Tag Archives: Computational thinking

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: Linking Eye Movements with Visual Attention to Enhance Cyberlearning

8/15/16-7/31/18 PIs: Daniel Levin, Adriane Seiffert, Gautam Biswas Vanderbilt University Award Details Although hardware and software solutions are rapidly advancing the ability to detect and track cyberlearners’ eye movements, the scientific understanding of the link between these eye movements and actual learning remains tentative. This issue is particularly important because research demonstrates surprising limits to […]

EXP: Data-Driven Support for Novice Programmers

9/1/16-8/31/19 PIs: Tiffany Barnes, Min Chi North Carolina State University Award Details The researchers in this project will study fully data-driven systems to provide both scalable and individualized support for learners. Open-ended, media-rich visual programming environments such as Scratch and Snap represent the next-generation genre for engaging and inspiring students to learn programming. However, solving […]

CAREER: Designing a New Nexus: Examining the Social Construction of Electronics and Computing Toolkits to Broaden Participation and Deepen Learning

PI: Kylie Peppler Indiana University Award Details The persistently lopsided gender makeup of computer and information science programs in US universities and colleges suggests that the gender gap in computing education is still obstinately wide. Despite several national initiatives to diversify participation in STEM fields, the underlying culture of computing education remains relatively stagnant, with […]

Track 2: CS10K: BJC-STARS: Scaling CS Principles through STARS community & leadership development

PI: Tiffany Barnes North Carolina State University Award Details North Carolina State University proposes BJC-STARS, a CS10K proposal to broaden access to computing education through engaging colleges and universities to prepare and support regional communities of high school teachers to teach the Beauty and Joy of Computing (BJC) Computer Science Principles course. The effort leverages […]

EXP: Understanding Computational Thinking Process and Practices in Open-Ended Programming Environments

PIs: Shuchi Grover, Marie Bienkowski, John Stamper SRI International Award Details This project brings together two approaches to help K-12 students learn programming and computer science: open-ended learning environments, and computer-based learning analytics, to help create a setting where youth can get help and scaffolding tailored to what they know about programming without having to […]

DIP: Extending CTSiM: An Adaptive Computational Thinking Environment for Learning Science through Modeling and Simulation in Middle School Classrooms

PIs: Gautam Biswas, Douglas Clark, Pratim Sengupta, John Kinnebrew Vanderbilt University Award Details An important issue in education is helping learners understand scientific phenomena, especially those that are too small or large, fast or slow, dangerous or inconvenient to experience and manipulate first hand. A way of helping learners experience such phenomena is through modeling […]