RecapCS is a learning platform built to empower students and teachers in project-based computer science classes. On the student-facing side, RecapCS is a web dashboard with real-time Q&A from peers and instructors, a learning journey map which tracks students’ subgoals and milestones, and a resource repository to support self-teaching. RecapCS also has a Virtual Community of Practice (VCoP), where teachers are supported by their colleagues across the computing education profession.
Carnegie Mellon UniversityEmber is a Product Designer. She is an alumna of Carnegie Mellon’s METALS program, which trains graduates to apply science of learning principles, evidence-based research, and data-driven methods to design, create, and improve educational resources and technologies that enable students and instructors to succeed. Ember works with John Stamper, an Assistant Professor whose research focus is using “Big Data” from educational systems to improve learning.