Dr. Kathy Neesen

Research Scientist and Instructional Technology Director


    Coming to educational research from a background in web and interface design in the corporate world, the field of instructional technology has allowed me to blend my passion for clean and user-friendly interface design with my interest in how and why people learn best.

    My research interests are educational game design, online learning, and user-interface design. I am particularly interested in learning how games can be designed to promote learning and creativity for children of all ages. I also enjoy working on ways to improve online learning so that it takes advantage of the interactive nature of the Internet. My motto: Learning should be fun, inspiring and effective, no matter what the topic may be.