Category Archives: EAGER

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 […]

EAGER: Partnerships for Urban STEM Learning Hubs

10/1/16-9/30/17 PI: Nichole Pinkard DePaul University Award Details This project will begin to build a testbed for research partnerships to design and test cyberlearning systems for smart and connected communities for learning. Doing this type of research requires partnerships between educators, researchers, technologists, and youth, and enduring relationships between organizations within a city. The Digital […]

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

PI: Corey Brady 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. This project’s approach […]

EAGER: Collaborative Research: Virtual STEM Buddies for Personalized Learning Experiences in Free Choice Informal Learning Settings

PIs: Kyle Johnsen, University of Georgia Research Foundation (Award Details) Karen Kelly, The Children’s Museum of Atlanta (Award Details) Elizabeth DiSalvo, Georgia Tech Research Corporation (Award Details) This project investigates how to provide customized instructional scaffolding to young kids to learn science in unstructured, out-of-school environments. The innovation is in using ‘virtual STEM buddies’ (VSBs), […]

EAGER: Collaborative Research: Cyber-Eye: Empowering Learning through Remote Visualizations using Unmanned Aerial Systems

PIs: Ivan Mutis, Illinois Institute of Technology (Award Details) Pasha Antonenko, University of Florida (Award Details) This project explores the possibility of using Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) technology to support learning in construction engineering and management courses. Today, construction projects are becoming increasingly more complex. Students can learn about how projects unfold through field trips […]

EAGER: Computational Models of Essay Rewritings

PIs: Rebecca Hwa, Diane Litman University of Pittsburgh Award Details Natural language processing (NLP) is an integral part of an intelligent tutoring system for writing; it allows the system to automatically analyze student writings and provide feedback to help students to learn. For example, methods have been developed to automatically detect and correct grammar usage […]

EAGER: Collaborative Research: Designing Digital Rails to Foster Scientific Curiosity around Museum Collections

PIs: Steven McGee, Michael Horn, Northwestern University (Award Details) Jaap Hoogstraten, Matt Matcuk, Field Museum of Natural History (Award Details) One of the best ways to engage people in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at a young age is through informal museum experiences. Yet, the research base on understanding how learning and engagement develops […]