Meet Dr. Mimi Ito, Professor of Anthropology and Informatics

In an era of growing disparities in education and income, it has become increasingly critical to ensure that all children have access to social and relevant learning experiences. “Because of its reach, technology can level the playing field — or raise barriers to opportunity even higher,” says Professor Mizuko Ito, a cultural anthropologist of technology use and author of a series of highly influential books on the topic. Her work at the intersection of computer and social sciences is setting new standards in connected learning — learning that is equitable, social and learner-focused.