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American Psychological Association’s Media Technology Division Features ICT’s H. Chad Lane

September 4, 2012

Division 46 of the American Psychological Association highlighted the work of ICT research scientist H. Chad Lane, who heads up ICT’s Learning Sciences group. In an spotlight interview posted on their website, Lane discussed ICT’s virtual human work and his efforts to apply artificial intelligence techniques to educational problems. Lane also spoke about Ada and Grace, ICT’s virtual human museum guides and Virtual Sprouts, a new informal science education project combating pediatric obesity.

“If informal learning doesn’t at least try to keep up with the powerful entertainment technologies available in homes, the future will probably not be bright,” said Lane in the interview. “We hope that virtual humans can play a role in the future of informal education.”

Division 46 is the Media Technology Division of the APA, which is focused on the psychology behind media and technology use and impact.