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  • Biography

    Emma Mercier is an assistant professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  She has an M.A. in psychology from the University of Edinburgh, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Stanford University.

  • Research

    My research focuses on the relationship between social interaction and learning, with a particular focus on collaboration and computer-supported collaborative learning in classrooms. Most recently, I have been examining the use of multi-touch tables in classroom settings, examining how this technology influences group interactions and learning, the between group and whole class interactions, and the device ecologies, teacher tools and classroom contexts that influence the learning opportunities available when using these tools.