Category Archives: CFLT-EXP

EXP: Development of Human Language Technologies to Improve Disciplinary Writing and Learning through Self-Regulated Revising

8/01/2017-7/31/2020 PIs: Rebecca Hwa, Diane Litman, Amanda Godley University of Pittsburgh Award Details Writing and revising are essential parts of learning, yet many college students graduate without demonstrating improvement or mastery of academic writing. This project explores the feasibility of improving students’ academic writing through a revision environment that integrates natural language processing methods, best […]

CAP: Advancing Technology and Practice for Learning Reading and Writing Skills in Secondary Science Education

7/01/2016-6/30/2018 PI: Rebecca Passonneau Pennsylvania State Univ University Park Award Details The proposed workshop brings together researchers and educators to discuss how to advance technology and practice to better promote secondary school science literacy. There is a clear need for new directions in science literacy. Over the past decade, the National Center for Education Statistics […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]