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Arej Mwassi

Grad Research Assistant
Graduate Assistant/Associate, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1811
Student Information:
Graduate Student
Learning, Literacies and Technologies
MaryLouFulton Teachers College


Areej Mawasi is a doctoral candidate in Learning, Literacies and Technology at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Areej earned her master’s degree in Educational Technology at ASU in 2017 and her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Areej has an interdisciplinary research experience and currently she is a research assistant at Center for Science and the Imagination at ASU. Her research focuses on the intersection between learning sciences and educational technology.  She is interested in the design and study of learning environments supported by educational technology and digital media in-and-out school using design-based research methodologies. Areej was awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award for her graduate studies between 2015-2017, the Interdisciplinary Enrichment Fellowship at ASU (2017-2018), and was a fellow of the Spirit of Service Scholarship at ASU (2017-2018).  



- 2016: M.Ed. Educational Technology Student,  Arizona State University.
- 2014: B.A. in Business Administration & Education, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
- 2008: Alumni, The Arab Orthodox College, Haifa.


Mawasi A., Nagy, P., Wylie R. (2020). Systematic Literature Review on Narrative-Based Learning in Educational Technology Learning Environments (2007-2017). In International Conference of the Learning Sciences. ICLS2020. Full paper.

Mawasi A., Ahmed, I., Walker E., Wang, S., Marsali, Z., Whitehurst, A., Wylie R. (2020). Using Design-Based Research to Improve Help Giving in Middle School Math Classroom. In International Conference of the Learning Sciences. ICLS2020. Full paper.


Mawasi A., Aguilera, E., Wylie R., & Gee, E. (2020). Addressing Equity in Learning Environments Mediated by Educational Technology. In International Conference of the Learning Sciences. ICLS2020. Short paper. 


Aguilera, E., Stewart, O. G., Mawasi, A., & Cortés, L. E. (2020). Seeing Beyond the Screen: A Multidimensional Framework for Understanding Digital-Age Literacies. In P. Sullivan, J. Lantz, & B. Sullivan (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Integrating Digital Technology With Literacy Pedagogies (pp. 1-31). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-0246-4.ch001 


Ahmed, I., Mawasi, A., Wang, S., Wylie, R., Bergner, Y., Whitehurst, A., & Walker, E. (2019, June). Investigating Help-Giving Behavior in a Cross-Platform Learning Environment. In International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (pp. 14-25). Springer, Cham.


Ahmed, I., Girotto, V., Mawasi, A., Whitehurst, A., Wylie, R., & Walker, E. (2019, January). Co-Design for Learner Help-Giving Across Physical and Digital Contexts. In International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (p. 545-548; Vol. 2). 


Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 180TechLtrcy Prblm Slvng DigTech
Honors / Awards: 


  • Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Scholarship, MLFTC, ASU (19')
  • GPSA: Outstanding Research Award (19'), Outstanding Mentor Award (19'), Arijit Guha Advocacy Award (18')
  • Fellow of the Interdisciplinary Enrichment Fellowship, ASU (2017-2018)
  • Fellow of Spirit of Service Scholarship, ASU (2017-2018)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, MEd. in EdTech (May, 2017)
  • Murray and Clara Walker Scholarship (2015)
  • Fellow of Fulbright Outreach Program for Graduate Studies, Institute of International Education (2015-2017)
  • Fried-Gal Transitional Justice Fellowship Award, Hebrew University (2013-2014)
  • Fellow of (2012)