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Nicole Kraft

Institute Senior Affiliate
Associate Professor – Clinical
College of Arts and Sciences/School of Communication

For Nicole Kraft, it has been one of her greatest honors at the university to be involved with The Drake Institute since its inception, and to work with the incredible staff. Her most significant engagement with  the institute has been through Carmen Common Sense, which she developed with USG and Drake involvement, and have trumpeted across all of our campuses—and beyond. She has taught four cohorts for Carmen Common Sense instructional redesign and has presented multiple times at Ohio State and across academic circles on the theories and practicality of Carmen Common Sense.

This is just the latest of her pedagogical development and experiences since coming to Ohio State. Kraft has also been heavily involved in Digital Flagship—even before there was a Digital Flagship—having piloted the use and research of mobile technology in education starting in 2013. As part of this work, she developed the course EXP 1500: Student Tech for Academic Success, which has been taught every summer since 2018 (in-person and online) to help freshmen student-athletes to learn the use of mobile technology for academics. She is studying the effectiveness of this intervention on students with the help of Drake funding in the hopes of applying it across the university campuses.