Dr. Dawley’s research activities are balanced among [Boyer's] four types of scholarship, a rare and desirable situation. She has creative, theory-based ideas about various aspects of enhancing learning, centering on emerging educational technologies. Lisa is applying her insights by conducting design-based research in authentic settings. Further, she is disseminating her scholarship beyond a narrow community of research peers through active outreach to scholars across a range of fields, relating her findings to larger issues and challenges they face...As our society increasingly uses interactive digital media, both at work and in play, understanding the strengths and limits of these media is vital. Thus, her work is very important for the evolution and transformation of education.