Daily Presents Outstanding Keynote in Korea’s WCC 2015

Shaundra B. Daily, Ph.D., has recently participated in the 23rd World Computer Congress (WCC 2015) in Korea.

Daily is an associate professor at the University of Florida in the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering. Previously she was an associate professor and Interim Co-Chair in the School of Computing at Clemson University directing MorphLab. She received her masters and doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab where her doctoral work with the Affective Computing Group involved designing and implementing technology-infused learning environments that provide youth an opportunity to learn about themselves, others, and to gain insight into interpersonal dynamics.

“Kids as Computational Creators: IT in the 21st Century”

“The ubiquity of information technology creates opportunities for students to engage with and design interactive media. Unfortunately, students are typically consumers rather than producers of social media, video games, and other online media. In this talk, I describe how tools can be used to support students in shifting from a predominantly consumption based role to one where they are actively designing their own media using software tools. I present experiences from the past ten years where diverse groups of students have utilized Scratch, a programming environment, as well as a new environment called VENVI to create expressive stories, games, animations, and dance-based performances. I end with a discussion of student participation in computing moving toward the future.”

More details about her keynote “Kids as Computational Creators: IT in the 21st Century” can be found at www.wcc-2015.org.

Computer & Information Science & Engineering
Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering