Andi Gomoll

Andi Gomoll is a User Experience Designer at Gomoll Research & Design who is pursuing her PhD in the Learning Sciences at Indiana University with a minor in Instructional Systems Technology. Andi is passionate about the improvement of educational technology and user experience for both students and teachers. She strives to create learning experiences that bridge the many curricula of our lives and that open the door for connections across contexts.

Andi’s current research projects at Indiana University include the development of a human-centered robotics curriculum that helps students in Alaska to connect through telepresence with students in Indiana, and a project that brings video annotation technology into undergraduate classrooms to re-imagine the way pre-service teachers connect theory to practice.

Public Speaking + Training
Andi has presented her research at national and international academic conferences, including FabLearn, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, and the American Educational Research Association annual meetings. She has acted as a lead facilitator and coordinator for human-centered robotics workshops held for middle school teachers in Indiana and Alaska.

User Research
Andi has analyzed usability testing for the Traterra Vacations web interface. She is currently engaged in the iterative design of a human-centered robotics curriculum she wrote for middle school teachers. She has conducted pilot testing for this curriculum in formal and informal educational settings, and she is working closely with teachers to refine lessons and resources.

Prior Work
Prior to beginning her PhD program, Andi worked as a preschool and 4th grade teacher in Indianapolis.

Education
Andi has a Master of Sciences degree in the Learning Sciences from Indiana University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in the Learning Sciences at Indiana University. Andi received her Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies and Integrative Studies at
St. Olaf College.