Michelle LuiMichelle Lui is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology, University of Toronto Mississauga. Her research lies at the intersection of the Learning Sciences and Human Computer Interaction, where she is currently investigating sensorimotor systems and cognition in virtual reality simulations for facilitating student understanding of scientific concepts. Michelle has a PhD in Education (Curriculum Studies & Teacher Development) from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, specializing in Knowledge Media Design. Her thesis, “Designing EvoRoom: An immersive simulation environment for collective inquiry in secondary science,” looks at the learning and design affordances of a mixed reality environment and collective inquiry curriculum for high school students learning biodiversity and evolution topics. Her previous work includes several research projects in smart classrooms (math, physics, ecology) and technologies for health including, the Implementation Pain Practice Change (ImPaC) Resource, Pain Education Interprofessional Resource (PEIR), and Community Healthworker Assistive Technologies (CHAT).

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