|Born||February 2, 1965|
|Alma mater||Brown University (BA)|
Harvard University (EdM)
Tufts University (PhD)
|Institutions||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Thesis||Learning goals for emotion regulation: A randomized intervention study (2011)|
|Doctoral advisor||Fred Rothbaum|
Rusk was educated at Brown University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a focus on Chinese language, Chinese literature and Computer science in 1988. She moved to the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she was awarded a Master of Education (EdM) degree specializing in educational technology in 1989. She completed her PhD in child development supervised by Fred Rothbaum at Tufts University in 2011. Her thesis used a randomized controlled trial to investigate learning goals for emotional self-regulation.
Career and research
Rusk's research interests are in learning, motivation, emotions, educational technology and child development. Rusk co-founded the Computer Clubhouse, a network of after-school activities serving children and young adults, in 1993. Rusk is a co-creator of Scratch, a programming language and online community designed for children to make and share computer animations, video games, interactive stories, and other media. She has collaborated extensively with Mitchel Resnick on technology education and computer science education for young people.
Awards and honors
- Natalie Rusk publications indexed by Google Scholar
- Rusk, Natalie (2011). Learning Goals for Emotion Regulation: A Randomized Intervention Study. tufts.edu (PhD thesis). Tufts University. hdl:10427/011521. ProQuest 899781409.
- "Group Overview ‹ Lifelong Kindergarten". mit.edu. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Natalie Rusk on Twitter
- Tiku, Nitasha (2014). "How to Get Girls Into Coding". nytimes.com. New York City: New York Times.
- Natalie Rusk Homepage web
.media .mit .edu /~nrusk /
- Natalie Rusk on LinkedIn
- "Person Overview ‹ Natalie Rusk". mit.edu. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Natalie Rusk at DBLP Bibliography Server
- Natalie Rusk author profile page at the ACM Digital Library
- Resnick, M., Rusk, N., Cooke, S. (1998). "The Computer Clubhouse: Technological Fluency in the Inner City" (PDF). High Technology and Low-Income Communities. MIT Press.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
- Maloney, John; Resnick, Mitchel; Rusk, Natalie; Silverman, Brian; Eastmond, Evelyn (2010). "The Scratch Programming Language and Environment" (PDF). ACM Transactions on Computing Education. 10 (4): 1–15. doi:10.1145/1868358.1868363. ISSN 1946-6226. S2CID 9744698.
- Resnick, Mitchel; Maloney, John; Hernández, Andrés; Rusk, Natalie; Eastmond, Evelyn; Brennan, Karen; Millner, Amon; Rosenbaum, Eric; Silver, Jay; Silverman, Brian; Kafai, Yasmin (2009). "Scratch: Programming for All" (PDF). Communications of the ACM. 52 (11): 60–67. doi:10.1145/1592761.1592779. S2CID 9390203.
- Maloney, John H.; Peppler, Kylie; Kafai, Yasmin; Resnick, Mitchel; Rusk, Natalie (2008). "Programming by choice: urban youth learning programming with Scratch" (PDF). ACM SIGCSE Bulletin. 40 (1): 367. doi:10.1145/1352135.1352260. S2CID 13884453.
- Rusk, Natalie; Osiecki, Kristin; Bentley, Zoe; Schilling, Eric; He, Helen (2019). The Official Scratch Coding Cards: Scratch 3.0 (PDF). ISBN 978-1457187919. OCLC 945947519.
- Rusk, Natalie (2016). Start Making! A Guide to Engaging Young People in Maker Activities. ISBN 978-1593279769. OCLC 1011088647.
- "Cambridge Computing Education Research Symposium". raspberrypi.org. Cambridge.