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Rafi Santo


Rafi Santo is an educator, researcher, technologist and activist. His research and professional interests focus on the intersection of new media, educational design, interest driven learning, and online community, with a particular eye towards how to leverage these areas to create greater equity and democratization in society. He specializes in the design and implementation of educational technology projects and has done work as varied as online youth dialogues, youth advisories on digital media, social media civic engagement programs and youth leadership development and peer education in virtual worlds.  Rafi has collaborated on projects with organizations including The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, UNICEF, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has worked with MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning grantees to strengthen their initiatives through youth voices and perspectives.  He has consulted with foundations, community groups, NGOs and educators to think about how they can add value to their work through meaningful integration of digital media and has over 10 years of experience in youth development and education. Prior to starting his doctoral work at Indiana University, Rafi was a Senior Program Associate at Global Kids.


Indiana University - Graduate Research Associate, Learning Sciences