Jennifer S. Groff

Researcher, Designer, and Educational Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Jennifer is an educational engineer, researcher and designer whose work focuses on redesigning learning environments and experiences with learning and technologies. Currently, she is PhD Candidate at the MIT Media Lab and the co-founder of the Center for Curriculum Redesign—an international NGO dedicated to redesigning the general curricula for the 21st century. She is the Executive Director of Playful Learning—a national community of practice for game-based learning in education—and is the author of numerous frameworks such as the i5 which maps the barriers to innovation in education, and wholemindedness, which is a neuroscience supported framework for the way our minds engage in learning experiences. Her current work focuses on transformational models of learning environments and systems, and is leading the development of the Learning Genome Project.

Jennifer has a B.S.E. in Elementary Education from Millersville University, an M.Ed. in Educational Technology from the University of Delaware, an Ed.M. in Specialized Studies from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and was a 2009 Fulbright Scholar to the UK as a visiting researcher at Futurelab in Bristol.

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    • MIT Media Lab