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About the Lab

The Computer-human Interaction: Technology, Education, and Affect (CHI-TEA) Lab conducts interdisciplinary research on the design and evaluation of technology-rich learning environments with a special focus on underlying cognitive, affective, and metacognitive (CAM) processes. The CHI-TEA lab examines CAM processes using emerging, trace (e.g., physiological bracelet, facial recognition software, eye-tracking, and log files) as well as traditional (e.g., self-report, interview) methodologies and research instruments.

Current Research

Dr. Harley’s funded research currently examines:

  • (1) The design and evaluation of a mobile AR app able to foster historical reasoning, empathy, and hope for and toward sexual and gender minorities. Funded by an Insight Development Grant (IDG) from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Role: Principal Investigator.
  • (2) The effect of different instructional guide prompts to foster historical reasoning and positive user emotions. Funded by a Partnership Grant (PG) from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Role: Co-investigator on PG.
  • (3) The relationship between the environment one takes an exam in and one’s test-taking emotions. Funded by a Support for the Advancement of Scholarship (SAS) Internal Grant from the University of Alberta. Role: Principal Investigator.

Join Us

Interested in becoming involved in the CHI-TEA lab? Send an email to Dr. Harley: jharley1@ualberta.ca