Constance Steinkuehler
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Constance Steinkuehler's work began with a focus on literacy and games and is now more broadly concerned with cognition, culture and video games. As she puts it:

I research cognition and learning in online games. I’m especially interested in the forms of science, literacy, and sociocultural skills that young adults learn from online play.

She studies knowledge production in massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) with a particular interest in scientific habits of mind.

She is currently on leave from academia and is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President of the USA.

She offers a brief account of her research in this clip. She extends her views here during the Aspen Ideas 2012: Games: where intelligence is valued, in an interview with John Seely Brown.