Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences
Office Hours: By Appointment
Breanne Litts investigates how people learn by making, designing, and producing and develops technologies and learning environments to support these activities. Her scholarly interests combine identity, learning, design, and technology, particularly from a learning sciences perspective. She has conducted extensive research and evaluation in both formal and out-of-school contexts examining how to leverage new technologies, like mobile apps and games, to support learning. As part of this work, Dr. Litts co-founded the Mobile Learning Incubator (now Field Day Lab) at the UW-Madison and served the Games+Learning+Society research community. Her more recent work is situated within the maker movement in education, focusing on designing makerspaces and learning through making. Much of this research has been in collaboration with the Learning in the Making research lab with whom she conducted the first studies examining makerspaces as learning environments. Additionally, in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Litts examines collaborative STEM learning through electronic crafts and textiles. She is working to integrate electronic crafting into the Exploring Computer Science curriculum across the country.