I completed my Ph.D. in Learning Sciences and Technology Design (with a foundational focus in Developmental and Psychological Sciences) from the Stanford Graduate School of Education in June 2014. My current research is primarily concerned with CS Education in the K-12 years- helping children become computationally literate through studying curriculum, tools and environments that help in developing computational competencies; as well as social, cultural, and cognitive processes, and dispositions (such as task persistence) that nurture such development.
My prior work and broader interests extend to online and computer-supported collaborative learning, learning analytics, online communities of/for learning, educational technology, teacher professional development, constructionist/constructivist informal learning spaces for children, mobile learning, curriculum design, and parental awareness and involvement in K-12 education. I have undergraduate degrees in Physics and Computer Science, an M.S. in Computer Science, and an Ed.M. (Technology, Innovation & Education) from Harvard University.
I am currently a Senior Research Scientist at SRI International's Center for Technology in Learning.
I can be reached at shuchig[at]cs[dot]stanford[dot]edu.