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I am May Kristine Jonson Carlon, or simply, May. I work as a postdoctoral researcher with a Ph.D. in Global Engineering for Development, Environment, and Society from Tokyo Institute of Technology in the Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering under the School of Environment and Society. I work with Professor Jeffrey S. Cross studying educational technology, specifically on improving the online learning experience through the use of metacognitive prompts, adaptive learning, and harvesting of implicit feedback through natural language processing. I started on October 2023 as an online education specialist at Tokyo Tech's Online Content Research and Development section where I had been working as a teaching assistant during my doctoral studies and as a volunteer shortly after. I am also teaching information technology courses at Hosei University's Global and Interdisciplinary Studies.

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FIE 2022: Impact on Second Language Writing via an Intelligent Writing Assistant and Metacognitive Training

This work is led by John Gayed, a doctoral student at the Cross Lab. While I am not the leader in this project, I am particularly proud of it because it showcases our lab's ability to synergize its members' research interests. In this project, we added a metacognitive tutor (my research interest) to John's AI-augmented writing tool.

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