PopCosmo Research Lab
The PopCosmo research lab at the GLS Center investigates cognition and learning around commercial games and games for impact. The team consists of Principal Investigator Constance Steinkuehler, 7 doctoral students, 2 independent researchers, and 1 undergraduate student, each specializing in their own interest area. PopCosmo practices a diversity of both quantitative and qualitative research methods, including learning analytics, discourse analysis, and more. Focusing around situated perspectives to learning, and currently how sociocultural learning theories can inform analysis of "big data," PopCosmo seeks to tackle big challenges around games, learning, and assessment.