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Roque, Ricarose Assistant Professor

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  • Ricarose Roque designs inclusive learning environments that enable young people to become computational creators — able to use computing to create things they care about, develop identities as creators, and imagine the ways they can shape the world. She draws on qualitative methods such as ethnographic and design-based methods to study the role that social context plays in supporting children’s participation in computing, with particular focus on two settings: the Family Creative Learning program and the Scratch online community.

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  • creative learning, family learning, equity and inclusion in computing, human computer interaction for children, online creative collaboration, youth

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Teaching

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  • INFO 1201 - Computational Reasoning 1: Expression and Media Transformation
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Introduces principles of computational thinking through the manipulation, transformation and creation of media artifacts, such as images, animations, sounds, web pages, data visualizations and games. Students will be exposed to a high-level overview of how algorithms, functions and data structures are used in computer programming through a series of assignments that emphasize the use of computation as a means of creative expression. Degree credit not granted for this course and CSCI 1200.
  • INFO 3505 - Investigations in Information Science: Designing for Creativity and Learning
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Analyzes learning technologies, discusses learning theories and develops prototypes to investigate strategies for engaging people in creative and inclusive learning experiences. Students explore design, learning and technology by examining sociotechnical systems like construction kits, online communities and makerspaces with a critical lens on equity and inclusion. Studio format enables students to apply constructionist ideas into the design of technology-enabled environments. Same as INFO 5505.
  • INFO 4608 - Mastery in Information Science: Community-Based Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Surveys techniques in cooperative design with community members as collaborators rather than subjects. Students will explore approaches such as participatory design and co-design. Students will work in teams in partnership with community stakeholders to create tools, experiences, or systems that meet the needs of communities, contribute to social change, and/or lead to advancing academic knowledge. Same as INFO 5608.
  • INFO 4700 - Senior Capstone
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Provides senior level INFO students an opportunity to demonstrate the culmination of their learning in the major by designing and implementing a significant information system or developing a research question, typically in response to a problem of personal interest related to or informed by their secondary area of specialization. Reinforces project planning, public presentation and ethic skills.
  • INFO 5505 - Investigations in Information Science: Designing for Creativity and Learning
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Analyzes learning technologies, discusses learning theories and develops prototypes to investigate strategies for engaging people in creative and inclusive learning experiences. Students explore design, learning and technology by examining sociotechnical systems like construction kits, online communities and makerspaces with a critical lens on equity and inclusion. Studio format enables students to apply constructionist ideas into the design of technology-enabled environments. Same as INFO 3505.
  • INFO 5608 - Mastery in Information Science: Community-Based Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Surveys techniques in participatory and cooperative design with community members as collaborators rather than subjects. Students will explore and critique the approaches of designing for, with, and by communities such as user-centered design, participatory design, and co-design. Students will engage in design exercises in class and will work in teams to design and develop a project in partnership with community partners. Same as INFO 4608.

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