Ms. Shuler is a researcher, developer, and author in the children’s media and toy industry. As our inaugural Fellow, Carly researched and authored a number of Cooney Center reports, including D is for Digital and Pockets of Potential. Since her fellowship, Carly continued her work with the Center, leading many of our industry initiatives and research projects with a particular focus on consumer trends, informal learning, and mobile devices.
Throughout her career, Carly has worked with a host of children’s media and entertainment groups, including Sesame Workshop, Spin Master Toys, the Michael Cohen Group, and WGBH. She holds a master’s degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studied how media and technology can be used to educate children effectively. Carly frequently tweets, blogs, and speaks at conferences worldwide on the topic of children’s informal learning through technology. Carly is passionate about the magic that happens when fun, research, and education converge, and is dedicated to working on quality children’s products that inspire thought and creativity.