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Dr. Joey J. Lee

Lecturer of Technology and Education
Director of Games Research Lab

Communication, Media and Learning Technologies Design (CMLTD) Program at Teachers College, Columbia University

 

e3xr

An analytical framework for ethical, educational and eudaimonic XR design

I recently published a new journal article in Frontiers in Virtual Reality that proposes E3XR, a novel framework that considers ethics, learning theory and human flourishing aspects for VR and AR design. Most design frameworks are incomplete, leaving out at least one or two of these perspectives. See publications page to read it.


My Courses on Design, Ethics and Learning

I teach graduate level courses on topics including educational game design, mobile learning, virtual reality and ethical issues in technology design.In these courses, students are encouraged to be creative as they work in teams and create original projects based upon research findings.


Spatial Computing

I direct the Games Research Lab, where we explore opportunities, work on projects and run workshops on extended reality (XR), games and immersive technologies.  We embrace the opportunities and new possibilities of these kinds of emerging technologies for learning and social impact.


Climate Change Games and STEM education

I have designed, studied and published design-based research on climate change and sustainability games, including a journal article in Nature Climate Change on the opportunities found in using games as tool for education and engagement.Find out more in the media page.

Innovation in Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship

I co-founded the EdTech Innovation Award (INA) — a unique incubator program and student design challenge — at Teachers College.  Over 150 students have designed, tested and prototyped research-based EdTech solutions.  Last year’s theme: Play as a Pathway for All to Flourish in STEAM.

Dr. Lee has been featured in:

Dr. Lee has been featured in:

fast company

“Dr. Lee and the Design and Development of Digital Games program will help anyone with a passion toward digital games explore their strengths and accomplish their goals.”

Dora J., Professional game developer
and Columbia University alumna

“Dr. Lee’s courses are dynamic and vibrant.  Game design was one of the best courses I have ever taken.”

Chris W. / Student

“Dr. Lee is supportive and inspiring. He creates a culture in which you can be creative and express your ideas.”

Adam T. / Student

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    So as of today Google Scholar says my papers have been cited 3000+ times. That's...impact right? Academia philosophical question: if a tree falls silently in the forest does anyone notice unless you tweet about it? haha. Somehow teaching evals feel more important/impactful.

    Event: Wed, Nov 17. The Future of Storytelling, Blockchain and the Metaverse: A conversation with storytelling & tech pioneer @LanceWeiler, Dir. of @ColumbiaDSL. Lance will share a new open source tool that enables remixing the web with others. @TeachersCollege students welcome.

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