Increasing access and engagement through iterative design

Kimberly Rodriguez, Mason Rayner, Jeremy Stoddard, Zachari Swiecki

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In this poster presentation we describe methods and data used to increase access and engagement through our iterative design and development process for PurpleState Solutions. PurpleState, a Virtual Internship that utilizes an immersive computer supported collaborative learning environment (Shaffer, 2006), places students in the role of interns at a strategic communications firm. The goal of the simulation is to increase students’ skills and knowledge needed to engage actively as democratic citizens in the current media driven US context. Here we describe the iterative design model that allowed us to reach our goals of maximizing access and engagement through utilizing data gathered in the online environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaking a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL
Subtitle of host publication12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2017)
EditorsBrian K. Smith, Marcela Borge, Emma Mercier, Kyu Yon Lim
Place of PublicationPhiladelphia PA USA
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780990355021
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventComputer Supported Collaborative Learning 2017 - Philadelphia, United States of America
Duration: 18 Jun 201722 Jun 2017
Conference number: 12th (Website)

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
ISSN (Print)1573-4552


ConferenceComputer Supported Collaborative Learning 2017
Abbreviated titleCSCL 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
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