Author Archives: CIRCL Admin

Support for Doctoral Students from U.S. Universities to Attend AIED 2017 and/or EDM 2017

6/01/2017-11/30/2018 PI: Erin Walker Arizona State University Award Details The United States has historically been the global leader in the field of artificial intelligence in education (AIED), or ways to use computerized artificial intelligence to enhance teaching and learning in contexts ranging from children learning math in school, to soldiers learning highly technical jobs in […]

EXP: Collaborative Research: Empowering Learners to Conduct Experiments

9/01/2017-8/31/2019 PI: Casper Harteveld, Gillian Smith Northeastern University Award Details This project seeks to transform current practices in the teaching of scientific research methods by shifting the fundamental dynamics and focusing in a scientific domain that is relatable to a broad audience: designing and conducting social and behavioral science experiments. Scientific inquiry is key to […]

Catalyzing Scientific Inquiry and Engineering through Wearable Intersubjective Sensation Devices

8/01/2017-7/31/2020 PI: R. Benjamin Shapiro University of Colorado at Boulder Award Details This project will investigate how to improve young people’s science skills, and to increase their perceptions of science as a pro-social field, through the design and enactment of a new science education approach that emphasizes curiosity about and investigation of animal perception and […]

EXP: Paper Mechatronics: Advancing Engineering Education Through Computationally Enhanced Children’s Papercrafts

10/01/2017-9/30/2019 PI: Sherry Hsi, Michael Eisenberg Concord Consortium Award Details Professional engineering is a complex, multifaceted activity. Today’s engineer needs to be resourceful and innovative, to build models, and to test and improve designs. Moreover, creating a new artifact is often an interdisciplinary effort. The task may well involve elements of computational, mechanical, and electronic […]

EAGER: Making with Understanding

9/01/2017-8/31/2019 PI: Bertrand Schneider Harvard University Award Details There is a new cultural movement where everyday people tinker with concepts in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), simply for the purpose of satisfying creativity and curiosity. This “maker movement” is powered by the wide availability of low-cost electronics and manufacturing tools, which allow amateur makers to […]

EAGER: Developing Teaching Assistant Expertise with a Sensor-Based Learning System

9/01/2017-8/31/2019 PI: Amy Ogan, John Zimmerman Carnegie-Mellon University Award Details While a college degree is essential for many jobs or career paths, many college students receive a less than ideal educational experience. For years, research has shown that moving away from large lectures and increasing student engagement and participation significantly improves learning. However, most colleges […]

Convergence HTF: Collaborative: Workshop on Convergence Research about Multimodal Human Learning Data during Human Machine Interactions

9/01/2017-8/31/2018 PI: Gautam Biswas Vanderbilt University Award Details Intelligent, interactive, and highly networked machines — with which people increasingly share their autonomy and agency — are a growing part of the landscape, particularly in regard to work. As automation today moves from the factory floor to knowledge and service occupations, insight and action are needed […]

EXP: To Enact, To Tell, To Write: A Bridge to Expressive Writing through Digital Enactment

9/01/2017-8/31/2020 PI: Sharon Lynn Chu, Francis Quek, Beverly Irby Texas A&M University Main Campus Award Details This cyberlearning project explores a novel approach, called Digitally-Augmented Enactment (DAE), to support learning expressive writing by children at the critical grade 4-5 developmental period, with a focus on English Language Learners (ELLs). Expressive writing is core to the […]

EXP: Readily Available Learning Experiences: Turning the Entire Web into Progressive Examples to Bridge Conceptual Knowledge Gaps for Novice Web Developers

9/01/2017-8/31/2020 PI: Haoqi Zhang, Eleanor O’Rourke Northwestern University Award Details Computing is changing our world, and there is an urgent need to train large numbers of professional developers to meet the demands of our nation’s economy. While it is relatively easy to learn basic computing concepts, acquiring the conceptual knowledge and problem-solving skills of professional […]