Tag Archives: Computational thinking

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 […]

Virtual Environment Interactions: Exploring Grounded Embodied Pedagogy in Support of Computational Thinking

PIs: Shaundra Daily, Sabarish Babu, Sophie Joerg, Alison Leonard Clemson University Award Details This INSPIRE award is partially funded by the CE21 Program in the Division of Computer & Network Systems in the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & engineering (CISE), the Cyberlearning Program in the Division of Information & Intelligent Systems in the […]

INDP: Collaborative Research: Coding for All: Interest-Driven Trajectories to Computational Fluency

PIs: Mitchel Resnick, Natalie Rusk, MIT (Award Details) Mizuko Ito, University of California-Irvine (Award Details) Urs Gasser, Harvard University (Award Details) This Cyberlearning Integration and Deployment (INDP) project brings together an interdisciplinary research team from the MIT Media Lab, the Digital Media and Learning Hub at University of California Irvine, and Harvard University’s Berkman Center […]

EAGER: Foundations for Advancing Computational Thinking (FACT): Learning and Assessment through an Online Middle School Curriculum

PIs: Roy Pea, Stephen Cooper Stanford University Award Details Stanford University proposes to develop and evaluate a proof-of-concept online middle school course (with a teacher version as well) that adapts concepts from the Exploring Computer Science (ECS) curriculum, specifically algorithmic thinking and introductory programming. The project will: (1) Design and deploy an online six-week “Foundations […]

EAGER: Collaborative Research: Democratizing the Teaching of Parallel Computing Concepts

PIs: Wuchun Feng, Eli Tilevich, Virginia Tech (Award Details) Jennifer Chiu, University of Virginia (Award Details) A study by the U.S. Council of Competitiveness reports that 97% of U.S. businesses rely on the innovative use of high-performance parallel computing (HPC) to maintain their competitive advantage in the global economy. Furthermore, the ubiquity of multi- and […]

EXP: Macro Data for Micro Learning: Developing FUN! for Automated Assessment of Computational Thinking in Scratch

PIs: Deborah Fields, Taylor Martin Utah State University Award Details This Cyberlearning: Transforming Education Exploration Project is designed to advance understanding of how to personalize feedback and advice to learners as they engage in exploratory and creative activities in constructionist technology-enhanced learning environments. During such activities, learners often engage in programming (using, e.g., Scratch, Alice) […]

EXP: CTSiM: Fostering Computational Thinking in Middle Schools through Scientific Modeling and Simulation

PIs: Gautam Biswas, Douglas Clark, Pratim Sengupta Vanderbilt University Award Details This project’s investigation is at the nexus between scientific thinking, computational thinking, modeling as an investigative endeavor, and visual programming tools. The PIs are infusing middle-school science with efforts to promote computational thinking, doing that through making modeling a more significant part of science […]