud Gleeful Learning

November 5, 2021 | Caro Williams-Pierce

Supporting and provoking adult play in formal contexts.

Photo of Sphero an opaque white ball with an iPhone to it's left

A Robot Rolls Into a Math Class…

May 25, 2021 | Peter F. Moon, UMD Doctoral Student & HCIL Member

Understanding how a spherical robot can help more students gain access to early computing education while enhancing their learning in math.

Image of The Promise of Access book cover

STEM Education Struggle in the U.S.: The Key Piece We’ve Been Missing

April 12, 2021 | UMD iSchool Staff

In The Promise of Access, Dr. Daniel Greene shares a radical perspective on why tech solutions aren’t solving complex social problems …