“If at first the idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.”
– Albert Einstein

The Learning & Experience Design (LED) research group was established in August 2017 under the leadership of Dr. Ana-Paula Correia, Associate Professor of Learning Technologies and Director of the Center at The Ohio State University. Graduate students Ceren Korkmaz, Cara A. North, Karen Bruce Wallace, and Vicki Simmerman were the inaugural members. Erin Clarke-Dorrell joined the research group in August 2018. Sean Hickey, Chenxi Liu, and Fan Xu joined the research group in August 2019.

The research group is dedicated to investigating learning design processes and pedagogies to create deep learning, which is learning that is situated in applied contexts. We believe that, in deep learning, “learners relate ideas to previous knowledge, look for underlying patterns, examine claims critically, and reflect on their own understanding” (Weigel, 2002, p. 6).

Weigel, V. B. (2002). Deep learning for a digital age: Technology’s untapped potential to enrich higher education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.