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NSF/EHR CAREER Program Webinars

The NSF/EHR CAREER Working Group is hosting a webinar to answer participants’ questions about developing and submitting proposals to the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). The webinar will provide information specific to CAREER submissions to EHR and will give participants the opportunity to interact […]

Data Consortium Fellowships Applications due May 31

The goal of the NSF-funded Data Consortium Fellows (DCF) project is to support learning sciences researchers across the United States in developing the capacity to apply best practices in learning analytics and play. To that end, through the Data Consortium Fellows program, Fellows can apply for up to $2000 in participant support for a new […]

CAREER: Improving Adaptive Decision Making in Interactive Learning Environments

3/1/17-2/28/22 PIs: Min Chi North Carolina State University Award Details Interactive Learning Environments (ILEs) hold great promise for improving student performance in STEM education. While, traditionally, such systems have focused on teaching students subject matter, an equally important facet is to teach them how become better learners. The objective of this project is to develop […]

CAREER: Intelligent Representations: How to Blend Physical and Virtual Representations by Adapting to the Individual Student’s Needs in Real Time

7/1/17-6/30/22 PIs: Martina Rau University of Wisconsin-Madison Award Details Adaptive educational technologies can much improve students’ learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) domains. A particular strength of these technologies is that they can provide interactive models that visualize complex concepts. Educational technologies typically use virtual models that students manipulate via mouse or keyboard. […]

EXP: Linking Complex Systems: Promoting Reasoning within and Across Interconnected Complex Systems

10/1/16-9/30/18 PIs: Carolyn Staudt, Meridith Bruozas, Chad Dorsey, Eric Klopfer Concord Consortium Award Details Citizens and workers in tomorrow’s world must be prepared to approach what have been called “wicked” problems involving multiple, interlinked complex systems, including issues such as climate change, crime, communicable diseases, transportation, and many more. Preparing learners with the background to […]

CAP: Building Capacity for New Genre of Learning on the Move (LoM)

9/1/16-8/31/18 PIs: Rogers Hall, Ananda Marin, Katie Taylor Vanderbilt University Award Details The past decade has seen rapid growth in development and wide distribution of location-aware technologies (e.g., GPS in mobile devices), digital mapping tools (e.g., Google maps), and tools for spatial analysis and modeling (e.g., CartoDB). These technologies create new opportunities for linking data […]

CAP: The Seventh Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence (EAAI-17)

9/1/16-8/31/18 PIs: Eric Eaton Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Award Details The Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence, affiliated with the AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) conference in San Francisco in February 2017 is a premier venue for sharing knowledge about how to use AI in education and how […]

EAGER: Mobile City Science: Youth Mapping Community Learning Opportunities

9/1/16-2/28/18 PIs: Katie Taylor, Nichole Pinkard, Andres Henriquez University of Washington Award Details Mapping, and understanding related technologies, is quickly becoming a new kind of civic literacy for participating in community-level problem-solving. This project will study how two groups of urban youth collect data about and map their communities using mobile and location aware technologies, […]

EAGER: Teaching Computational Thinking through Programming Wearable Devices as Finite State Machines

12/1/16-11/30/18 PIs: Ivon Arroyo, Kathryn Fisler, Erin Ottmar Worcester Polytechnic Institute Award Details This research project will use cell phone technology and SmartWatches to train middle school students in public schools in computational thinking and mathematics, by having children create such augmented reality games with math related challenges. This new genre of embodied technologies (mobile […]

EXP: Tenacity: Self-Regulation of Attention and Its Relationship with Learning

1/1/17-12/31/18 PIs: Constance Steinkuehler, Kurt Squire, Richard Davidson University of Wisconsin-Madison Award Details So-called ‘non-cognitive’ factors such as grit, tenacity, and perseverance have drawn renewed attention from researchers, policy makers, and the public. Cutting across all three concepts is the fundamental idea of ‘self-regulation,’ or the ability to monitor and appropriately regulate one’s attention. Self-regulation […]