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A brief introduction.

Hello everyone! My name is Michael Lee and I am excited to be a HASTAC fellow with you all this year.

I am starting my sixth year in the PhD program at the Information School at the University of Washington. My background is in Human Computer Interaction (HCI), computing education, and cognitive science. I received my master's from UC Berkeley, and bachelor's from UC San Diego.

I am interested in exploring how to keep people engaged and show measurable learning outcomes playing discretional educational games. For this purpose, I have created Gidget, an online puzzle game designed to teach programming concepts through debugging. The game was released to the public in mid-September of 2014 and to date, thousands of people have played the game online and during in-person summer camps for teens at Oregon State University and the University of Washington. You can check it out at: helpgidget.org.

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