The Food for Thought app was created by an interdisciplinary research team, CoLearnLab, in the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign's College of Education. The app was originally created as a research project, for 55" multi touch tables. After research and interest from the public, the large multi touch design was formatted into an iPad app. Keeping the same functionality as the large scaled version, the app allows students to learn about their environmentally footprint in terms of the food they eat.
Food for Thought in the News
Business Standard | May 23, 2016
Big Think | May 20, 2016
Take Apart | June 5, 2016
Queminova | June 6, 2016
The Big Ten Network | May 22, 2016
Psyh Org | May 19, 2016
Consumer Affairs | May 27, 2016
Lady Freethinker | December 12, 2016
Pune Mirro | May 24, 2016
The Free Press Journal | May 23, 2016
The Siasat | May 24, 2016
Parent Herald | May 24, 2016
The Illinois Digital Ecologies and Learning Lab
College of Education
University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
The Collaborative Learning Lab was established by Dr. Emma Mercier to study collaborative learning and technology in classroom settings. We focus on both the students’ and teachers’ experiences during collaborative learning, seeking to understand more about how this form of pedagogy can be more effectively implemented in classrooms for all students.
Our research spans age ranges and disciplinary areas, including engineering, math, science and social science topics across K-12 and higher education. We are interested in the use of device ecologies in classrooms, with much of our current research focused on interactive surfaces and multi-touch technology..