SpedApps | About

About SpedApps

The overarching mission of the project is to develop a deeper understanding of the role of mobile applications in Special Education. The project team is currently working on three main goals: a) develop a catalog of existing apps for special education as well as any studies that document the use of mobile learning in special education; b) conduct additional research studies with apps given current gaps in the literature; and c) develop new apps for mobile learning within special education, specifically focusing on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) content.

Our Project Team

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Rick Ferdig

Principal Investigator:RCET
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Pena Bedesem

Co-PI: Special Ed
Sanna Harjusola-Webb'image

Sanna Harjusola-Webb

Co-PI: Special Ed
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C.C. Lu

Co-PI: Comp. Science
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Frank Sansosti

Co-PI: School Psych
Karl Kosko'image

Karl Kosko

Mathematics Education
Bridget Mulvey'image

Bridget Mulvey

Science Education
Kristy Pytash'image

Kristy Pytash

Literacy Education
Jay Buzhardt'image

Jay Buzhardt (KS)

External Advisory Board
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Kaybeth Calabria (OH)

External Advisory Board
Kara Dawson'image

Kara Dawson (FL)

External Advisory Board
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Jan Rogers (OH)

External Advisory Board
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Kara Rosenblatt (TX)

External Advisory Board
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Annette Kratcoski

Project Staff
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Enrico Gandolfi

Project Staff
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Rachel Mathews

Project Staff
Xiqian Han'image

Xiqian Han

Chang Shu'image

Chang Shu



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Rachel Kozy

Graphic Design
Samantha Mix'image

Samantha Mix

Graphic Design
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Bryan Rinnert

Gretchen Rinnert'image

Gretchen Rinnert

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Phillip Rumrill

Affiliated Faculty
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Brian Barber

Affiliated Faculty
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Melody Tankersly

Affiliated Faculty
Divyank Vemulapalli

Divyank Vemulapalli