Gates Foundation grant to support identification of out-of-school experiences that develop youth’s occupational identity
Ahn is director of the School of Education’s Orange County Educational Advancement Network (OCEAN). Established in fall 2018, OCEAN is a network of research-practice partnerships between the School of Education and K-12 schools in Orange County. At each site, a School of Education faculty member and doctoral student work with school leadership to identify the greatest needs and goals of the school, and in turn conduct research that will positively impact the school.
Ahn co-designs technology with community partners for diverse learning contexts. He has engaged in research-practice partnerships around emerging technologies including social media, alternate reality games, and data visualization platforms. His research interests include learning technologies, research-practice partnerships, human-computer interaction, educational technology, and data use and analytics.