Amy Ogan, assistant professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, has earned a Jacobs Foundation Early Career Research Fellowship to support her work on international education technology.
Ogan will use the fellowship to continue her strong research collaborations and field work in Latin America and the Philippines, where she investigates how personalized learning technologies developed in the United States can be deployed in different cultural settings — and how those cultural settings influence the success or use of the technologies.
"I do a lot of different types of work, but one of the things I'm most interested in is my work on international educational technology," Ogan said. "A fellowship like this provides the funding to do the sort of research that I'm incredibly excited about."
Founded in 1989, the Jacobs Foundation aims to provide young people around the globe with better opportunities for development so they can become productive, socially responsible members of society. The Jacobs Early Career Research Fellowship program supports highly talented and creative young scholars with a strong history of successful research who have the potential to become leaders in the scientific community through their contributions to child and youth development.
Each fellow receives 150,000 Swiss Francs (approximately $146,000) over a three-year period to support their research. Fellows are also encouraged to interact with one another and participate in networking and alumni events.
Read more about the Jacobs Fellowship on the foundation's website.