Carrie Demmans Epp, PhD, MSc, BSc

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science - Computing Science

Contact

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science - Computing Science
Email
carrie.demmans.epp@ualberta.ca

Overview

Research

I am interested in the use of technology for supporting learning and assessment. I have done this through the development, deployment, and study of educational technologies for language learning and other domains. A large portion of this work has involved the development and visualization of models and analytics. These models and analytics are then used to support the decision making of computational agents and users. 

To build these systems, I have employed techniques from the areas of software engineering, human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, and psychology. I have also exploited ubiquitous computing technologies to support the learning opportunities that are present in the learner’s non-academic environment.


Lab - EdTeKLA Research Group

The Educational Technology, Knowledge, Language, and Learning Analytics (EdTeKLA) Research Group creates technologies to support people's learning and then uses those technologies to study how people learn. We develop

  • experimental technologies to support learning,
  • language-learning technologies,
  • adaptive learning technologies,
  • learning analytics, and
  • ways of communicating information about learning.

We then use those technologies to understand how people learn so that we can make better technologies that enable people to get the support that they need.


Teaching

At the undergraduate level, I teach human-computer interaction (CMPUT 302).

At the graduate level, I teach adaptive educational technologies (CMPUT 664).

I also co-teach introduction to natural language processing with Greg Kondrak and Denilson Barbosa (CMPUT497/501)

Courses

CMPUT 302 - Introduction to Human Computer Interaction

A complementary course to introductory software engineering focused on a user-centered approach to software design. The main themes are how humans interact with physical and information environments, and how to design software with human's information needs and their cognitive capacities in mind. Topics include the user-centered design cycle, and evaluation methods for discovering usability problems in interface design. Prerequisite: CMPUT 301.

Winter Term 2021
CMPUT 399 - Topics in Computing Science

See Note (3) above.

Summer Term 2020

Publications

Exploring mobile tool integration: Design activities carefully or students may not learn
Author(s): Carrie Demmans Epp, Krystle Phirangee
Publication Date: 7/8/2019
Publication: Contemporary Educational Psychology, Special Issue on Mobile Technology, Learning, and Achievement: A Critical Perspective on the Role of Mobile Technology in Education
Volume: 59
Issue: 2019
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cedpsych.2019.101791
Participating by activity or by week in MOOCs
Author(s): Alok Baikadi, Carrie Demmans Epp, Christian D. Schunn
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: Information and Learning Science
Volume: 119
Issue: 9/10
Page Numbers: 572-585
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1108/ILS-04-2018-0033
Migrants and Mobile Technology Use: Gaps in the Support Provided by Current Tools
Author(s): Demmans Epp, C.
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Journal of Interactive Media in Education (JIME), special issue on Migrants, Education, and Technology
Volume: 2017
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 1-13
External Link: http://doi.org/10.5334/jime.432
Talk with Me: Student Behaviours and Pronoun Use as Indicators of Discourse Health across Facilitation Methods
Author(s): Demmans Epp, C., Phirangee, K., & Hewitt, J.
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Journal of Learning Analytics (JLA)
Volume: 4
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 47–75
External Link: https://doi.org/10.18608/jla.2017.43.4
Uncertainty Representation in Visualizations of Learning Analytics for Learners: Current Approaches and Opportunities
Author(s): Demmans Epp, C., & Bull, S.
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies
Volume: 8
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 242–260
External Link: http://doi.org/10.1109/TLT.2015.2411604
Accommodating Indigenous People When Using Technology to Learn Their Ancestral Language
Author(s): Delaney Lothian, Gokce Akcayir, Carrie Demmans Epp
Publication: International Workshop on Supporting Lifelong Learning co-located with the 20th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AIED 2019)
Volume: 2395
Page Numbers: 16-22
External Link: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2395/paper3.pdf