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EXP: Automatically Synthesizing Valid, Personalized, Formative Assessments of CS1 Concepts

9/01/2017-08/31/2020 PI: Andrew Ko University of Washington Award Details Millions of people worldwide are trying to learn to code in schools, colleges, universities, and online. To do so successfully, they need significant practice and meaningful feedback that responds to their specific confusions and builds upon the knowledge they already have. Unfortunately, good practice content is […]

EXP: Collaborative Research: Cultivating Apprenticeship Learning for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Using Mixed Reality

9/01/2017-8/31/2020 PIs: Steven Ayer, Jeremi London, Arizona State University (Award Details) Wei Wu, California State University-Fresno Foundation (Award Details) For students pursuing careers in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry, learning multi-faceted skills are critical for career success. To enable this range of skill development, many schools and universities participate in student-based design and build […]

The cognitive and neural mechanisms of computer programming in young children: storytelling or solving puzzles?

8/01/2017-7/31/2019 PIs: Marina Bers, Tufts University (Award Details) Evelina Fedorenko, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Award Details) Research and policy changes over the recent years have brought a newfound focus on STEM for young children. Policy decisions regarding how and when to introduce computer science education would benefit from additional data. This project will investigate the […]

EAGER: Collaborative Research: Interactive Dialog Agents for Social Language Development and Listening Comprehension

10/01/2017-12/31/2018 PIs: Marilyn Walker, University of California-Santa Cruz (Award Details) Michael Neff, Emily Solari, University of California-Davis (Award Details) Practicing oral language skills supports children’s later ability to process written text. Low socioeconomic status children receive lower levels of quality home language input, which negatively affects language development. Many children already suffer from a significant […]

Collaborative Research: EAGER: SCIENCE: Systemic Cultivation of Inclusive Equitable Nurturing Classroom Ecology

9/01/2017-8/31/2019 PIs: Shiri Azenkot, Cornell University (Award Details) Holly Lawson, Portland State University (Award Details) In this collaborative proposal, a team of human-computer interaction and learning science researchers will collaborate with science education practitioners to develop and study a novel learning genre that aims to promote equity in science education for 4th-9th graders. The research […]

NetStat: EAGER: A Representation and Communication Infrastructure for Classroom Collaboration in Data Modeling and Statistics

9/01/16-8/31/18 PIs: Corey Brady, Tobin White Vanderbilt University Award Details This project aims to enhance collaborative and participatory learning in classrooms, an important and enduring theme across both research and practice. The project will use design-based research to build and study NetStat, a classroom network system for supporting collaborative activities in data modeling and statistics. […]

WPI Postdoctoral position in ALT Lab

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to join the Advanced Learning Technologies Lab at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (ALT Lab), led by Prof. Ivon Arroyo. The position is funded for 1 year (renewable up to 3 years). The successful candidate will work with Dr. Ivon Arroyo and a research team at WPI and across universities […]

ICLS 2018 Early Career Workshop

Applications are invited for the 2-day ICLS 2018 Early Career Workshop, Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count in London June 20-21, just before the ICLS 2018 conference. Led by Erica Halverson (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Rich Halverson (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Eduardo Guzmán (Universidad de Málaga), the workshop will engage early […]

U Illinois Faculty Positions

The College of Education at the University of Illinois seeks interdisciplinary scholars with expertise in how new digital technologies can be applied to learning, teaching, assessment, design, and policy in formal and informal educational settings. Up to three faculty positions for nine-month appointments, tenured or tenure-track, will be available. These positions are part of a […]