Foster is an associate professor of Learning Technologies in the School of Education and associate dean of Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies. He teaches and conducts research on the theoretical and practical application of immersive digital environments. His research interests focus on exploring learning, design, and technology for human cognition, behavior, and identity exploration. Foster investigates and designs digital and immersive technologies such as games, simulations and virtual worlds to help learners develop knowledge and explore identities to impact interpersonal, intrapersonal and cognitive competencies. His work with the GLIDE lab aims to explore the learning process, motivation to learn, and identity change in students using immersive digital technologies to impact formal and informal learning.
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