Carmen Strigel’s work in RTI’s International Development Group focuses on the intersection of neuroscience, technology, and learning. She designs, implements, and researches technology that enhances learning, builds capacity, and facilitates information-based decision-making.
Dr. Strigel’s passion lies in teacher development and the pedagogic integration of technology, with a focus on supporting learning for children with diverse needs. She has led groundbreaking research in Ethiopia implementing a technology-supported intervention to measurably improve teachers’ inclusive instructional practices for children with vision or hearing difficulties in everyday classrooms.
Dr. Strigel designed Tangerine, an open source software that facilitates electronic data collection, continuous student assessment, and program monitoring. To date, Tangerine has been deployed in over 60 countries and 100 languages. She also spearheads RTI’s work in game-based assessment of employability skills and contributes to RTI’s research on sensors and assessments.
Elevating RTI’s scientific stature, Dr. Strigel has authored dozens of reports, articles, and book chapters on education technology, including on scaling equitable education technology, assistive technologies, and data informed instructional decision making. Dr. Strigel has researched, designed, implemented and monitored educational technology initiatives for nearly 20 years for the European Union, United Nations Development Program, Asian Development Bank, and the United States Agency for International Development, among others, across Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.