Jungwoo Ryoo is Professor of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at Penn State Altoona. His research interests include Innovative Learning Environments (ILEs) such as the use of virtual worlds in cybersecurity education. He led the NSF PI Forum on Virtual Environments and Game-Based Learning (GBL) in the Classroom. His NSF-funded project entitled “Immersive-Security Education Environment (I-SEE)” explored teaching and learning cyber security concepts in 3D virtual environments such as Second Life and Open Simulator. The findings from this research are available in the article, Security Education Using Second Life published in IEEE Security and Privacy. Dr. Ryoo is also the PI of an NSF-funded project whose goal is to build a big data analytics workforce in iSchools.
Jill Castek, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies at the university of Arizona. She was a Neag fellow in the New Literacies Research Lab at the University of Connecticut and completed a post-doc at the University of California, Berkeley working with the Learning Design Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science. While there, she developed and researched instructional innovations, and designed curricula for elementary and middle grades. Her research addresses the intersection of literacy and technology and examines the development of literate capacities, both in print and digital forms, in classrooms and beyond them.