Affiliated Labs

Design and Partnership Lab

The Daplab is a collective of learning scientists and co-designers who partner with community members and organizations. Our work is backed both by academic and practical knowledge and directed towards the most pressing needs of community partners

Orange County Educational Advancement Network (OCEAN)

OCEAN supports partnerships between researchers at the UCI School of Education and schools, organizations, and educators. Our goal is to create initiatives and partnerships that positively impact our local communities.

Digital Learning Lab

The Digital Learning Lab designs, develops, and studies digital and AI tools and curricula to promote language and literacy development and STEM learning in preK-12, higher education, and informal learning environments, with a focus on culturally and linguistically diverse learners.


Connecting the EdTech Research EcoSystem (CERES)

CERES is aimed at reducing growing inequalities in children’s learning and development and increasing access to education for children with disabilities.

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Games Learning Society

The Games+Learning+Society (GLS) center is the premier center for transdisciplinary research and innovation in games and interactive media for learning, behavioral and social change.

Made with Play

Made with Play supports the research of online, play-based environments for youth and centers youth voice, equity, and inclusion in the creation of healthy, caring, kid-powered communities.

Creativity Labs

The Creativity Labs focuses on constructionist and design-based learning, and computational tools that support learning by leveraging youths’ interests in digital culture, design, and making.